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Welcome to The Cricketers

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A traditional family-friendly pub

Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the impressive roadside pub in the picturesque village of Shorton. Here at The Cricketers, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand.

Situated at the foot of Hambledon Hill, home of an Iron Age hill fort, and just off the Wessex Ridgeway footpath, a right of way passes right through our garden, making it a delightful spot for walkers to rest and enjoy some well-earned refreshments!

Here at the Cricketers, we see ourselves as being a real village pub – delicious food, a great selection of drinks and the warmest of welcomes. Well behaved dogs are even welcome in the bar area!

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chicken and ham hock pie, garden peas and gravy

Seriously good pub food

Where freshly prepared pub classics meet indulgent flavours, and irresistible bar snacks pair perfectly with our drinks.

With traditional family favourites, small plates to keep the little ones happy and generous sharers to enjoy between friends, our menu is bursting with flavour and promises to satisfy any craving.

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Our bar is fully stocked with the best selection of your favourite drinks! From world lagers to spirits, wines to cocktails and every tipple in-between.

Join us for a fleeting cocktail with a friend, a quiet pint at the bar, or celebrate the big occasion and start your weekend with high spirits. No matter what you fancy, we’ll have something to tickle your tastebuds every time.

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Our rear garden provides plenty of sunny spots for friends and family to get together. Let the children’s imagination run wild on the lawn whilst you relax under summer sun.

You’ll feel immersed in our charming oasis in any season, sit back and enjoy.

Find Us

The Cricketers is located on Main Street in the heart of Shroton village, Blandford Forum.

Whether you’ve been exploring the local area or just wanting a pub outing – we’ll see you soon.

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