The Cricketers, Sarratt, Hertfordshire, UK.

As I wasn’t flying back to Yangon until the evening, there was time to squeeze in one last UK lunch, and as is our habit, my parents had found a lovely countryside pub for us to enjoy lunch in before we left for Heathrow.

 The Cricketers in Sarratt is made up of three separate buildings (built between 1700-1830) and has been home to a pub (well, a “beer house”) since the 1830’s when the Beer Act (designed to curb the consumption of spirits, such as the increasingly popular  gin, as it was seen as to be having a detrimental effect on the lives of the labouring poor, and increase the popularity of beer again) was signed,  allowing home owners to sell beer for a one-off fee of 2 guineas.

We were enjoying. rare day of summer and so decided to sit outside in there pretty terraced garden which was extremely busy, noticeably with older patrons (which I assume is why so many of the menu items were available in either small or regular portion sizes) as well as a few families.

The Cricketers list an impressive 20 wines by the glass and I was very pleased with my Spanish Albariño ($4.95 for 125mls) We ordered a couple of nibbles to share whilst we enjoyed a drink and looked over the rest of the menu; Halloumi Fries with tomato Salsa ($4.75) & a Warm, Crispy Beef with Sweet Chilli Sauce ($5.95)

For my main course, I decided to go for a small portion of the Deep Fried Cod ($9.95/$13.75) – I couldn’t leave the UK without having fish and chips now could I? whilst my family chose their Rump Steak Sandwich ($10.95) and Pork & Leek Sausages ($8.95/$12.25)


I was very happy to have ordered the smaller option of the fish and chips as it was perfect (I could have done with a few more mushy peas if anything) the full sized portion I saw heading out to a nearby table must have been easily over 500g!! The beer batter was lovely and crisp, and the cod beautifully pearlescent. Both the steak sandwich and the bangers and mash were similarly well received and the Cricketers is definitely one of my favourite pubs that we have visited  in the area.

The Cricketers (Google Map)

The Green

Tel: 01923 270 877



Opening times

Day Open (Food served)
Monday —- 11am – 11pm (12noon – 9pm)
Tuesday —- 11am – 11pm (12noon – 9pm)
Wednesday —- 11am – 11pm (12noon – 9pm
Thursday —- 11am-11pm (12noon – 9pm)
Friday —- 11am – 11pm (12noon – 9:30pm)
Saturday —- 11am – 11pm (12noon – 9:30pm)
Sunday —- 11am – 10:30pm (12noon – 9pm)


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