The Cricketers Warfield

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The Pub The Cricketers is a country pub and dining rooms with a large beer garden and outdoor patio dining in the summer. The pub is a beautifully refurbished and extended early 19th century public house. Once known to the locals as “The Old Orchard House”, we really are a hidden gem on Cricketers Lane in Warfield, just a short drive from Ascot Racecourse, Legoland and Bracknell. We are family friendly and also happy to welcome dogs into our bar and garden areas as we always have a jar of dog treats in the porch. Whether you want to warm yourself in the sun outside in the summer with a glass of Pimms or enjoy a perfect pint of cask conditioned real ale in front of a real log fire in the winter, the Cricketers is the perfect place for a drink. If you are looking for a great venue for a family get together, a working lunch, special occasion or a light snack we’d love you to join us.
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3.9
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4.0
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SP
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was bad considering there were only a few tables dining when we arrived. I had to go and ask one of the waiters for service. No drinks menu at the table and the food was average. Camembert starter is hugely overpriced (£14), only £1 cheaper than the burger (with chips) on the menu! Also sourdough is advertised but it was served with French stick. Blue cheese croquettes were very small and were more like balls of deep fried cheese. Nice ambience but very disappointing otherwise.

ML
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food, client enjoyed it as did we. Would recommend.

CL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We waited 1 and half hours for our food. We were squished a small table so much so my granddaughter was in her car seat on the floor with people walking past with hot food, we asked to be moved and no help was offered. One of our party asked for extra roast potatoes with his meal and received 1 extra and was charged £1 for this. A £15 service charge was added to the bill, which in hindsight I wish we had not paid as we did not receive good service. We had a table of 15 near us who were very noisy, we couldn’t hear ourselves speak. All in all it was not a pleasurable lunch.

JK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed an excellent Sunday Lunch with good service. It’s our first time, but we will be back

KC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were disappointed in waiting 1 hour 15mins for our main course. I’d told them it was my birthday lunch and we had two children with us but the waitress put one starter through and we waited and waited until we were fed up. We had to ask 3 times when when our food would arrive to be told as we’d ordered one garlic bread for my son, the kitchen then delayed everyone’s main. Who takes an hour and 15 mins to eat half a sliced baguette? This is not acceptable as the waitress should have informed the kitchen OR us to advise this would happen, especially as we’d initially asked to have the starter alongside the mains at the same time. Poor service and attention to customer.
However, they were very attentive to the table next to us who they clearly knew and served them a good 40mins before us despite the fact they’d arrived 15mins after us.

G
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming establishment. On a wild winters day it was welcoming. Good service and an excellent roast lunch.

a
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Roast with generous portions. You’ll need to order a side of parsnips though, which aren’t included. Great food and excellent service 😃

PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Poor service , took 40 minutes for order to arrive even though the restaurant was not busy. Ordered the pork Sunday lunch which comprised of a small piece of fat, appreciate that it's pork belly but hardly any meat . Shame because we like this place and visit quite regularly.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as per norm x

PW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy and lively, the staff coped well and were attentive and pleasant. Food was very good with a good choice of ales, shame I was on dry Jan. Happy to recommend to friends and family.

HC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was very popular being a Sunday lunchtime , service was very slow because of this but food was good. Pasta could have been a lot hotter but it does get cold quickly anyway. Was quite noisy but it was busy so what can you expect. Wouldn’t recommend for a romantic Sunday lunch but suited our family group of 8.

G
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a very nice pub. The ambience is very pleasant and I would always recommend it for a couple of drinks. But the service at dinner was extremely slow. When we chose our dishes we were told 3 of our choices where no longer available, surely they should have told us when they gave us the menus. The food was ok but nothing exceptional, and a bit overpriced. No-one asked us if food was ok. We had to ask twice for the bill and still waited long time for it. Will not go again for dinner.

PS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Sadly it's Christmas, so talking to each other involves shouting, as every table is doing the same. Would be best if large tables were all grouped together

W
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The only improvement would be that the server had too many tables to take care of leaving us looking to get drinks etc

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food, wine, service and ambience were all great

JK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice pub/restaurant in a good location. Food was lovely, staff were lovely, would happily return, they looked after our daughter on her birthday. Very good.

C
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A most enjoyable lunch. Food was excellent. Will return

w
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Number of Covers: 7

Restaurant was very quiet at first. There was only a few tables in the restaurant.

Mains and dessert took some time to come out. (about 45 minutes - 1 hour from ordering mains and about 45 mins from mains to desserts)
- One of the mains (fish of the day) plates was a very small portion and looked like a starter next to the other plate of the same dish.
- When the dessert came out for one of the covers, it was wrong. So this had to go back and be changed. -- Coffees were ordered instead of desserts for some of our group and they were delivered almost immediately after placing the order.

