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“Almost Perfect”
Review of Cricketers

Cricketers
Ranked #11 of 23 Restaurants in Petworth
Price range: US$16 - US$23
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A good varied menu which was perfect for Sunday lunch. Our starters and main course were all terrific.

However, my apple & cinnemon crumble was disappointing. A crumble is one of the great British classics and should be served in a bowl with custard. Not in a ramekin. Not on a wooden serving board dusted with icing sugar. And not with a kumquat on top! The apple had the consistency of baby food and the topping resembled demarera sugar. It was a poor end to a great meal. And at £5.50 it was very poor value.

The bar staff were friendly and helpful. The table waiting staff were very young and awkward - no real customer service skills on show. We had to go and collect our own cutlery for our main course.

I'd go back, but won't be ordering dessert until such times as the chef stops monkeying around with the presentation and improves the recipe.

Thank IanKelly63
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our group of 3 arrived by taxi exactly on time for our 7PM reservation that was made 6 months ago and were told they had no record of the reservation. We arrived well prior to the large crowd expected during a busy special events weekend. All the other pubs were already full.

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3  Thank MIMaryandSteve
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The bar is welcoming with a large inglenook fireplace filling one end. There is a good, and changing range of beers and the wine list is excellent (Hennings of Petworth inspired). The menu is on a large blackboard behind the bar and the choice is good. The sausages and mash are very tasty and the steak is as good as it gets. We are regulars and, possibly, our only complaint is that the menu doesn't change a lot, but only regulars would notice!
The Cricketers is a real old fashioned pub with locals enjoying the roaring log fire in the winter. In the summer the garden is a delight.

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1  Thank Fastcar100
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Never been here before because we live away from here but wish it was closer. Lovely, fresh cooked lunch. My husband had Roast Pork Loin with an abundance of meat and I had the Homemade Steak Pie. Both meals delicious. Had a small wait, but it's not fast food, and was well worth the wait. Large and varied menu with some great choices. Deserts to die for! Staff really friendly and attentive. Low ceilings with a traditional country pub atmosphere. Just wish I could pick it up and move it closer to home.

Thank Geraldine P
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely pub while on a short break , friendly helpful staff , excellent choice of food which is all cooked fresh and very reasonably priced. Plenty of comfortable seating inside and beautiful garden seating outside , happily recommend.

Thank Peter B
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