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The Cricket Inn

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beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
+44 1548 580215
11:00 - 22:30
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London, UK
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beesands is a non descript little village, blighted by an essential but ugly sea wall. The sea view is therefore limited at ground level but fortunately The Cricket Inn is so good that its worth the effort involved in getting there. Many people clearly agree judging from the lengthy car parking along the street. The menu is sufficiently varied to... More 

Thank LombardLondon_UK
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Cricket Inn, we're pleased you enjoyed your meal. The Josper is certainly going down a storm! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Devon England
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel quite bad as all the other reviews are excellent but I felt that the food we had wasn't the greatest value for money. Firstly after walking from Torcross we were told that we may not be able to have food at all because a lot of people had prebooked. Seemed somewhat strange but still. My wife and her... More 

Thank John L
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

In a nutshell it was about the price, it sounds like your wife and her twin enjoyed the fish and chips. Strangely enough we had people that had booked (what ever next people making table reservations how ingenious) and the fact that we can seat 90 people, plus seating outside and we had to 'squeeze you in' means that many... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this venue for a special Birthday surprise. We both enjoyed our stay. The food from Breakfast to Evening meal was first class. The rooms were very clean, comfortable with a nautical theme. The staff made this stay very memorable, we would love to go back. We would highly recommend this venue for get away.

1 Thank Timothy F
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Tim for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I might run out of superlatives for this place. The location is stunning. The room clean and comfortable with an amazing view. Food superb. Wine delicious. Beer and cider well kept. It's the staff that truly make a place though, and they were all smashing. Also it's truly fantastic to find somewhere that knows how to deal with a middle-aged... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are charcoal BBQ crazy so we were delighted to be told a brand new indoor charcoal BBQ had only just been installed. We both ordered the sea bass and enjoyed the flavour from the grill. I'm sure the chefs will be producing many more gastronomic delights as they experiment with different dishes! We also had the parfait to start... More 

Thank Gill J
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Wow thanks Gill for your glowing review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. The Josper is a great addition and sure does offer that BBQ flavour all year round. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten years ago this was a sleepy ,tiny fishermans pub where the best food on offer was.a packet of ready salted crisps. Now, it is a sleek, stylish and thoroughly contemporary gastro pub, still with the same amazing views. We were lucky enough to be walking the stunning coastal footpath and popped in for lunch. It was simply fabulous, the... More 

Thank Geoff E
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your lunch at the Cricket Inn, we look forward to welcoming you back to Beesands very soon. More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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476 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just walked in from Slapton Sands so needed refreshment. We received a friendly welcome and were directed to the left side of the bar away from the diners, an arrangement that works well. My partner enjoyed her pot of tea and I enjoyed the Devon Heron Valley cider. The place is smartly decorated and we particularly enjoyed looking... More 

Thank k r
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we are the perfect pit stop after a long coastal walk! We hope you can join us for a spot of lunch next time :) More 

Pau, France
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168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Odd name given location. Nicely renovated inside, smart pub. We had lunch, fairly quiet on blustery in March, probably packed in summer. THe seafood house special pancake was very good, would have liked a bit of spinach or similiar as it is quiet rich. Crusty bread which came with crab soup was lovely.

Thank asterix_et_oblelix
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to welcoming you back very soon! There are a few stories about how the pub was named 'The Cricket'; but one tale was that the fishermen and villagers used to play cricket out on the beach, when there used to be a... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A group of us stayed here for the weekend and were made to feel very welcome. Both Nigel and Rachel couldn't do enough for us. The rooms are spotlessly clean and easily compare to a five star hotel. This is one of the few places I slept better than I do at home. The sea view is also a real... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great meal on a Sunday night. We had seafood pancake, Mac with truffle and pickled mushrooms and salad... All to be recommended. Good selection of wines and sizes. Staff professional and friendly.

Thank SuffolkCarol
Nigel H, Owner at The Cricket Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we hope to see you again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: beesands, Beesands TQ7 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Beesands
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 580215
A village gastropub specialising in fresh, local seafood.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?