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The Cricketers Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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232 Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO53 3HN, England
+44 23 8062 9878
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

Thank Kaz58
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank nickychargreaves
Chandler’s Ford
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Malcolm D
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 454great
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having experienced two poor service on two resance visits, it's sad to say that standard of service is slipping. First one was for my partners birthday, we had resevesed a table for 7.30, which we was shown to at 7.25. It wasn't until 8.40 that I had to call a waiter over to take our food and drink orders. We... More 

Thank 88binky
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So a family get together of 11 go out for a pre Christmas Sunday lunch: we all order together and half an hour later our meals start to turn up in dribs and drabs until about an hour later we are all served!! mine was supposed to be roast beef with the usual accompaniments.....Well!!! if I'd asked for a cobbler... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Poole, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Quick service, great location near airport, lively old country pub, polite staff, great lunch deals, 2 steak sandwiches and 2 alcoholic drinks £13.98 and good quality steak cooked great not all chewy like most budget lunch menus, would recommend

Thank benjamino1974
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely lunch for 15. Food was great and plenty of it, service was first class, staff friendly. We'll definitely be going back soon!

Thank Chrissiesnook
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Four of us visited on a Thursday evening, table booked for 7pm and the pub was already busy. Friendly staff, efficient service and good pub grub (don't expect anything more upmarket - this is chain) which included the usual pub fare - Hunters Chicken, Scampi & Chips, Steaks, Mixed Grill, Burgers etc. Ordered a round of drinks which included a... More 

Thank Jasert
Stockbridge, Hants
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went initially to the Wagon Works, but one of the staff was so rude to my party that we promptly left. We called the Cricketers from the Wagon Works & they reserved us a table. Upon arrival our orders were taken very promptly. The service was quick & faultless. Overall £70 for a group of 7 is very reasonable.... More 

Thank Charles M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?