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The Windsor's Cricketer's Bar

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Central Business District
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Address: 103 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9653 0653

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Cricketers Bar

Found this bar after popping into the Windsor Hotel for afternoon tea. Just gone 4pm and it was happy hour so tea went by the wayside. Had a pint (or two) while my wife enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the bar from the MCG and it was great. Sat on bar stools overlooking the park across the road. Civilised and not so noisy. Great place to meet up after the football and have a quiet one.

Thank Sharon M
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this bar after popping into the Windsor Hotel for afternoon tea. Just gone 4pm and it was happy hour so tea went by the wayside. Had a pint (or two) while my wife enjoyed a wine. Very good price during happy hour although still expensive by UK standards. Loved the cricket memorabilia and smiled at Gray Nicolls bats made... More 

Thank John B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Dropped in here mainly to look around the Windsor Hotel with a view to staying here on our next trip. Started to pour rain so popped into the Cricketer's Bar for a beer and to read their newspapers. Like all places with history the beer was rather expensive. The Bar was very quite so we had a seat at the... More 

Thank downunder2207
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went here twice, as it was close to our hotel and served food which we like. The first time we had steaks and I asked for a side salad which was not on the menu, but it arrived with the meal and was no trouble. Lovely meal. Steak cooked just as requested. Second time we ordered lamb shanks which... More 

Thank Taurangahawk
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The only reason I gave this negative rating is due to the poor attitude of staff. Having visited on three separate occasions every time it seems a common theme, don't smile, why are you here mr customer and love checking phones while "on the job". My tip, given the history and grandeur of the joint, employ some experienced bar staff... More 

1 Thank mariothetraveller
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Cricketers' Bar at The Windsor Hotel is one of the city's historical attractions especially to those of a cricketing bent. Each time I visit for the boxing day test match I make a pilgrimage here to catch up with Melbourne's close links with cricket 's past. The presence of television is as ever a mixed blessing in a pub.... More 

Thank j j
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We often call in here for a drink, it is great place to meet up because it is an iconic landmark. Beer is always cold and the staff are always very attentive and friendly.

Thank Megan M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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859 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were three friends having pre dinner drinks in this Sports Bar in the Windsor Hotel which itself is a major historical landmark in Melbourne. We were at the Bar around 5 pm this afternoon and the place was pretty lively. The Bar is rather small and compact but has atmosphere and plenty of cricket memorabilia. We had alternative plans... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I am a foodie and I frequent your pub along with food. First impression, I love your staff and hospitality but the menu design with cost with house wine selection with spirits needs an upgrade The finger food menu provided are tasting mediocre. Very Stereotypical cuisine in the bar and not budget friendly. You must revise the menu presentation and... More 

1 Thank David S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went in for an evening drink after arriving at the hotel. More like a corner pub bar than a bar in an iconic luxury hotel. Noisy, tired old bar stools. Not much going for it really.

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