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!



What's going on at The Cricketers

Quiz Night every other Wednesday


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What's on 

Quiz Night
Every other Wednesday

Open Mic Night
Live music from 8pm
last friday in every month

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Contact Us

The Cricketers 
Spring Lane 
Fordham Heath 

Tel: 01206 240 666

Regular Opening times: 

Food Now served all day Monday to Saturday from 12noon till 9pm 

Monday to Thursday 

Bar  11:30am - 11pm

Food  12noon - 9pm

Friday & Saturday 

Bar  11.30am - 11:30pm

Food  12noon - 9pm


Bar  12noon - 10pm

Food  12noon - 8pm

Christmas Opening Times 

Christmas Eve 

Bar  11:30am - 11:30pm

Food  12noon - 9pm

Christmas Day 

Bar Only  11:30am - 3:30pm

No Food  

Boxing Day 

Bar  12noon - 5:30pm

Food  12noon - 3pm

New Years Eve 

Bar  12noon - 1am

Food  12noon - 8:30pm

New Years Day Closed