The Cricketers on the Green, which has been recently restored by it’s new owners, Jason and Shara Myers as part of their company Grosvenor Pubs & Inns, is set on the edge of Pirbright’s village green, which is picturesque and worth the drive from London to!
We arrived at this gorgeous venue and I instantly adored the inside, with its cosy vibe, soft, inviting furnishings just inviting you to snuggle up with a drink, fantastic and eclectic decor and fun design details, such as cricket balls on the lamps as a nod to it’s history!
We were seated at a stunning long table and I loved how there were so many lovely spaces around the pub to either have a nice glass of wine, a cosy meal, a celebration or even a date night. I can imagine how glorious it would be in the summer and I will be back husband in tow for a leisurely lunch.
We kicked off the evening trying some refreshing cocktails such as Golden Duck with Brokers Gin, pineapple juice and topped with their craft IPA and English Garden made with Brokers Gin, snap peas, apple juice and elderflower syrup.
As we were there for a press evening we got to try a wide array of dishes, all of which are available on the A La Carte menu.
Dishes from the evening included a platter of Jersey Rock Oysters presented 3 ways and Girolle mushrooms, parsley and garlic served on crostinis for Amuse Bouche.
For starters we indulged in Twice baked Wookey Hole Cheddar soufflé with English mustard & chive cream (which was my fave), Grosvenor Collection prawn cocktail with a spicy bloody Mary sauce, avocado, cucumber and iceberg lettuce, a Brixham scallop and crab Mornay with Cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs and a warm salad of roast fennel and blood oranges.
Mains was a fabulous feast and my favourites from the Vegetarian options were the Puff pastry Galette with Somerset Brie, Cavelo Nero, truffle all baked in a gorgeous pastry, and the Peppered flat mushroom steak with spinach.
Always save space for dessert and we were in for a real treat and a surprise!
With incredible desserts to devour such as Raspberry and whiskey baked Alaska, White chocolate panna cotta, Rhubarb eton mess, Chocolate and date mousse, the table fell silent as everyone was in a bit of a dream world enjoying the plethora of sweet treats on offer.
There was also a superb selection of British cheese as a savoury option. I love finishing my meals out with cheese and so I was in heaven and the Norbury Blue was a particular delight.
The pièce de résistance was the Martini Tree with Pornstar Martinis and Espresso Martins hanging from it’s branches. What a wonderful idea, especially for a party!
I really enjoyed my meal and the cocktails at The Cricketers on the Green, and loved the ambience, service and atmosphere. Despite only being open a short while it has already amassed a following from locals and it was nice to see it so busy on the evening that we were there!
The Menus are created using quality, seasonal ingredients and they support local suppliers whenever possible. The result is fine and hearty food created by the chefs from ethically-sourced menus, and a variety of handpicked wines, beers and spirits perfectly poured by bartenders.
Find out more: The Cricketers on the Green, The Green, Pirbright, Surrey, GU24 0JT