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Reviews - The Cricketers Arms

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The Cricketers Arms, Rickling Green, Saffron Walden, Stansted, CB11 3YG
The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green is a beautiful country pub with rooms on the doorstep of the rolling Essex countryside. It’s halfway between Bishops Stortford & Saffron Walden, & only 12 minutes from Stansted Airport. Set in a wonderful warm red brick building overlooking the expanse of the green & the historic cricket ground, the pub’s the perfect place for a stop-off en route to or from the airport, a short break in the countryside or if you’re in the area visiting friends or attending a wedding. Step foot through the door and you’ll find a cosy low-ceilinged oak beamed bar with a roaring log fire & lots of comfy spots to enjoy a beer or glass of wine, a stylish restaurant serving great quality freshly cooked food, and pretty views over the green. Hot food is served all day & on the menu is a wide choice of freshly cooked seasonal food - much of it sourced locally - & a particularly good English breakfast to set you up for the day. There are real ales & a thoughtfully chosen wine list with plenty of wines & Champagnes to enjoy by the bottle or glass. The service is warm & friendly. Upstairs, there are ten individually designed bedrooms all with en suite facilities. Some are modern with contemporary furnishings & others more traditional with antique pieces. All have comfortable king or super king size beds, with good linen & luxurious throws, as well as powerful showers, fluffy white towels, complementary toiletries, hairdryer & tea and coffee making facilities. There is digital flat screen television, free Wi-Fi in every room & free internet access throughout the pub. Free parking is available at the pub for all guests staying a minimum of one night & transfers to the airport can be arranged. The Cricketers Arms is just a three minute drive from the M11, with plenty of attractions nearby including the historic town of Saffron Walden with its many shops and boutiques, Audley End House & Mole Hall Wildlife Park.
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91% recommended this accommodation to a friend 93% would stay again
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Lovely Clean Modern accomodation and very friendly staff
I had a very pleasant overnight stay, and wasn't surprised as I have used the hotel before. No need to look for a restaurant for your evening meal, as the food is excellent. I was particularly touched by the friendless of the staff, who after discovering I had no signal on my mobile, allowed me to make & accept phone calls on the landline. Which was very important for me, as I was awaiting news of the birth of my grandson. After the event my husband and I were given a complimentary glass of champagne! It was a lovely gesture and would like to thank everyone very much.

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S Royston

From Macclesfield, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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They were very welcoming and we had an enjoyable stay. However our room was near the emergency exit to the car park which people seemed to use late at night and the shower room did not have an extractor fan. We only booked for one night as we were visiting our daughter for the weekend . It is expensive for bed and breakfast but on a par with everywhere else around Stanstead. It is in a nice village with walks to open countryside.

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J LACEY

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Great choice
We needed a nice place to stay en route for the South of England, better than a basic chain hotel, so this turned out to be a great choice. The location and facilities were spot on. We particularly liked the upmarket pub and the excellent food, and the room itself was spotless. The staff were lovely.

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B Massey

From Leeds, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Family with teenage children

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Great place to stay. Lovely village location.

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M Green

From Hastings, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Travelling alone

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the stay
Staff all very friendly and helpful, quiet area and good night sleep had by all, very good breakfast and evening meals were good

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Terry Dakin

From Peebles, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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New part old part
Our room was in the old part of the hotel problem is the ceilings are very low and my husband banged his head on several occasions TV poor reception
On leaving I saw the rooms in the new part of the hotel and would ask for nice high ceilings on another visit Also I think the bathrooms looked fresher in the new part

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A Davidson

From Bulkeley, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Cricketer's Arms, Saffron Waldon
The setting of the property is excellent and the accommodation was of a high quality, although there was a problem with the bathroom door catch.

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P Brett

From Verwood, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Nice place
Food good , breakfast excellent overall good value for money !

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C Saunders

From Solihull, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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excellent stay
Very good value for money - friendly helpful staff (could have done with more). Room was very comfortable and clean. Food excellent.
Would definitely stay here again

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Jayne S

From Saltburn by The Sea, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Excellent accomodation
Highly satisfied.

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K Bunn

From Norwich, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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