The Cricketers Warfield

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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
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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C
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Sunday lunch delicious roast beef with lovely vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. Great ambience and friendly staff thoroughly recommend

OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

No easily available gluten free menu on paper or via staff iPad.

Ok passed to Ronseal test. Nothing special either way

CL
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

My friends birthday and they didn’t have half of the options service very patchy til the manager took over, overpriced for essentially is a country pub no where near fine dining big shame as an amazing venue

t
Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable... excellent food and service and we sat outside in the lovely garden! We will be back!

MS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to the cricketers with friends, good service, good food, lots of choice, will visit again excellent place.

PB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the table online - very easy. When we arrived we were shown to our table immediately. The waiter was friendly, the restaurant had a nice feelung and was very clean. The service was efficient, the food very good - i had dressed crab and my husband had Sea Bass. Will definately go again

MF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Waited nearly an hour for food, place too noisy from music way to loud. Food was just ok as I had fish and chips but others had the chicken dish which they could not eat and left on the plate. Only one waitress who was rushed off her feet and was fairly new she said to the Cricketers. Bad experience not to be repeated.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I had family visiting from Australia and after visiting The Cricketers before and having a lovely evening with great food and service I thought it would be a good place to bring them. The service was terrible, we waited over 2 hours for our food and when it arrived it was dry. There was no appology from any if the staff, they seemed to be making excuses. I understand (from another customer) that there was a problem in the kitchen, but we were not informed of this. We all understand that things happen and go wrong but the attitude of the staff (even the more senior) was very poor, two of the girls were in fact very rude. We asked a number of times how long the food would be and they kept telling us 5 minutes, a real shame. We were not offered any discount or an appology. I will be writing this same review on trip advisor as it is a shame that we recieved this poor service.

MD
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated a friend a meal on Monday. Food was excellent, service attentive. My friend was very impressed and hope to return soon. For me it's always a favourite place to eat.

IH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There were 4 of us and we all had one of the Sunday roast choices. The food was fine but could have been a bit hotter. All the tables were rather close together with a particularly noisy one just a 3 or 4 feet away, this made conversation rather difficult. Service was excellent and our waitress was warm, friendly and efficient.

FD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Music was very loud during the evening - staff very nice. Food as mediocre and not really tasty

D
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We have been to the Cricketers on many occasions but doubt we will be going back. The music was extremely loud which meant it was very difficult to have a conversation. We asked if it could be turned down, the table was split whether they did nothing or turned it up. We waited over an hour for our food and when it did come there was no apology for it taking so long. We had to go to the bar to ask for more drinks. All in all very disappointing.

MC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have eaten at The Cricketers for years and have always enjoyed our meals

JE
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was a beautiful evening and the pub was very busy outside. That said, we had booked a table and were seated inside. Our welcome was friendly when a member of staff took notice of us loitering and asked if we were ok. But it took 15 minutes to get the drinks we ordered on first being seated. We never got the water we asked for. There didn't appear to be enough staff to cope with customer demand. Food was okay, mackerel pate was great but the duck salad lacked flavour. Mains were nothing special. The pub itself is lovely and a great setting. I think there just needs to be more staff to get great service and make the food stand out. I would recommend it for a drink but not for a meal.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was terrible and Service was appalling. Won't be going there again.

AW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I would recommend the food to friends. The service is not good and the staff a bit abrupt! If you are used to a bottle of wine being opened before showing you and it being plonked on the table with no tasting the wine etc then this is the place for you!

C
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful, we sat for half an hour and no one once came over to take our order. Just kept walking past us ignoring usWhen I went to bar staff to ask for the drink bills. They were so rude. Never going there again

RB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Used to like going there but aftet this experience not again. The menu was much smaller than I remember and not just the physical size.

Poor value, a burger for £15 should be special. Fish and chips used to be bigger.

Plenty of places in town but we know of other better places.

SC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as usual.
Look forward to returning

j
Hampshire
41 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the third time I’ve been here recently and it’s been very good all 3 times. The food is lovely great choices.

