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A dining pub that is certainly a hit

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Overlooking the cricket ground from which its name is taken, this is an 18th-century cottage-style dining pub. It has a beautiful country garden with lawn, patio and picnic tables for warmer days, while inside you’ll find fires, old-world beams, Badger ales and a warm welcome from landlords Michael and Mary Macken, who have been running the pub for over 13 years. Options on the menu range from tempting sandwiches and baked potatoes to dishes like calves’ liver with mash, sweet and sour onions and Madeira sauce; or slow-cooked lamb shank with crispy pancetta, broad beans and new potatoes. There are daily specials, Sunday roasts and a children’s menu, too. There is a village beer and cider festival in mid July.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.45-9.30, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Tanglefoot, K&B Sussex, Badger Firkin Fox and First Call
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Mid July weekend
  • Cider festival, Mid July weekend


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M25 junction 18, A404 (Amersham to High Wycombe road) to Amersham. Past crematorium on right, 2nd left into Whielden Lane (signed Winchmore Hill). 1.25 miles, pub on right

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