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The Cricketers, Epsom

Stamford Green Road
KT18 7SR
Phone: 01372729384

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Cricketers

The Cricketers has a lovely location overlooking a cricket green. Unfortunately, it has gone the way of many other pubs and now encourages bookings at the expense of passing trade, trying to make you feel really lucky if they will permit you to take one of their available tables.

A time limit was set for our departure, which gave us far more time than we required, as we were only stopping for halves.

Doom Bar or Ranmore was the option. However, I'd read that they also served Lilley's ciders. Having enquired about ciders, I was offered a number of keg and bottle options. When I enquired about Lilley's specifically, the young waiter asked the landlord if they were available and he said that there were a couple of options. I ordered the Rhubarb Cider, only for the young guy to return with no cider. Apparently, they were unavailable. So, Ranmore it was.

The pub enjoys a lovely location, but customer service could certainly be improved.

On 23rd April 2021 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Cricketers

A food-led pub in a nice location on a green by the duckpond. Very much a stripped board feel to the interior, with a mixture of modern and traditional trimmings. The bar is to one side, a tabled room to the other and a split-level dining area is at the back, plus outside tables. Handpumps featured Surrey Hills Ranmore, Dorking Pilcrow Pale, Doom Bar and a Lilley's cider..

On 28th September 2019 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Cricketers

Nice white clapperboarded pub that has a big outside area to the side and front,Opposite a cricket green and next to a duck pond.Unusual shaped chestnut tree in the front.Split level interior that seemed Harvester like.Cask beers were Spit,Hob,Boon and a splendid pint of Surrey Hills -Ranmore.(the advertising outside claimed this was a veritable beer fest.I beg to differ)

On 21st October 2017 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Cricketers

The pub is well situated in an attractive location away from the town centre and overlooking a cricket green. Inside, there is a modern feel, with a bit of a leftfield decor style including dog patterned wall paper and tall fur backed stools with a dalmation pattern. The interior meanders about a bit and is split level, although there is decent wheelchair access via a ramp and level to the WC. A bit plastic and too modern for me inside with fake beams etc, part carpeted, part wood floored, all sorts of seating including thankfully the traditional type. I imagine the garden outside would be a splendid spot in the summer months overlooking the green, or at any time with more clement weather than the wind and rain on Monday.
A pretty reasonable ale choice pulls the overall experience up a tad, five pumps, only 3 in use but Bombardier, Doom Bar and a very good and warming new to me Dorking Ruby (£3.10, 5.2%).
I found the interior a bit plastic and sterile but I'd certainly return for a summer pint sat outside if the beer is always as good.

On 14th December 2011 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Cricketers

This has all the hallmarks of a pubco pub (e.g. staff all in black) although I didn’t recognise the brand. Someone told me that it used to be an Ember Inns pub. Anyway, it had three ales on – Deuchars IPA, Doom Bar and Banks Bitter. the Banks was a decent drop of ale. The menu included typical pubco fare, and although I didn’t eat there the food I saw another couple noshing looked OK. The usual sort of meal deals were on offer – two meals for £9 before 5.0 PM Mon to Sat, grill night on Tuesday, and curry night on Thursday of course. The curry night looked a good bet – a chicken jalfrezi at £5.99 including, rice, naan and a drink. Unusually the drink could be a “cask ale less than 4.1%”, which would include Doom Bar at 4.0%.
The pub itself has an agreeable location near to Epsom Common and right by a small lake, or large pond. Inside it’s quite modern in appearance and has the aroma of a recent refurbishment. The main bar area as you enter has a typical mix of furnishings – armchairs, normal tables and chairs, tall tables/benches and tall stools – and is quite tastefully decorated, if a tad minimalist. Around to the left are two areas – one at a lower level that the bar area and the other at a sort of mezzanine level – that look as if they would be used mainly by diners. I reckon that this is a destination pub for those wanting a cheap meal in what might pass for a rural setting in this part of the world. The ale choice is “OK” and I wouldn’t mind dropping in for another pint if I was in the area.

On 21st July 2011 - rating: 6
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