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The Cricketers Inn

4.3
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1749 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
The Cricketers Inn is the latest addition to the Award winning Whiting and Hammond family of pubs. Situated in the village of Meopham in the beautiful Kentish countryside the pub boasts three open log fires and a heated patio area where you can choose from a selection of well kept real ales and a fantastic choice of carefully selected wines, most of which are available by the glass. The menu offers hearty British food using local suppliers and only the best quality seasonal ingredients. Our aim is to provide you with a warm, relaxing and friendly environment where you can come to meet, eat & drink and relax with friends whether it"s for a quick bite to eat or a special occasion.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1749 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Huss
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and nice food. Will be coming back very soon

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Kelly
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite. The food was delicious and the staff are very attentive and friendly. Lovely evening

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Debbie
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always our visit to the Cricketers was excellent! All the COVID arrangements were perfect. The welcome was good and very clear what arrangements we needed to follow which was really helpful. Can't wait to go again

KM
vipKeithM
Kent
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently good. Never genuinely outstanding but it's good food, lovely pub, nice location. It's decent value for money too.

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JonC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent Staff and Great atmosphere.

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GrahamP
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location, plenty of open space dining outside. Staff never far away, and very attentive. Food very satisfying.

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mindyT
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely place to have lunch.
Staff were attentive and helpful.
Food was delicious as always, nice choice on the menu.
We were left to chat and enjoy our food.
Always look forward to a visit at the Cricketers Inn, you just can’t go wrong.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable lunch.
Always welcomed by front of house staff and good food.
If I had to criticise one thing it would be the ice cream served in tea/coffee cups just looks naff in my personal opinion.

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AnkeB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved it!
Had breakfast wirh friends sitting outside😊

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janetg
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Very good overall in these difficult circumstances. Unfortunatly my only complaint would be was my poached eggs were under cooked.

AH
AnuH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Had lunch with the family. Nice location (by the green next to windmill), tasty food, friendly staff, great service (a problem with one of the mains rectified with no fuss). Will definitely be returning soon.

AH
AndyH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and a pleasant place to eat in. Waitress seemed a bit inexperienced and unsure of what drinks were available, but that’s July a minor grumble. Highly recommended.

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Hugh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pleasant lunchtime meal with friends. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff.

JP
JP2020
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really lovely and good value. Felt they had done a good job to ensure social distancing between tables.

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IBGBLD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good meal and great value, would recommend

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AngelaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for birthday meal & very nice it was too, friendly staff, happy to give us time before dessert. Will go again.

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garya
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I don’t know what’s going on but this place was once great but now feels like it’s going downhill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food good. Service a little slow but fine polite and appropriate. Service charge applied at 12.5% of total bill pre Discount and challenged by waitress and manager directly when we opted to pay a slightly lower amount for service - made to feel uncomfortable about not paying an excessive apparently optional service charge. Spoilt a pleasant evening. Not been used to that style in that restaurant before and it was very off putting

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DavidA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food nicely presented, with attentive service. The discount was an added bonus. We’ll be back!

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colinn
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to this venue on many occasions, really nice spot, food always good and service is great, well worth a visit

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AlanC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service as always from this pub.higjly recommended.

CS
CharlieS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service was excellent, will definitely be back

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Peter
Austria
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's on the more expensive side but the price is warranted. They listened to the requests we had and staff were extremely friendly. Food was top top quality.

JH
JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We have been regular visitors to The cricketers and it has never disappointed. Good food with the advantage of good ales.

DH
DeniseH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was very relaxed atmosphere food very good the eat out offer was still on so price was excellent fo 4 of us
Was not busy because it was a weekday lunchtime but felt Covid safe

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VICTORIAC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We booked a table for midday and opted to sit in the garden. My friend arrived and she had been there 15 mins and I had to ask a waitress if we could have a drink ( food menus were given at midday but no wine /drinks list ) the waitresses were run off their feet, at 1.15pm I again had to ask a waitress if we could order food, she said yeah sure give me a minute ( she was helping another table ) we ordered our food, when that arrived it was lovely but we constantly had to keep asking if we could have a drink which was infuriating trying to get a waitress’s attention, when she brought over the food and cleared it away not on one of those occasions were we asked if we would like a drink !!!and we had empty glasses on both occasions !! As she was walking away we had to ask, on one of the occasions she brought over the wrong wine, so we had to wait again whilst she was getting the wine that we had ordered, all in all not a great experience and we spent £60 Which for what we had we felt it was very overpriced

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Godfrey
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was excellent. Social distancing rules pretty good. The food was good, and plentiful. All in all, a pretty good meal.

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Lizkent
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was bland meat chewy and veg watery was not offered condiments etc

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SamF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal - could maybe do with a bit of music as was very quiet at times.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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Woolly29
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and served quickly. restaurant really well organised for the safety of diners

AM
AnnetteM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Easy to book, good safe procedures in place, everyone enjoyed the food, staff were very attentive, nice pub.

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GrahamH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyable meal on a fairly quiet Thursday lunchtime. Delicious food. Party of four, starters, mains and desserts all good. Highlight the large (very) fish and chips but good, all round, selection of dishes offered on the menu.

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vipCellarboy
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great visit to The Cricketers tonight! The food was amazing (as usual) and notable mentions must also go to the fantastic staff: the very polite young man who greeted us and showed us to our table, our friendly & helpful waitress with the nose ring who took our order and helped with my wife’s allergen requirements and finally to big beardy guy who served our food and also to extra care to double check allergens before serving our deserts. Wonderful experience. Thank you!

LG
LizG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, huge portions, good value. Social distancing has been done very well, and felt safe and secure at all times. Unfortunately, this has a knock on effect on the ambience, but hopefully this will change as restrictions are lifted.

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LizP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant meal. Great pub and our server (Fionula I think her name was) was just awesome.
Had a great evening x

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Joanne
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I’ve eaten here many times & never disappointed ...... this was also my first trip out too eat since COVID-19 & I have too say the staff went above & beyond ....ensuring all safety measures are in place but also ensuring you feel comfortable & at ease too enjoy your meal out

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SophieL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning food as always. Lovely, attentive and friendly staff.
Very accommodating. Highly recommend

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Susie
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was fresh and nice took advantage of the government offers. Thiught the beef croutons wasnt value for money. Service was very slow.

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Mumoftwo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food, great value....took a while to get our bill.

FAQs

The Cricketers Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01474 812163.

The Cricketers Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 1749 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.