The Cricketers Clavering Essex Hot

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The Cricketers Clavering Essex
Address Clavering
Town/City nr Saffron Walden
County Essex
Postcode CB11 4QT
Tel No. 01799 550 442
Website http://www.thecricketers.co.uk/
Opening Times Open 7 days a week, contact venue for further details.
Ave. Price per couple 55.00

The Cricketers in Clavering is a multi award winning Country Inn.

Recommended by Egon Ronay the English Tourist Board (Highly Commended), Good Pub Guide, Johansens, Michelin and the AA The Cricketers serve a great selection of wines real ales and beers. Run by Jamie Oliver's father this pub looks set to continue winning award after award. They also provide excellent accommodation in case you just can't bring yourself to leave.

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Disappointing

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Reviewed by Sandie
May 14, 2013
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Disappointing and if it wasn't for the famous chefs connections it would probably have gone the way of a lot of pubs that have failed to update. The beef was one slice of tough meat and all 3 people that chose it agreed and left meat on the plate. When we were asked if we enjoyed the meal I did say the meat was tough and not one green veg for the roast dinner although it did include cauliflower. The decor hasn't been updated. However good luck to the owners who seem to have a following of older customers. I won't be back and Jamie I would have thought you could have offered some advice to improve!

 

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Reviewed by Andrew
July 24, 2012
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I have always wanted to eat at this pub belonging to Jamie's Oliver's dad but we were so disappointed. We ordered drinks from the bar and then sat in the garden with the food menu. We waited 45 minutes whilst everyone around us was being served and finally a waitress came to us and asked if everything was ok. We replied that no one had taken our order and she told us that we had to do this at the bar! Only us? There were 30 other people sitting in the garden that hadn't done so as my wife pointed out so the waitress apologised but said they don't usually take orders outside and implied she would make an exception and took our order!
Our order arrived very quickly but was such a disappointment. My wife ordered fish and chips and the chips were dirty and black, she had to leave at least half of them. The potatoes had not been peeled and were clearly rotten. I chose the rabbit with pappardelle pasta (which was not pappardelle pasta at all but was nice anyway!) and halfway through I found a curly black hair nestled among the rabbit, it turned my stomach. I took it inside and complained silently but couldn't finish my meal. I was told it could of come from the rabbit but I have never seen a rabbit with a perm. I understand that hair in the food is a one off but dirty black chips is inexcusable. Any other place serving this calibre of food with rotten chips in their skins would be closed. Pure laziness in my opinion.

We'll never go back to this place and for the price one could eat in a Michelin star restaurant. All this place actually has is the link to Jamie's name. Not impressed.

 

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Reviewed by Netta
March 05, 2012
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I am so relieved to read that other people have had the same experience as me as I don't often complain in restaurants. On arrival the waitress was very abrupt and rude. We were then put on a table in the bar area which was freezing and not served for 25 minutes. I had to go up to the bar to order drinks as we could not get any attention. I also had to go up to pay the bill!!! The food was good but not worth it for the service we received. When the waitress asked me if everything was ok, I explained that we were very disappointed with the service and she said sorry. I would expect more than a sorry from a restaurant which rates itself and that is associated with Jamie Oliver! I think it is also disappointing to read so many bad reviews and that it has not been noted or rectified.

 

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Reviewed by Lysandrau
February 24, 2012
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Not as exciting as one would have expected given the pub/hotels association with Jamie Oliver. The room was cold (it was i have to say a very cold night ) Cold air gushed through the single pane windows. Stupidly the thick curtains when shut completely covered the only radiator.There does not appear to be sound proofing in the rooms for one can easily hear conversation from the next door occupants and the hum of the restaurant below.( The next door occupant banged on the walls at 3 am believing , I think that there was the beep of an alarm clock consistantly going off next door - when it turned out to be coming fom the restaurant below) The knowledge that the occupants could hear was not condusive to their, or my, romantic weekend!!. The restaurant was overated too many tables squashed together - one becomes part of a shool dining room!Far too many tables ans so little elbow room - the food,at best, mediocre - I had pork swimming in a red sauce(?) that had a tin tasting quality that seeped into the mash.The cheeseboard at £9 consisted of 4 small pieces of cheese - totally overpriced and over rated.

The Arms is situated in a rather boring setting with a small industrial estate situated behind it.

This is not the place to visit if one is wanting to find somewhere special to visit. Although it is now a couple of weeks ago that I visited I still feel let down - we had travelled 120 miles to get what indeed was forgettable. I would have quite happily told the reception on leaving - but they never asked! I would not like to suggest that the arms is living off the a famous reputation rather than supplying quality

Maybe Jamie who is trying to educate the people of Rotherham to good food should revisit his heritage and apply his skills for I cant see this type of quality enhancing his reputation!!.

 

Made to feel special

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Reviewed by Lee Smeaton
May 11, 2011
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful

Took my girlfriend for dinner here, the staff were so kind & friendly, my girlfriend loves partridge but would be unable eat the beetroot that it was served with, The waitress overheard and came back less than a minute later to say that the Chef would be more than happy to modify the dish to suit her needs - she was so impressed and really really loved the modified dish. It was busy for a monday night but we almost felt like the only people there - such was the level of care and attention that we received. Prices were reasonable bearing in mind the very high quality of the food & ingredients. We absolutely loved this place - a real treat

 
 
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