The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green

4.4
87 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
RESTAURANT NOTE: If you require a table for more than 6 persons, please call us directly on 01799 619260.

We are Covid secure. Please visit our website to view our 'Covid Rules' ahead of your visit, which explains these measures and what we all have to do to be safe & compliant. Please scroll down to the bottom of the home page where you will see Covid19 Guidance.

We’re in the tranquil village of Rickling Green, overlooking the village green and historic cricket ground, in the middle of beautiful countryside.

Whether you’re after a comforting home-cooked meal after a long day at work or fabulous fine dining for a special celebration, we’ve got something for every occasion. Choose from our locally sourced, innovative menu and excellent wine list in our oak beamed bar or stylish restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 87 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch, very enjoyable and a nice atmosphere.

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tomaldo
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing roast pig n mix was fantastic prob best roast I’ve had. 10/10

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LINDSEYG
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal with plenty to choose from including the vegetarian options. It’s unbelievable that they are closing restaurants like these with safe COVID-19 measures in place

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KennyS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at a great price all set in a beautiful place 👌

MR
MicheleR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service.
Would come back again

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JRMO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner here. Had the buttermilk wings to start, beef bourguignon and trifle. All 10 out of 10. Lovely ambience and christmas decorations, friendly and attentive staff. Thoroughly recommend.

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HarrietL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, warm outdoor cabins. Most delicious food! Loved it!

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EmmaR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always, and service was 100%
Lots of choice for food. I had the blade of beef with dauphinois potato’s. Children’s menu has lots of variety and good sized portions. Very happy!

SP
SamP
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bao Buns were unreal! All meals were outstanding quality and will def be coming back

JJ
JannaJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We ordered two adults burgers and two children’s burgers. The roles were stale and they were dry. Chips were ordinary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in front of an open fire

RH
RosalindH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exquisite meal at my local , beautiful food beautifully cooked and nice friendly staff, what more could you want?

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DanielleK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal on the eve of Lockdown 2, 2020. Staff were friendly and the service was 10/10. The food was excellent - beautifully presented and it was exceptional. 4 empty plates, which unfortunately left no room for dessert! We will definitely be supporting them with take away meals over the next 4 weeks.

RH
RebeccaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Can't fault it. The food is always delicious and the staff lovely and friendly.

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SamT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was too salty however portion sizes were reasonable.

CF
ChristinaF
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal, the service was really good, perfectly enjoyable.

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The menu is really clear and indicates if a dish has a gluten option available or not which is extremely helpful because I'm coeliac. I was delighted to received a beautiful roast dinner (minus the stuffing, pigs in blankets & Yorkshire pudding - you can't have it all!) Never the less, it is easily the best Sunday lunch we have had in the area.

Would be really great to see a gluten free roast dinner with all of the trimmings & some dessert options available to pre-order in the future?... Thank you to The Cricketers Arms for a lovely Sunday lunch.

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Jigsaw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the lamb "tear and share" for Sunday lunch. It was exquisite!

MS
MarkyS
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food in pleasant surroundings with good service. The "tear and share" roast lamb for two was amazing!

PS
vipPaulS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. My

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NorBlue
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food but service still needs attention because with better service this would be a 5 star review

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SamL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sunday roast was great. Lots of flavour and food was presented brilliantly
Will definitely go again

Covid arrangements were assuring and well thought out

SM
SusanM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday lunch is always good and they are good at providing gluten free options. It was quite busy but things quietened down during the time we were there which made us feel better with the social distancing. Best Sunday lunch around in my opinion.

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Casper
15 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was fine and service was efficient but lacked friendliness or that human connection (seemed a bit distant).

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RichardW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, would highly recommend you try the Cricketers

CF
ChristinaF
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening waiter and waitress were attentive, food was delicious.

M
vipMerel
London
82 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A lovely setting and decent food with good value. A nice lunch and efficient non-fussy service.

NB
NorBlue
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

In the 13 years we've been using this pub I can't recall a better meal. Thanks for bringing our 'local' back up to standard.

RD
RoseannaD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quick service, delicious food, will definitely be returning! Highly recommend

GW
GemmaW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing, such a lovely pub. We have been a few times and never disappointed.

SS
StephenS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food well organised nice atmosphere will be returning

CB
CarlaB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I was expecting a cosy little country pub, but was greeted by a cavernous, cold hollow space! Unfortunately, this marred my overall experience as the food was excellent, albeit a bit pricey. Best Yorkshires we have ever had though!!!

DB
DeeB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was just a last minute get way as we both worked through covit and not had a day off in 5 month so a well earnd break

NB
NorBlue
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

CA have risen to the distancing challenge and mostly achieve a very safe environment. The food is well constructed and delicious but the prices match.

HH
HayleyH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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AliciaD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great range of food, staff were attentive and friendly. Definitely come back soon!

RP
RayP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great pub, great rooms, good food although breakfast service could be sharpened up.

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Matty
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Our first time in a restaurant since March, we will 100% be returning. Home cooked perfect food, great service, fabulous pub in a picturesque position

AR
AngelaR
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Presented beautifully. Loved our meal.

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Acdc
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pub has a great feel and the food was delicious. The whole family had a great evening.

FAQs

The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01799 619260.

The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green is rated 4.4 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.