The Cricketers

Location Clavering

Postcode CB11 4QT

Telephone +44 (0) 1799 550442


Why we love it...

Excellent food

The Place

The formula here is basics done well: good food, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Previously owned by Jamie Oliver’s parents, it is no surprise that food is the focus. The menu is short but thoughtful, offering enhanced pub classics such as wild boar and apple sausages with mash and charred tender stem broccoli, alongside adventurous dishes, for example a chargrilled Suffolk bacon chop with mango salsa. Vegetarians will also be satisfied.

The recent refurbishment has brought the building’s interiors up to date, giving the 16thC structure a sleek finish. The now polished restaurant is a contrast to the rustic exterior, but they have done well to retain the original features of the dining room where possible.

The bedrooms, too, have been spruced up. There are 22, all double, some situated in the pub itself, the rest in the surrounding buildings. They are fairly uniform: cool, contemporary colours brightened by botanical wallpapers and side tables. Even the smallest option is spacious.

Although there’s not much to do in Clavering itself, Saffron Walden is just a short drive, and Cambridge not much further.

Check out the other Chestnut locations on the site, The Carpenters Arms in Great Wilbraham and The Wiveton Bell, just a mile from Blakeney.


The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 22; all double
Food Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities Bar, restaurant, parking
Children Welcome
Accessibility Ground floor rooms available, one room adapted to be fully accessible
Pets Dog-friendly rooms available

To Book

Call +44 (0) 1799 550442

Good To Know

Address The Cricketers, Clavering, Essex CB11 4QT

The Location

Find this place: Follow the B1383 to the village of Newport and follow the signs to The Cricketers

What's nearby: Saffron Walden, Audley End House and Gardens, Duxford Imperial War Museum

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