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The Cricketers

A community, country free house with flavour-packed food

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Garden

Aged 19, Trevor Oliver, already married to Sally, became one of England's youngest licensees. In 1976 they arrived at this delightful 16th-century inn, he in the kitchen and she front-of-house and book-keeper. Two babies came too – Anna-Marie and Jamie (yes, that Jamie) so, who knows, maybe he'll be visiting his parents the day you visit, for he and his sister supply vegetables, salad leaves and herbs from their certified organic garden nearby. Food shows the now-famous Oliver's focus on flavour, with all the fish fresh from Billingsgate market, meat hung and butchered on site, and bread and pasta made every morning. Daily specials complement a menu that offers lamb shank with slow-braised root vegetables; 'Jamie's' chicken katsu curry; vegetable Wellington, and plenty to tempt children. Terrace dining is an appealing option.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2, Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9.30, Sunday 12–8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Getting here

M11 junction 10, A505 east, A1301, B1383. At Newport take B1038.

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