CLAVERING

Our medieval village sits on the river Stort and is surrounded by fields as far as the eye can see. We have a surprising seven village greens:  Stickling Green, Starlings Green, Roast Green, Sheepcote Green, Birds Green, Deers Green and Halls Green. The later being home to our village cricket club. 

Clavering retains much of its olde world charm with thatched cottages and wonky timber framed houses. The history of the village runs as far back Norman times with the remains of Clavering Castle still visible as ringworks and earth works.

Clavering, means the place where clovers grow. 

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SAFFRON WALDEN

The medieval market town of Saffron Walden is a 20 minute drive from The Cricketers. The streets are lined with history and wonky, timber framed houses, painted in Suffolk pink, yellows and blues!

The town's market has been held in the square since 1141, winning best small outdoor market in 2018 no held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There is plenty to explore in the town, from The Fry Art Gallery, to exploring the many mazes, to wandering around the beautiful Bridge End Gardens - if you decide to visit the gardens be sure to pop in for a drink next door at our sister pub, The Eight Bells.

Close by you will also find the stunning Audley End mansion and estate - the miniature railway is always a hit with the little ones!

 

CAMBRIDGE

We are a 44 minute drive from the centre of Cambridge.

There are many, many things to do and see in the city and we will share a few of our favourites with you.  

 

Browse the bustling Cambridge market! Home to many small, local traders from bakers, to makers, to florists and you can even get you bicycle fixed! 

Take a visit to Cambridge University's Wren Librarywhere you can view an original manuscript of Winnie the Pooh, by AA Milne - gifted by the Author who studied at Trinity College.

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DUXFORD

We are a 25 minute drive from the Europe's largest air museum, the IWM Duxford. There is over a century of aviation history to explore, exhibitions that include 'The Battle of Britain' and a calendar of events including the annual airshow. 

At the Duxford Air Show you will see the world famous RAF Red Arrows display team take to the skies, daring wing walkers and the brave RAF Falcons parachute display team free falling through the sky!

 

WIMPOLE ESTATE

The National Trust's Wimpole Estate is a 39 minute drive from The Cricketers. The estate offers a great day out for everyone, especially for families or those interested in conservation, farming and history. 

For families be sure to visit Home Farm, one of the UK's largest rare breed centres! Say hello to long horn cattle and the gentle giant, Shire horses, and mingle with the mischievous Bagot goats. There may even be a piglet or two! Beyond the farm there are acres of unspoilt parkland where the kids can become professional Butterfly Spotters!

After a day exploring the Wimpole, join us to top off your day with some great food. We are a short drive away with car-parking. 

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