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(formerly Live & Let Live)

107 Arlesey Road
North Hertfordshire District Council

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Opening Times

Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.30 pm

About the Pub

Attractive traditional village pub with a large open fire, a single bar and several seating areas. Traditional pub games available in the evenings. As late as 1975 the pub did not have a bar and as you walked in to the right was a shop. At that time is was run by two ladies. Quiz night every Thursday 20:30. No food at present.

Historic Interest

The Cricketers has been an ale house since around 1850 at which time it was called �The Live and Let Live�. The licence was obtained by William Barber, a carpenter by trade, on this newly built cottage. In 1851 George Oliver, a brewer in Baldock took a mortgage on the property. In 1864 the property was taken over by the Hitchin brewer Samuel Lucas, after which it was known as �The Cricketers�

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Courage Directors
  • Eagle IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Source: National

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Cricketers, Ickleford


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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107 Arlesey Road
North Hertfordshire District Council

Sat Nav Reference

51.974567, -0.276504

OS Reference



  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

9A Hitchin to Bedford bus stops at the pub.

Nearby Station (< ½ mile)



When leaving Hitchin heading north on the A600, turn right into Turnpike Lane. Follow the road to the mini roundabout and bear left. Continue 350Yds through the village, past the Church, Village Shop and Village Hall. You will find The Cricketers on your left

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