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The Cricketers Inn, Southampton, Hampshire

The Cricketers Inn

4.8
4.8
39 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Cricketers Inn is everything you would expect from a traditional country pub: cosy interiors, open fire, well-kept ales, local gins, a good selection of wine and a warm welcome from the team. You can choose to dine in the restaurant, the dog-friendly bar area, or outside in our large beer garden.

We are all about creating food that is full of flavour without the fuss. Hearty pub classics and daily specials that can be enjoyed in a relaxed environment with the whole family. We champion local producers and are
committed to sourcing quality, seasonal produce whenever possible.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01489 784420

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bishops Waltham

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • Hampshire

    Best Service

  • Hampshire

    Best Value

  • Hampshire

    Kid-friendly

  • Hampshire

    Healthy

  • Hampshire

    Hot spot

  • Hampshire

    Neighborhood gem

  • Hampshire

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. H

    Happyeater

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visited The Cricketers a couple of months ago and have been back 4 times since with different friends. Everything has been perfect on each visit. My friends think so too. I'll be back!
  2. N

    Nickm

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding and service is very good too - A little pricey but well worth paying for the overall standards. We keep going back which is the best review actually..
  3. JM

    JudithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great pub for dining-interesting and varied menu - helpful staff - do give it a try
  4. g

    garryl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very impressed overall apart from the desert which was supposed to come with ice cream but arrived with just a sliver of ice cream which ruined the desert experience.
  5. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I give this pub 5 stars due to the most delicious roasts on a Sunday. We have been many times and the high standard never drops. Every element on the plate is superb. The desserts are equally lovely.
  6. VM

    VictoriaM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful visit to The Cricketers Inn, with exceptional service and excellent food. It never disappoints. Today we visited with our brand new baby boy for my fiancés birthday lunch, and were made to feel so welcome. We thought the added touch of nappies and baby paraphernalia in both male and female toilets was great. We regularly visit, and will continue to do so as we haven’t found another place that matches the amazing food and service. Would highly recommend.
  7. BO

    BillyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never fails to offer goid quality and service I wish they where less busy so I could use them more
  8. KB

    KirstyB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with amazing food. We travel from Petersfield regularly so that says it all I think
  9. MT

    MartinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Friendly welcome & staff. Good food & service. Comfortable table & surroundings. No car parking space however
  10. p

    philipt

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice place to go to every couple of months and bring some visitors for lunch or dinner. Always friendly and pleasant people. And food is good and nicely presented. Not huge portions so prefer lunchtimes. Will keep using.
  11. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed another delicious lunch with friends and , again, everything was as glad ever
  12. A

    Albion68

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, varied menu to suit all and food and service was excellent.
  13. BS

    BootS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely afternoon spent with friends at The Cricketers Inn. Great food and happy, friendly service. The roast Sunday lunch is the best around. Would highly recommend.
  14. NA

    NicholasA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and it's a lovely setting, staff happy and friendly and there if you needed anything. Really good with gluten free options.
  15. MR

    MRJN

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for Saturday lunch with my husband and a friend. We all had the parsnip soup with chilli cream to start and it was a good portion size and tasted delicious. We all had a different sandwich to follow and they were all amazing. No room for pudding but did have coffee. Sevice was excellent. All reasonably priced.
  16. MH

    MalcH

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Sunday lunch treat. All the staff were friendly & welcoming and the food was great. Will definitely be visiting again.
  17. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with lovely flavour. I had the Ox cheek. Staff very friendly and very welcoming to dogs. Will be back!
  18. M

    Marchie81

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The chicken wings were amazing.
  19. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent lunch. Staff very attentive and helpful and plenty of choice on the menu. Will definitely return and recommend to friends and family
  20. L

    Lisa

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely lunch with friends and appreciated the great service.
  21. MB

    MikeB

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We have been regular visitors here for a number of years but this was our first meal for a few months. Excellent traditional Sunday roast and will definitely be visiting more frequently in the future. Great tasting food, prompt and polite service. Really good meal!
  22. MP

    MichelleP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great as always, best roast in the area
  23. DB

    DeeB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were great but the noise was very loud at the top end of the pub. There were dogs barking and children crying and a very drunken group at a table at 6pm. I was with elderly parents who are hard of hearing it was tricky to hold a conversation. One of us started a very cloudy pint which was replaced but only with half a pint which we thought was poor. Next time I will book the end where there is a carpet which should reduce the noise levels.
  24. M

    Millerman40

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu with some old favourites and some other interesting additions. Service was efficient and food well cooked.
  25. CB

    CarolynB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal as always ! Pie was particularly wonderful . Only completely clean plates to clear .
  26. AT

    AdrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant - a near perfect meal. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
  27. B

    Breesie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food - celeriac starter was delicious! Staff were lovely. Only slight negative, it was pretty noisy but better that than no atmosphere!
  28. k

    katen

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal only flagged down a little as my food was a little cold but other than everything else was lovely.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food
  30. BJ

    BridgetJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Lovely roast potatoes!! Yorkshire puddings too hard to cut
  31. G

    Gavin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice decor and friendly staff. Food took a while to come but when it did it was of a high standard. Would recommend a visit.
  32. GW

    GrahamW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply excellent all round would recommend to anyone
  33. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food ,good atmosphere and staff were happy too. really pleasant meal.
  34. MR

    MRJN

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub to visit. Food is always excellent. Reasonably prices. Great wine list. Staff are very friendly. In all it is the best pub in the area.
  35. CD

    CaroluneD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service and food cannot fault the Cricketers we had a great Sunday Roast. Well done to the whole team
  36. BS

    BootS

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a friendly and amazing service from the staff. Lovely food and a lovely ambience. Highly recommend.
  37. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I dined here late Sept 2022, very impressed with all the changes since we last dined here 2016 when we were less pleased. Outside is impressive, new covered dining, special oven cooking area, better organised parking and a great looking play area (yet to be tested but planned for granddaughter). Welcome on arrival was very pleasant, service throughout was very good, it was a bit of a quiet night, but we were well catered for. Food was the highlight of the visit, excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. Slightly pricey but very much in line with the standard of food, very good menu beyond pub food. No surprise this is a 2022 award winning top pub of SE England, we came on a recommendation and were happy we did. Thank You.
  38. L

    Loub

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious roast Thank you Chef!
  39. KC

    KarenC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent. Friendly, helpful staff. Food well cooked, and delicious. Will be going back for more

FAQs

The Cricketers Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01489 784420.

The Cricketers Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Cricketers Inn

Curdridge Ln, Southampton, Hampshire SO32

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bishops Waltham

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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