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!


Quiz Night every other Wednesday


What's going on at The Cricketers

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What's on 

Quiz Night every other Wednesday

Tuesday 22nd December - Colchester Brass Band playing Christmas Carols in the bar from 8pm

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Contact Us

The Cricketers 
Spring Lane 
Fordham Heath 

Tel: 01206 240 666

Opening times: 


Monday & Tuesday  12noon - 3pm & 5pm - 11pm

Wednesday to Thursday 12noon - 11pm

Friday & Saturday  12noon - 11.30pm

Sunday  12noon - 10pm

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

Christmas Opening Times

Monday 21st to the Thursday 24th December we are open all day. Food served 12noon till 9pm and Drinks 12noon till 11pm

Christmas Day – Drinks only - 11.30am till 3.30pm

Boxing Day – Closed

Sunday 27th December – Food 12noon till 8pm & Drinks 12noon till 10.30pm

Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th December we are open all day – Food 12noon till 9pm and Drinks 12noon till 11pm.

New Years Eve – open all day, no tickets required for the evening but booking essential.  Food 12noon till 8.30pm & Drinks 12noon till 1am

New Years Day -  Closed

From the Monday 2nd January 2016 we resume normal opening hours.