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The Cricketers

Famous dining pub in rural Essex

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu

Inevitably some foodies will seek out The Cricketers in the lovely village of Clavering hoping that Jamie Oliver may be calling in on his parents that day. Landlords Trevor and Sally Oliver have been pulling pints and cooking classy food here for over 30 years; Jamie now supplies The Cricketers’ kitchen with vegetables and herbs from his certified organic garden nearby. The menu almost rings with the now-famous Oliver focus on flavour. Properly hung meat and the freshest of fish are givens, along with tasty leaves. A starter of five spice Telmara Farm confit duck salad could be followed by a plate of Prior’s Hall Farm pork belly, slow-roasted and served with creamy mash, an apple and gooseberry sauce, sauteed spinach and red wine jus. Food aside, The Cricketers has been a community local for nearly 500 years. A refreshing pint of Adnams Ghost Ship supped beneath the beams is justification enough for a visit.

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

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Adnams, Southwold Bitter and Ghost Ship, Nethergate Old Growler
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Somersby

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


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

Getting here

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

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