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The Cricketers, Weston, Hertfordshire

The Cricketers

4.4
4.4
679 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
A gem of a village pub serving pizzas, peri peri chicken, pub classics with great pints and playgrounds. Set in the North Herts village of Weston. Acres of beer garden, kids play areas, families, muddy boots and dogs very welcome. Our beautiful Pavilion restaurant is open for all day for reservations Wednesday through to Sunday.
Our normal pub garden benches will be available as usual on a walk-in basis or if your require a reservation for one of these please call us.
We look forward to welcoming you back!!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Pizzeria, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01462 790273

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Mateus

  • Neighborhood

    Hitchin

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Nearest Bus Stop Red Lion PH

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Kid Friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Hertfordshire

    Healthy

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hertfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food ok but not amazing, roast beef overcooked. Nice staff but they need more training/organising on the basics eg bringing cutlery, clearing the table etc, felt we were left alone yet automatically charged for service
  2. HF

    HarryF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    It’s such a lovely pub. Unfortunately I think the team were a bit overwhelmed on Father’s Day as the drinks too a long time to come, the Sunday roast was overdone and too highly priced. I would come back to try the pizzas on a more quiet day though.
  3. TO

    TerryO

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The best Sunday Roast that you can get. Excellent service and highly recommended.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Felt a bit rushed as booked a table for 8pm and food was being stopped , which wasn’t clear when we booked
  5. LN

    LesleyN

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food (burger and Fish pie) excellent. Glassware old and tatty had to ask for a clean glass (twice). Toilets needed to be checked more frequently ( although pub very busy and it appeared limited staff)
  6. J

    Jeanie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Should not have items on the menu that they cannot provide. As a restaurant it was nothing special
  7. s

    stephenb

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We ordered burger and asked did we want bacon option. Replied no but burger contained bacon. The burger was cold and almost completely raw Advertised with pickles but none evident. Pretty disappointed Limited menu
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We usually eat at one of the ACI pubs and restaurants in the area as we usually expect a certain standard of food and service but the Cricketers fell far short of that. My wife asked for 2 different items on the menu to be told they were both unavailable so we asked for a couple more minutes to choose something else. Over 25 minutes later we eventually managed to get a waitress’s attention (despite the fact they serviced the table behind us several times while ignoring us). We eventually ordered some more drinks and the fish and chips only to be told 10 minutes later there also were no fish and chips available. At that point we had had enough and left, the guy who came to tell us the fish wasn’t available was gracious enough to apologise and not charge us for our drinks but clearly hadn’t realised we’d tried to order 3 different things and had to wait a significant time before we were actually got to order. 45 minutes without managing to order anything is disgraceful service, we won’t be going back.
  9. JD

    JDHP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Not busy at all, about 4 tables and 3 waiting staff who stood around until we ushered them over. Drinks took forever to arrive and had to ask 3 times for them and we were told they were short staffed (which I totally understand but it wasn’t busy in the slightest). Most things on the menu weren’t available and the pizzas we ordered had hardly any topping on. Won’t be returning which is a shame as it’s a lovely pub.
  10. s

    susanl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    ordered a pepperoni pizza and not the first time this has happened it came with 4 bits of pepperoni for the whole pizza i complained then they sent back a pot of uncooked pepperoni . i didn’t complain again i couls not believing what they sent back also the squid was soggy not crispy we spent a lot of money nealry £100.00 for 6 of us also this is not the first time with the pizza poor toppings mainly bread
  11. S

    Sandygirl

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good service, great food, lovely setting and restaurant
  12. MY

    MarkY

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Both myself and my wife had curries, me a chicken and she prawn. Food was tasty but could have been a little bit hotter (warmer). Otherwise very nice, would definitely recommend and come back.
  13. D

    Doris1parker

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Staff did not rush you to order your food.
  14. S

    Shhh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub in beautiful setting - will definitely be back. Food exceeded all expectations and staff were friendly and attentive. Outdoor play area for kids as well!
  15. JS

    JonathanS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food starters were really nice we had pawns and chicken strips. For mains we had a pork and chicken roast. Was all cooked lovely.
  16. DD

    DerekD

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Sunday roast very good if a bit expensive. Service was slow but on a nice sunny day was not a problem. Kids meals was limited especially as some of the dishes were not available. In general it was a pleasant experience and we are likely to return.
  17. LD

    LynnD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Waiting staff were inattentive and poorly trained… Our drinks got put down on the table with their hands around the mouth of the class The food is expensive and we were charged for a condiment
  18. AS

    AlexS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    really nice food, service was a little slow albeit busy. overall really nice,,.
  19. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good! Fantastic service staff were very friendly
  20. M

    Mazzer

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely airy barn type room, lots of light. Food was very good - pizzas excellent. Service very good too. One pizza taken off the bill due to it being late served ( only because the pizza oven can only take so many at once ). We didn’t complain about this, indeed, were happy to wait for it but were informed it was being taken off the bill. Can’t say better than that. Definitely recommended and would go again. Outside seating looked nice too but wasn’t quite the day for it.
  21. CI

