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Cricketers Arms, St. Helens

64-68 Peter Street
West Park
Postal town: St. Helens
WA10 2EB
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Aqualung . left this review about Cricketers Arms

This is an award winning free house situated on what appears to be the edge of St Helens near a roundabout hosting a branch of Aldi. Although the pub has been opened out from what must have been separate rooms it still retains different areas spread around the central bar. There were a few in on my Thursday afternoon visit but there was plenty of room.
I counted 10 hand pumps but then kept spotting extra ones. There may be as many as 14 all in use and also a chill cabinet crammed full of boxes of cider. It would be quite easy to come here for a whole day and not have a repeat pint. I tried three of the beers , Oakham Citra (£2.60), North Riding Amaretto Porter (£2.70) and Phoenix Double Gold (£2.70). Prices include CAMRA discount and all were in excellent condition.
My only gripe with this place was that on a cool day there were several old blokes wearing shorts. When it won the CAMRA gong it was up against Wigan Central which I marginally prefer. It gets a strong 9. I did notice a sign outside stating that they would be starting their own brewery later in the year. That provides a great excuse to return and if they can get that right it would probably merit a 10.

On 21st June 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2125 recommendations about 2120 pubs]


Jon B left this review about Cricketers Arms

finally came back here after a few years. although i can't really fault it I still do feel like it's more CAMRA club hangout than pub. average time spent studying the handpumps must be over a minute in here. it's probably okay for a pint at quieter times but the nearby Turks Head and Talbot feel more authentic for me.

On 16th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about Cricketers Arms

Recently voted Camra National POTY and I have to admit that its a very good pub. Open plan inside with various areas to sit surrounding the bar. A very traditional style pub and it was chocker on this Wednesday afternoon due to being presented with the award. A pool table is to the right of the bar if you like that sort of thing. 13 handpumps on the bar with beers from Bank Top, Ossett, Ellamd, Salopian, Cross Bay, Fyne, Bristol Beer, Melwood, Oakham and Wily Fox today. 10 real ciders and perries available plus 100 gins. Definitely worth a visit.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
St Helens Central, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Thatto Heath, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Lea Green, 2.71 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cricketers Arms, West Park
21st Jun 2019, 21:23
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
16th Sep 2018, 10:02
Review submitted by Jon B amended by Jon B

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - 4 a year: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter - last updated 14 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 10 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 14 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 28 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 14 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 June 2019 by Aqualung .
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