Welcome to The Cricketers at Clavering

An English country Inn in North Essex, close to the borders of both Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire, boasting lovely walks, cycle routes and thatched cottages. Near to Stansted Airport and close to the historic market town of Saffron Walden and Magnificent Audley End House we are also close to Imperial War Museum in Duxford and the Newmarket race Courses.

A heartfelt goodbye to Trevor and Sally Oliver

Following an impressive 44 years at The Cricketers, Trevor and Sally have decided to enjoy their well-deserved retirement and have handed the keys to Chestnut, a group of pubs, inns and restaurants across East Anglia who are passionate about the region, its provenance and its people.

A message from Trevor Oliver
“We have had an amazing time running the inn, which has been our home for the last 44 years. We brought up our children, trained and supported hundreds of staff in the hospitality sector and made many friends for life. But with a great team and strong support from our loyal customers in place we felt it was the right time to move on. So, we have taken the decision to hand over the keys to Chestnut and look forward to seeing the next phase in the life of The Cricketers.”

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Christmas Party Menu

It’s that time of year again! Our Christmas Party menu will be available Monday-Friday for tables of up to six people, who have pre-booked and stated they would like the Christmas Party menu. It will run alongside our normal full a la carte menu, so you have the choice between the two.

We look forward to welcoming you this winter, to enjoy our new menu in the comfort of our
COVID-secure pub.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Cricketers, Clavering is taking the spread of coronavirus extremely seriously. Our first priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers.

We are informed of the developing situation and we’re following the advice and recommendations from the Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.

All of our employees are fully aware of the current requirements and are undertaking extreme levels of health and safety procedure to ensure that the highest possible hygiene standards are maintained, throughout every aspect of our restaurant and accommodation.

Thank you sincerely for your continued support and loyalty.

Food & Drink

Seasonal menu choices are offered every day on our menu and in addition to these choices we offer lots of lovely daily ‘Specials’ and roasts on Sundays. You can enjoy either a snack or full meal in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Weather permitting you can also dine outside on our delightful terrace.


All rooms are en suite and individually decorated and furnished to a high standard, in a cottage or contemporary style. You can expect all the facilities of a modern hotel room, including free wireless internet access, and all at a reasonable price.

Village Location

The Cricketers is situated in the charming, rural village of Clavering, North Essex, near to the borders of both Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and boasts lovely country walks and thatched cottages.

Award winning food & rooms
Award Winning

Our accommodation this year has been awarded 4 Stars and a Silver Award by the English Tourist Board ‘Visit Britain’ and a breakfast award too. We also have a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence and are recommended in the Michelin guide.

We are not affiliated with the Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green ( 3 miles away). Please ensure you book the correct venue.

Special Offers

Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Double room including a full English breakfast and a three-course dinner for two, which will include anything from our full menu.

Sunday to Thursday: £150
Friday: £185
Saturday: £185 (excludes New Years Eve)

To book a room please call: +44(0)1799550442

Midweek Set Menu

New midweek set menu available 12-2:30pm every Monday-Thursday lunchtime. Featuring some of your favourites from our menus.

Two courses for only £15.95 and three courses for £19.95.

Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers make the perfect present and are always available for any amount and can be used for meals, accommodation or both on the date of your choice.
(Subject to availability and excluding Valentines Day)
You can also purchase a ‘Special Offer’ gift voucher discrete of price for our Sunday-Thursday night or Friday night stays.
*All our vouchers are valid for one year from purchase date and voucher must be redeemed as payment.