Situated in busy St. Peter’s Street, Canterbury’s main pedestrianised thoroughfare which leads into the High Street, the Cricketers is a vibrant and busy city centre local with a long, proud history.
It started life as the Cherry Tree, possibly as early as 1692, but by 1838 was calling itself the Kentish Cricketers, no doubt inspired by the fact a team representing Kent were declared England’s ‘champion cricket team’ in 1837. Some years ago the pub shortened its name.
The Cricketers manages to combine traditional pub style with a contemporary feel. Inside it is bright and airy, while there is also a secluded courtyard garden. Outside tables to the front are ideal for people watching.
On the food front the menu features something to suit most tastes. There are a range of sandwiches, made with locally baked bread from the acclaimed Wilmshurst Bakery in Wingham, which are served with skinny or sweet potato fries.
More substantial main dishes include fish and chips, ham egg and chips, jerk chicken with rice and peas, and the perennially popular scampi and chips. Also available are a range of burgers, and a children’s menu. Food is served seven days a week.
At the bar you will find a choice of lagers including Whitstable Bay Blonde, a range of cask ales including a changing seasonal ale, plus Strongbow ciders and Guinness.
For more information, food times and opening hours, visit the pub's website or call the team on 01227 464227.