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.

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 foods & rooms
Trevor and Sally Oliver have owned this 16th century inn since 1976, winning awards for both its food and accommodation along the way.
Relax & Enjoy

Trevor and Sally Oliver have owned this 16th century inn since 1976, winning awards for both its food and accommodation along the way.

A family business, children Jamie and Anna-Marie both worked at the pub when they were very young, with Jamie working in the kitchen and igniting his passion for food, and Anna-Marie in the restaurant.

Trevor and Sally were serious pioneers of the pub food revolution, gaining a reputation for only using freshly prepared ingredients – something the kitchen maintains today.

Our lovely, clean and inexpensive Accommodation Rooms are very popular for business and pleasure alike. For guests attending weddings at Parklands, Quendon Hall we are just four miles away.


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

Burger Tuesdays

£8.50 served with hand cut chips

Choose from one of our homemade patties in a Brioche bun, or our vegetarian option with various upgrades and sides too.

Also available as a takeaway.

Midweek Set menu

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

Two courses for only £15.95 and three courses for £18.95.

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

Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Open every Friday 2-9pm and Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm, serving our handmade pizzas.

Also available as a takeaway at this time.

Free Sausage Supper Voucher
when you dine at The Cricketers

For all our valued and loyal customers. we want to offer you and your family or friends a Free Sausage Supper of pork sausages, made by our own chefs from lovely local pork from Priors Hall Farm, served with mashed potatoes, onion gravy and vegetables.

This offer is for any Monday evening in January and February 2020.

Booking is compulsory and your voucher must be redeemed as payment. Tel: 01799 550442 to book and quote 'Free Sausage Supper'.

Just so that none of our customers miss out, the voucher is now limited to one use only person, but you are welcome to invite as many guests as you wish on your visit.

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.