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The Cricketers Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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232 Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO53 3HN, England
+44 23 8062 9878
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had a family wedding reception here. Allowed to "dress" area to Bride and Groom's preference. Food plentiful and of Good Quality. Children catered for. Plenty of outdoor space. Car Parking plentiful.

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Thank Alan A
Southampton
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I telephoned to book Christmas day lunch back in October, I had to speak to the manager as she was in-charge of all bookings. I was told we could be squeezed in at 3pm as there were 10 of us so it would be the second sitting. I decided to visit the pub to make sure the table wasn't... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to drink at this place fifteen years ago; it was also a good drinking pub. Now it is different; the car park is packed at 1230 on a Friday, they still have a good selection of real ales at the bar but the menu and service is very good indeed. We had scampi and gammon, all served with... More 

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Leicster
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very good. Food ample for the price. Toilets disgusting. Floors covered in I am not sure what in the gents!!!! The management need to pay a lot more attention to detail. Would I recommend, definitely not on this occasion!! May pop in for a drink in the summer but will sit outside!!!!!!!

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1 Thank MHJLeics
Winchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch with the family of 6. Hadn't been here for several years so wasn't sure what to expect. Needn't have worried as the service, the food and the beer were all fine. I ordered the pork belly roast which looked fine when it arrived except for the pork belly itself. It was just a rectangular slab of meat that... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really disappointing experience in January. I had only recently discovered this pub and had visited at various times in December including lunch times, late afternoons and evenings for both meals and just coffees. On all these previous visits myself and my party had received waitress table service in the restaurant end of the pub. In January we visited... More 

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Southampton
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a popular pub and gets busy at the weekend. I would advise booking especially on a Sunday. Most of us had steak and we were not disappointed. One of the best I've had. Cooked to perfection. The menu has a healthy section so great if you are counting calories. Prices are reasonable. Typical pub grub!

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Thank Kaz58
portsmouth
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Really, what is not to like here? The food is superb, the pub is exactly as a traditional british pub should be!! Furnished in dark wood, tasteful sofas, open fire, real ales and every beer, wine and soft drink you could need.... covered in a cosy, friendly and inviting atmosphere! A definite recommendation.

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Chandler’s Ford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here. The food was good and the service was, as usual, spot on. The place was, as is often the case, packed. It continues to be the main location in Eastleigh for food and festivities.

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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Nice pub, nice food and friendly atmosphere, not badly priced. Have a meal deal 2 for £10 and good size

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO53 3HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Eastleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8062 9878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?