A Welcoming Pub and Restaurant Located in Fordham Heath, Colchester 

The Cricketers is a traditional pub, sporting a picturesque village location directly on the Heath over looking the village cricket pitch and only 4 miles from historic Colchester. The Cricketers takes pride in being at the heart of the local community and combines old fashioned values and friendly service with fine ales, wine and delicious home cooked, fresh food in true village pub tradition.

Whether you want to sit by the roaring log fire with a drink on a cold winters day or enjoy the sun and traditional scene of cricket on the Green on a lazy summer afternoon you will find something for everyone at The Cricketers

Come and experience the warmth and hospitality of our pub, whether it be simply for a drink, a delicious home cooked meal or to take advantage of our large 70 seat function room.

Join us, relax, unwind, enjoy...

Ps.  If you have just enjoyed a 'roaring' good day at Colchester Zoo, pop in for supper on the way home!


- Refurbishment Complete -


Quiz Night every other Wednesday


What's going on at The Cricketers

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What's on 

Quiz Night every other Wednesday - Next Quiz 4th May

Open Mic Night. Live music from 8pm - 29th April

Saturday 23rd April - St Georges Day Celebration - Live Music from 8pm - Traditional English Food

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Contact Us

The Cricketers 
Spring Lane 
Fordham Heath 

Tel: 01206 240 666

Opening times: 


Monday & Tuesday  11.30am - 3pm & 5pm - 11pm

Wednesday to Thursday 11.30am - 11pm

Friday & Saturday  11am - 11.30pm

Sunday  12noon - 10pm

Monday to Thursday 12noon - 2.30pm   5.30pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday  12noon - 9pm
Sunday  12noon - 7.45pm