    CarrieI

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Staff were very friendly but we were kept waiting a long time for our drinks when we first arrived and it didn’t look particularly busy. Pizzas were delicious. Not keen on big dining room. Disappointed the Peri Peri burger isn’t on the menu anymore.
  22. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was good, especially the pizzas and sticky toffee pudding. Although the creamed spinach could have been a little less runny. Service was terrible on the day we went. In there 10 mins and didn’t get asked about drinks so went to the bar ourselves, then another 10 minutes until they clicked and came to take our order. The food still wasn’t with us 50 minutes after being there, then I caught the eye of the waitress and again, she clicked we didn’t have anything. Another waiter came and explained they would be another 5 minutes as the pizza oven was at full capacity but most other tables had their food and a lot of roasts were coming out. It was definitely a lie and we had been forgotten about. Our drinks order was wrong and I always find it really quiet in there. Not a nice buzz of a restaurant. Maybe the music could be a little louder.
  23. S

    Shrub

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was 15 of us to have a meal the night before my son wedding had a great evening
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beer again! Pizza excellent! Good service.
  25. KR

    KatharineR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, friendly staff and great food. What more do you want!
  26. SF

    SusanF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice pub grub. Best pizzas for miles around, loved the rocket and tomato salad with dressing. Hubby had fish and chunky chips. Great portions
  27. NW

    NigelW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The service was slow and offhand. The table at which we were seated is unsuitable for a party of seven people,being long thus making conversation at best difficult and at worse impossible. A round table is required. The chairs were hard and uncomfortable,metal back and a wooden seat. Four of the party had pizzas and all found the base almost impossible to cut with the knives provided. In the end we had to resort to using hands to pull the pizza apart in order to eat. Maybe ok for a snack bar but not so for a restaurant. The dessert course took a very long time to be served,which did not help and, finally I had to attract the staff in order to receive my bill. Overall it made a family party( first time together since Christmas 2019) an underwhelming experience.
  28. J

    James

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I tried calling earlier in the day to book a table. I got a voice mail. I know you guys were busy as it was Easter weekend. But when we got there we were told that no bookings were left for the entire day and if you didn't have a booking we couldn't order any food. So we got a couple drinks and started to look for another place to eat. Another couple came in and I watched as they were told the same thing. Then a table next to them told them to just book online as there were plenty of empty bookings. After hearing this I went to your website and found many spots to book. We booked a table for 15 minutes later. I then went back to the bar and showed my booking and ordered a couple of pizzas. Why didn't the staff tell me or the other couple to do just what that table said to do? We were made out to believe that the whole day was booked up and nothing available at all. In the end we got to eat. The food was good and we didn't have to go elsewhere.
  29. G

    Ginny

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience2
    I think menu has changed since I was last there - so less choice unless you are wanting pizza. Bit put off by huge piles of pizza boxes on way in - felt like I was in a pizza delivery back room.
  30. MN

    MartineN

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    We had two roast beefs The beef was so tough couldn’t eat it Yorkshire pudding Very over cooked so dry Vegetable over cooked Very disappointed to say the least We did me mention to waitress He wasn’t bothered at all For the price this is not acceptable
  31. JL

    JanetL

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Not been here before. Needed to find somewhere near Hitchin as we were going there afterwards, so chose a country pub. Not disappointed. Good portions and food good. Excellent service.
  32. S

    Sandygirl

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress Evie was helpful and friendly. Food was tasty and good playlist.
  33. LF

    LizF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely great service hope didn’t change to much with take over
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food friendly staff and great location. Menu is a little limited but the general experience makes up for this. Also the best cheese garlic bread we have ever had!
  35. SB

    StephanieB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I booked the cricketers for lunch as a venue to celebrate my 60th birthday on the basis that for many years we have always enjoyed the food there. I'm sorry I made the choice. On arrival we had to go look for the greeter. Despite the fact we made a note on the booking form via Open Table that we we're celebrating a birthday it hadn't been picked up by the team at the Cricketers. No mention was made of it by our waitress even when I was handed a card and gift by a friend. The food was a let down.The lasagne was baked hard dry and inedible. My friend ordered steak with sweet potato fries that were burnt. The lasagne was sent back but there wasn't much else to choose from. There was no specials available which is unusual. There was no quibble when we sent food back and we weren't charged but even so given that I was celebrating a significant birthday I had hoped the food would live up to the standards we have grown accustomed to in the past. The Cricketers has always been our go to local pub as the food has always been great up till now.
  36. MV

    MichaelV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely pizzas and really nice feel to the place, well worth a visit
  37. C

    Charlie

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Quite a long wait but that’s what you expect on a Saturday lunchtime, but the food was well worth the wait
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and good service 👌
  39. IW

    IanW

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As always lovely food, lovely place nice atmosphere. Service a little slow but that just meant I had more time with my family chatting away. 😄
  40. TJ

    TheresaJ

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was disappointing that the menu only has “dinner” or full meal choices. Some of our party would have liked a small plate and the children’s menu was not suitable. We were told “Sandwiches are only served in summer” Bring back lunch! The music wasn’t too bad this time as this can be very loud. Final disappointment was that there was no tea to drink as “there is no hot water and only the coffee machine was working”. Really? does no-one own a kettle?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Cricketers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01462 790273.

The Cricketers is rated 4.4 stars by 679 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 11 times today
Google Map for The Cricketers

Damask Green Road Weston, Hertfordshire SG4 7DA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hitchin

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Pizzeria, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Nearest Bus Stop Red Lion PH

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Mateus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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