Longer days, big skies and balmy evenings.

Join us for summer stays, seasonal dishes and sundowners. 

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 Village cricket, famously the hub of an English rural community, The Cricketers lives up to its namesake. Steeped in a history of family, fine food and exceptional hospitality we look forward to introducing you to our newly refurbished interiors.


    The bar and dining areas have been sympathetically updated, reimagined spaces, inspired by the original 16th century fabric of the building. Brickwork and beams complimented by copper, wood paneling and gentle colours and textures, Our bedrooms, also refreshed, bringing the Essex countryside, inside with floral and botanical inspired fabrics, papers and paints.


    Hospitality remains at the centre of all we do, delivered by The Cricketers familiar and much loved team, seasoned players looking forward to welcoming you back.


    Anything else just wouldn’t be cricket!

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The Cricketers Countryside


Clavering, “a place where clover grows” as well as some notable chefs, is nestled amidst beautiful North West Essex rolling countryside, close to the boarders of both Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. On the doorstep, walks, cycle routes and idyllic thatched cottages. A stones throw from the historic town of Saffron Walden offering shops, cafes and culture. Opulent Audley End House and gardens, racing at Newmarket  or a day out in Cambridge.


    Plenty of reasons to linger.

Seared, sizzled or slow cooked meat and game. Chargrilled, marinaded or pickled fish and sea food. Sliced, diced and shredded lively, seasonal fruit and vegetables.


    Our Head Chef inspires our kitchen team to bring these ingredients and their cooking skills to our menus and your table.


    Our menus change with the seasons and our Cricketers specials by the day.


    Allegedly the most important meal of the day, breakfast here is worth getting out of bed for.

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The Cricketers Bedrooms

No need to leave when it's time to draw stumps.

    We have a choice of elegantly refurbished rooms, either in our historic main building or  our courtyard rooms, clustered around an atmospheric terrace garden just a stroll from the pub. The willow rooms with outdoor terraces and views across the glorious Essex countryside are full of luxurious textures and colour.


    We are now dog friendly too, just enquire which rooms are suitable for your four legged friends.

Wagging tails will always be welcome through our door. So much so, that we have created an overnight stay package and a special dog menu, with your four-legged companion in mind.
Our team members are always on hand with doggy treats and tips for the best dog walks in our area.

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You can also join our club and earn rewards while you eat, drink and stay with us, or any of the Chestnut Collection. To find out more about Club Chestnut, click here.