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user reviews of the Cricketers, Orpington

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a proper pub, family run, not a chain, who remembered us after just two visits. Good cellar, nice staff. A 'local' as it should be
Dumbell - 12 May 2011 12:07
Brilliant pub, brilliant ale, nice to see a selection of sandwiches and pies now and bbq's on bank holidays are fantastic. In general a great pub keep it up
stepney6 - 16 Apr 2010 12:44
A great example of a standard British pub, its not specialist or niche it doesn't have a gastro or guardianista handle -its simply on target like one of the great pints of regular bitter it serves.
Trinker - 4 Jun 2009 20:10
The best Orpington pub by a distance. Tucked away and better for it. I enjoy a pint of Adnams and was welcome enough. Don't want to damn with faint praise it really is a nice little pub. - 7 Feb 2008 16:23
Had a bit of a spruce up with new fittings & now serves a decent, well-priced selection of snacks & pub grub lunchtimes from 12-2:30. Closes at 3pm weekdays then reopens at 5:00. The sheltered, secluded back garden really does get baking on a sunny afternoon. Still serving 6X & the Adnams beers with a turned around pump clip a telltale sign that Bombabier had recently been on. Ale still pretty well-kept & prices have not risen in two years.
young_camra_collectiv - 2 Aug 2007 23:32
Very nice beer garden - well worth a visit in the summer. Beer was ok, but I'm not a big fan of either Adnams or 6X. Certainly the nicest pub I found in Orpington.
pubcollector - 15 Jul 2007 11:29
Beer still great but the pub is not as good as it was as the inside is starting to get a bit tatty.

The gents is falling to bits and the place needs a bit of a spruce up.

However still the best in the area by miles.
Norealaleinorpington - 11 Dec 2006 15:52
Out of the way of the main bit of Orpington in a quiet area. Friendly local place and a shaded garden to relax in. Beer is a bit on the expensive side, but I guess that's what you pay for a laid back and friendly environment with well kept ale, including 6X and Broadside. Great on a sunny afternoon. Highly recommended.
man_of_kent - 19 Jun 2006 20:26
A fine all rounder and all the better for being a bit out of the way.

Has a family room so can take the nippers along.

One of the top boozers in the area
Norealaleinorpington - 9 Jun 2006 15:55
You may need to be something of an orienteer to find this place. Tucked away behind the one-way system near Orpington High Street & Perry Hall Lane, looks small from the outside but stretches back quite a way with a seperate function room/restaurant. Friendly & welcoming staff although no food served at lunchtimes, which is a shame. Due to its stealth location, the Cricketers stays pretty quiet during the day but there is a lovely green back garden with a sheltered canopy, or tables in the open for the more discerning sunseeker. Well maintained Adnams Bitter & Broadside sit alongside a terrific pint of Wadworth's 6X but at around 2.70 a pop this is one of the dearest pubs I've visited in the borough. Nothing too exciting but a perfect place to chill out & get away from it all for an hour.
young_camra_collectiv - 31 Jul 2005 10:30

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