The Cricketers Inn

4.3
1812 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Cricketers Inn is part of the family owned WH Pubs group. 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 Gastro 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 and drink and relax with friends whether for a quick bite to eat or a special occasion. Remember we also serve breakfast over the weekend.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1812 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShereeJ
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely food good service though very busy. Got our drinks wrong a few times! But other than that very nice would recommend

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TonyG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good
service was excellent
Value was good
Thanks

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Sweetness
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food 5star plus.
The best Sunday roast I have ever had .

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AimeeB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Our group ordered two mac and cheese, one as a side and the other as a starter, they charged £4 more for the starter and it was exactly the same size as the side. The only difference was you got 1 piece of garlic bread when it was a starter, so we essentially paid £4 for one piece of garlic bread.
Also, I ordered a cocktail and they charged separately for each individual ingredient put into the cocktail so it ended up costing £11.30...

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ScouseFish
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent menu choices, especially for Vegans and Vegies; highly recommended! :)

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marcb
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch pre lockdown (again). Service and food was good and handled in Covid friendly manner. Lovely pub/restaurant, will definitely return.

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RachelW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely afternoon, really well organised for the current guidelines, well done to all the staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best fish finger sandwich in town! Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Have always had great experiences previously but this visit was far from the norm... Was extremely busy and had to wait an hour for the food... Understand reduced menu but prices were very high and food choice poor.

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AbbieR
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Waiting over an hour for sandwiches. Service was very poor and waitress was very rude. Disappointing as I had recommended to friends however will not be visiting again.

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jeanm
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This was a very successful visit to the Cricketers and had taken on board request for a quieter table although very busy. This was very much appreciated and host very helpful. The food met our expectations and minor requests fully met. As stated waiter very pleasant without being overbearing, altogether a good lunch. It was better value as offering a 25%discount during October as prices fairly high and acholic drinks pricey but overall a good experience.

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DennisRoberts
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, cheery staff, good wine list and easy parking

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DanM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and atmosphere was very friendly.

The COVID procedures were fully applied, adhered to and clearly defined.

The service was great and we didn’t have to wait long to order or receive our food/drink.

A good choice of beers, but there could have been a bit more variety on the food menu.

Although, overall, a very pleasant lunch was had.

Would definitely recommend.

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Becca
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great Corona virus measures! 25% off for eating there on a Monday was a bonus too! Service was brilliant.

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MarionW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I have been a regular client of the Cricketers over the last few years and always enjoyed the experience. However on Sunday 25th October, we found the prices have shot up and do not feel it represented value for money. A price of 18.95 for a roast beef lunch is totally over the top. The staff were excellent and the COVID precautions very good, but we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and an awesome meal

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SteveH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I hadn't been here for a while, but the new layout is a great improvement and has the feel of rooms, rather than a corridor.

The menu didn't look very exciting, but the food was all very well prepared and it seemed that each item on the plate had been cooked with a bit of TLC.

The service was prompt, polite and never invasive.

We will be going back very soon

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Ashby
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner was lovely and the service was good everyone was polite and friendly

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wellsy73
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place to eat

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good meal and atmosphere and friendly. Would go again

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SandiP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Having been a fairly regular customer at The Cricketers pre COVID we were looking forward to returning with friends for a midweek lunch. Service was abysmal and we had to ask to order food and chase up drinks orders when nothing was arriving after a long wait. My husband did chase the drinks up on one occasion to a female member of bar staff, she may even have been the Manager, I’m not sure but no apology was offered when she delivered the drinks to our table. Waiting staff in general were slow and inattentive and it wasn’t busy. On a positive note the food, when it finally arrived was good. Thank heavens!

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Gail
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We were a table of four and all had a main and desert.

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lapn
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a nice pub by the green. Will be happy to return.

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Hers
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We have had better meals there. The chips were as if they had been cooked a while ago and been reheated. We had a reservation at 4pm.

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Moya4442
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely meal and the staff were all friendly,helpful and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience .

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SueA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Another great meal at the Cricketers. Still offering a very extensive menu including good options for vegans and veggies in our family group.
Friendly service and excellent Covid preparations. Happy to recommend

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SianS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was amazing, we were sat by the fire which was lovely and all the food and drink was out standing! I will be booking again!

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Mike
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

We've been to many of the Whitting and Hammond restaurants and we love them, we've even got a loyalty card! But on Saturday we were really disappointed with our dinner. My partner didn't like her fishcake (in fact she didn't eat it) and the chips that I and a friend had, well how shall I put it - the lid had come of the salt pot over them, to be honest I was surprised the came pre-salted...both myself and my friends were not great all. My friend complained and we were under the impression that a new portion was coming...but zilch? The waiter, who was good eventually made a reduction on the final bill....

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JFJF12
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Covid measures and extensive menu choice. Waitress was very friendly and helpful and the food was of a high quality and served hot.

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GaryW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff, efficient service, covid secure, good food

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ShereeJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely helpful staff, lovely food good atmosphere would definitely recommend

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Happyeater
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Service good, food not so. Fish cakes barely warm. In general seems overpriced.

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Kate
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating lovely meal would recommend it

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Moya4442
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had an excellent meal but the table we were sitting at in the library area was drafty due to the front door being kept open
Good meal and all the staff were lovely,friendly and polite.

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Debbie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I have visited twice this week and as always there was a warm welcome, the COVID arrangements very good and instructions clear however on both occasions it has been cold inside so not as comfortable as usual also whilst most of the food has been good the chips have been awful and definitely not up to previous standards. Chips aren't something I normally eat and are therefore a real treat when I go to the Cricketers especially as they are usually so good. This week they have been cold and almost stale in taste, such a shame.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and really nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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LB2020
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place for a couple. Roast dinners was lovely and good vegetable selection. Desserts were amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal

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JuliaE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd visit with the new rules in place and felt very safe. They are following the rules and are doing so well.

Food was good as always and we were very grateful they accommodated adding two more guests (no more than 6) to the table.

Fab service support the pub and get out

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 1812 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.