N
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Sunday Lunch. Trio roast very good, service friendly and efficient. Good to be able to get in the garden too, especially for children.

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Massively understaffed and staff seemed stressed, food was good

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food! Lovely atmosphere.we had a great evening with friends.

MH
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Went for Sunday lunch for a Birthday treat for wife & Mother in-law.
The whole experience was a complete disaster.
Waited long time for drinks to be served, then long time to place orders.
Starters arrived and were all promptly sent back, mackerel pate still had fish skeleton in it!
Asparagus with hollandaise was like thick custard!
Was offered new starters by manager, these also took ages to arrive, by the time the main courses arrived it was 2 hours later.
Whole place was under staffed and very slow, skipped pudding as just could stand it no longer.
In fairness manager did not charge for food, however was not a great experience and will not be going back any time soon!

G
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was shocking, Bar man was rude. Only 2 staff running the bar & restaurant. Shame because it would be nice otherwise.

CW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately the roasts we had on Sunday were way past there best. Our table was at 5pm & obviously they were left over from the lunchtime under heat.
We have had Sunday lunch a few times before (albeit over a year ago) which was great but this time were very disappointing. Dry meat, rock hard potatoes. Veg was ok.
A friend had a vegan burger which she said was nice.
We were giving a bit of discount but we won’t be going again unless it’s early lunch to get the best of the food!
£21 for dry lamb that we took home for the dog is a bit much! Sorry we couldn’t be positive this time round.

LD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The worst restaurant l have been to really spoilt my son's birthday, no customer service over an hour and fifteen minutes for the main course to arrive. Would not recommend this restaurant.

W
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Long wait for Ham and Chips. Ham buried and tasted old. Wont choose that again

j
Hampshire
41 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot half way to meet up between two friends. Service was perfect food was delicious. Would definitely come again.

HJ
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good, but everything took a long time to come out. There didn’t appear to be many staff waiting on the tables. Very noisy when we arrived, but it did quieten down after a while.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

If you’re prepared for a lengthy wait for drinks and food, you won’t be disappointed. The food is delicious and I cannot fault. The service on the other hand is clearly not a strong point - we waited 20 mins to be served and then waited a further 45 mins for our food, which was then served without an apology. It’s a shame because other than that it’s a lovely pub with great food and is great for kids too.

JN
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All lovely, Linda and Sharon looked after us very well - really enjoyed our entire experience, Thank you 😊

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the fourth time in 2 months for the Sunday Roast and it did not disappoint.
We had Camembert and croquettes along with bread and olives to start and everything was delicious.
Portion sizes are brilliant and the presentation wonderful.
Staff are very attentive. I want to include a special thanks to Linda she was so friendly and helpful. She had 8 of us to look after.

J
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. And the special that night was crusted tuba and was delicious!!

F
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely, waiter was awesome, friendly and helpful.

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This was a repeat visit with a voucher (that did not cover very much of the meal) following a bad experience earlier I'm the year. Unfortunately, despite being told I would receive good service and attention to food, my opinion has still not been changed. The meal I ordered arrived on a very hot plate , which had obviously been sitting under a hot lamp; consequently the meat was very tough and had not been cooked to my request anyway. It was impossible to cut it up let alone eat it. I thought the staff were very scruffily dressed (I wasn't expecting black tie or anything, this is a country pub), and when we wanted to pay it was hard to get any attention and the "server " was sitting at another table using his phone.

HS
Houston
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fabulous service will certainly be revisiting.

MW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Havent been in a while but it is the perfect place to catch up with old friends and enjoy the food and service - have already booked to go back x

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

There was a 50 year old bday party which I wasn’t aware of when booking, it would have been nice to have been called to warn us. We fought our way through the bar and stood like lemons for 5 mins waiting for someone to show us to our table but the only waiters/waitresses we saw were rushing around. So we went to find somewhere else.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and nothing was too much trouble especially when accommodating two different dietary requirements.

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