Set close to the roundabout on Chestnut Avenue and Stoneham Lane, the Cricketers Arms has a homely, rustic feel and a long bar with a great range of real ales – the pub is Cask Marque accredited too. There’s plenty of seating inside and outside in the patio and garden and an appetising lunch and dinner menu.
The pub was originally known as Yew Tree Farm back in 1845 when it was converted into the first local pub here and before the neighbouring cottages were knocked together to form what is now the eating area. In 1930, the Cricketers had a lucky escape when a large chestnut tree blew down and just missed it.
Today, the pub is dog-friendly and family-friendly and hosts many popular events, including live music on the first Saturday evening of each month, but what you really won’t want to miss is the Pub Quiz. Every Tuesday evening, teams of seriously competitive quizzers battle it out for the cash price – and there’s always a warm welcome for new teams who want to take on the regulars.
All major sports events are broadcast, so if you want to watch the game in comfort with friends in a great atmosphere, the Cricketers is just a short walk over the road from the Park.
Find out more about the pub and forthcoming events, such as the twice-yearly Beer Festival, the Cider Festival on 27th July and the End of Summer Party on 31st August, visit the pub website.