The Cricketers, Kew

The Cricketers, Kew

The Cricketers, 79 Kew Green, Kew TW9 3AH. Telephone: 020 8940 2078. Website: http://thecricketers-kewgreen.co.uk/
Pig Mark 69. The Cricketers has been established since 1737 though for most of its life has been named The Rose and Crown until it was renamed in 2013. It opened around the same time as cricket started to be played on the adjacent Kew Green and the pub was used as a pavilion by the players until an actual pavilion opened on the Green in 1964.
Visited on Monday 23rd October 2017 at 19.20. Weather was mild.
Ordered half of Wimbledon Common Pale and half of Twickenham Grandstand for £4.40.

Name:
Beer selection (10):
Beer Quality (10):
Ambience (10):
Price (5):
Service (5):
Je ne sais quoi (5):
Cleanliness
(3):
Wifi (2):

Total (50)

Piggy Dave
6
7
6
2
4
4
3
0

32

Piggy Corin
7
8
8
2
4
4
3
1

37

Piggy Sue








Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: The Cricketers opened in 1737 under its original name of The Rose and Crown. It had managed to get itself something of a dubious reputation under its old name but was renamed and relaunched as The Cricketers in 2013. No longer a Chef & Brewer (Punch Taverns) it is now owned by the Spirit Pub company. There weren’t many in and most who were lounged about in the comfy chairs, of which there are many. Foodie grey paint aside, there was a cosy feel to the Cricketers, with its fake wooden beams in the ceiling. Easy listening music was being piped through the speakers and a couple of televisions were silently showing ITV. There were flowers on the bar and also strategically placed around. A larger area at the back was laid out for food, but food was not offered on the Monday evening when we visited. Vegetarian options are available on the menu but are rather limited. The pub has a combination of carpet, tiling and bare wood flooring and is dog-friendly.

Piggy Corin: The Cricketers is a lovely old building on Kew Green, complete with beams and brickwork. The atmosphere is cosy, warm and inviting and we were served promptly and politely. There were several ales on offer from Greene King, Twickenham and Wimbledon breweries. The beer was well kept, if not the most exciting that these breweries have to offer. Internally, this pub is very comfortable with armchairs and sofas to sit on. The floor is a mixture of attractive tiles, wooden boards and carpet. The wooden tables are clean and the lighting is dimmed, with candles flickering on each table. Music plays unobtrusively in the background and the TVs are on, silently showing ITV. We were there on a Monday evening when they do not offer food. Altogether an unexpectedly pleasant pub. I’ll be trying them out again when in Kew.

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