Table wasn't fully cleared after mains and we had to ask a waiter to clear the last plate after the 3rd time he walked past. Also after dessert, only half the table to was cleared and we had to go to the bar to ask for the bill.

This was a evening meal for work and didn't want to make a fuss in front of our foreign guests.

I would recommend the Cricketers as the quality of food is good and enjoyable. I will go back again for a second meal but if I experience the same sort of service I would be hesitant to return.

CC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great time last Sunday. The food was delicous. The atmosphere was very festive and friendly. We had a great time. The only small negative is that we waited for over an hour for our food, but thats ok as we had mulled wine to keep us going !

JC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we felt very welcome the guys serving us where very friendly and attentive. The food was great just what we needed lovely 3 meat roast starters and dessert where just as nice a great experience from start to finish will be back very soon

OT
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have eaten here twice now and although the service was better this time it is still a bit slow. I had a burger which I found quite hard going as the meat was very well cooked. The staff are polite and the establishment was clean enough.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, great staff, friendly service. Lovely hot fire place. We enjoyed our family lunch so much!
Thankyou

TM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent attentive service. Good food and lively atmosphere. Would recommend

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and atmosphere! I have a few allergies and the waiters were really lovely and friendly sorting out what I could eat! Thanks to the chefs too!

MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A lovely place for a pub meal with an interesting menu. A bit slow on service which is quite important when you have small children.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Maybe because it was Sunday I didn’t have a great experience but I won’t be returning any time soon. Had a table booked but that doesn’t mean anything. Still had to wait 20 mins to get a table. Then we wasn’t even spoken to for 15 mins untill we got a waiter to take our order. Food was ok nothing to shout about. Pub is in a nice area and we did get sat next to a boiling hot fire it wasn’t great.

AF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service.. nice atmosphere , would certainly return!

HA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable food and we were served by the lovely Yvonne who was very friendly and gave great service.

VY
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, as was the service. We were by a door where people went outside to smoke and it was a little cold each time someone went outside.
Other than that, no complaints. We would go back again.

SL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service would thoroughly recommend.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. No issues. Music was slightly on the loud side, but not too much of a problem. All good

CW
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We thought we would treat ourselves to a Sunday roast at our local pub. Bearing in mind the last Sunday roast we had there about 8months ago was not that great but thought that may have been a one off. Sadly it was no better this time. Frozen roast potatoes and they had run out of cauliflower cheese but instead of telling me that tried to serve up the burnt leftovers from the pan that had all dried out! For the money, £18 for a Sunday roast, All in all not impressed! Wont be going back in a hurry for food thats for sure!

KB
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place, great food! would def recommend, my friends from London insist we eat here when they come to visit!

P
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Booked as a destination to drive to for a day out from central London, it only missed expectations on one area - it was super quiet on a Thursday lunchtime, we could hear everything well (a plus) but ambiance not so much. Definitely worth a visit

HW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A meal with my sister, baby niece, and dog. We were reserved a perfect table given the guests and we had more than enough space for the baby's push chair. Very warm and friendly welcome, service was very personal and was done at our pace. I went for starters which were gorgeous! New additions I think to the menu. Our mains came out promptly and it all was tasty and warm. We would have stayed for dessert but someone was getting irritable. Our server was great and seemed to be managing all the tables by himself, sorry I didn't get your name and lapsed in leaving you a tip! Will come again definitely. Amazing place for dogs! Treats and water easily available.

JE
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were a party of four and each of us felt the service was really poor. Our table was not ready when we arrived, not a problem in itself, but we were left hanging around and not asked if we would like to take a seat in the bar and order a drink in the meantime. The roast dinners had obviously been hanging around since lunch time, this was 7.30pm, and the poor staff seemed totally disorganised. Our dinner plates were removed and we were not asked if we would like desert. We decided not to bother anyway as had not enjoyed our main courses. I do not like to leave a review like this, and perhaps there were problems with staffing that night, but unfortunately it has tainted our opinion of the place. it was very overpriced for the quality of the food.

PM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Ambience, Friendly Staff,Great Food and Service.

S
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable time. Lovely location, friendly attentive staff, generous portions and warm atmosphere. Perhaps a little noisy when it's busy but I can't really complain about that; it's always vibrant in there.

DC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, met with friends for lunch..food was delicious.bouncy castle outside for the kids, shame the weather wasn’t the greatest. It made the most of it.
Lovely place and definitely coming back again.

JR
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious and high-quality food, though service was a little slow when we visited.