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The Cricketers

Main Street | Iwerne Courtney Shroton, Blandford Forum DT11 8QD, England
+44 1258 860421
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb tagine” (4 reviews)
“liver” (9 reviews)
“souffle” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Main Street | Iwerne Courtney Shroton, Blandford Forum DT11 8QD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As always we had a good lunch here .We have used this pub regularly for the last 15 years and have found it pretty good always. Sadly Joe and Sally the current managers are leaving and we hope that their successors will keep up the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dorsetnadins
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit here since 2002. Good menu. Good selection of beers, cider and wine. Butcombe Original bitter is recommended. Friendly, helpful staff. The food was excellent, and the pub was busy. Unfortunately, the heating had packed up, so luckily it wasn't freezing.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DavidW6905
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunched here with a group of seven, plenty of choice on the main menu and the specials board for all tastes. Gluten free easily dealt with. Service was good, log fires welcoming and everyone enjoyed their meal. Thank you to all the staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LongMoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after a long walk up Hambledon Hill on New Year's Day. Fortunately someone had just cancelled so got a table. BBQ pork belly was best I’d ever tasted and husband liked his tuna steak & ratatouille. All of us had Apple & Nut...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pennyl414
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This is actually in the village of Shroton six miles from Blandford. It does good food, has a largish car park, and can cater for large parties. It does lack a pub atmosphere and is more of a restaurant. The liver and bacon is very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Walked in and there were 7 people in here on a Friday night - so quite youncould heat a pin drop- the only background noise was the swish from the pumps. Shame great building - no dog rule sucks as the majority of the village...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank RJMSUK
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We have used the Cricketers for the last 12/15 years and it is always a very reliable good country pub. Good food and well run. It is well used by the locals,walkers and as a destination pub. Small portions are available for some mains. Make...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dorsetnadins
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We met friends here for lunch on a Saturday. We had 4 children ranging from 12 years down to 8 months. The Cricketers had a lovely relaxed feeling with a roaring fire. The children were made to feel really welcome (even when the baby dropped...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy N
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A lovely pub for our first night here in Dorset! Friendly and welcoming staff with a warm atmosphere made better by the log burner on this cold night. The beef brisket was wonderful, as were the specials, the fish pie and pork stroganoff. The decent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lara B
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Been going here for over a year now, so about time I wrote a review. This is our local pub, myself and my girlfriend visit regularly sometimes for dinner and often for drinks. We always enjoy our food and the staff are lovely!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jerry W
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Cynthia F
3 September 2016|
Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so.
5 August 2016|
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Response from josephgrieves | Property representative |
sorry but no dogs allowed in pub but we a delightful garden
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Iwerne Courtney Shroton, Blandford Forum DT11 8QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 860421
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We tend to stick to the classics and not mess with them too much. Instead focus on quality of ingredients and attention to detail in the kitchen. Pies, Sunday roast, fish and chips and a good curry are part of our culture and what people expect to see on the menu at a pub. There is a small space on the menu and specials board for the more adventurous diners where dishes like pig's heads crubeens and seafood bouride etc. Are found to be very popular. We also focus a lot of care on our children's menus making sure only fresh ingredients are used and that they too change with the seasons.
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