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Cricketts Inn

Burton Road
DE12 8AP

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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.30 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9



About the Pub

Former 18th-century coaching inn; the pub name 'Cricketts' means 'wooded copse', and is not derived from the game or insect. An attractive frontage with pale painted brickwork, and hanging baskets in summer, masks late 20th-century additions at the rear.

Inside, there is a smart open-plan bar/lounge area, but with a few secluded corners ("snugs"), plus a two-part restaurant beyond.

An enclosed beer garden, with patio, lawn and children's play area is behind the pub, and a small field above the car park is occasionally used for events.

Historic Interest

Thought to be an old coaching inn dating back to the 18th-century, although the earliest record is in an 1821 trade directory. Early ownership uncertain, but the pub may have been owned by the nearby Acresford Brewery (closed 1902) at some stage. It was bought by Bass in 1948, although the tenancy stayed in the same family for nearly 100 years until circa 1990. Sold by Bass in 1992/3 and a privately owned free-house until 1995/6, when bought by Marston’s.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Marston's Pedigree

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

From Marston's list.

Source: National

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Cricketts Inn, Acresford


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Disabled toilet facility near front entrance.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Enclosed, at rear, with patio, lawn and children's play area.

  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    In alcove near entrance (covered, heated & lit).

  • WiFi Wifi


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Cricketts Inn

Burton Road
DE12 8AP

Sat Nav Reference

52.7155, -1.5604

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Midland Classic: 19 (not late evening or Sunday.)


On A444, close to county boundary with Leicestershire.

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