RestaurantsEssexClaveringCB11

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Jamie Oliver’s parents Trevor & Sally retired from this sixteenth-century village gastropub after 44 years in November 2020, so it has recently changed hands: it’s now a part of the 12-strong Chestnut group of pubs. The Olivers always ran the Cricketers well, but regulars say “(even in the tepee) the food is possibly up a notch”.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Trevor & Sally Oliver have run this village pub for 43 years – they moved in when their nowadays-world-famous son Jamie was a baby, and he helped out in the kitchen as a teenager. Its pub-grub avoids fancy fireworks, but is consistently well-rated. Like his son, Trevor grew up in an Essex pub, training as a chef and becoming a licensee at the tender age of 19, and was a pioneer of the notion that pubs could serve really good food.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Trevor & Sally Oliver have run this village pub for 43 years – they moved in when their nowadays-world-famous son Jamie was a baby, and he helped out in the kitchen as a teenager. Its pub-grub avoids fancy fireworks, but is consistently well-rated. Like his son, Trevor grew up in an Essex pub, training as a chef and becoming a licensee at the tender age of 19, and was a pioneer of the notion that pubs could serve really good food.

Summary

£48
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “pretty village pub” can hardly escape its association with Jamie Oliver – his folks Trevor & Sally, who still own and run it, moved in when Jamie was a baby, and he stirred his first pots in the kitchen here. Although it takes some flak for being pricey, most reporters say the food here is “surprisingly good” and can’t resist a cheeky dig: “there’s hype around JO, but his parents do a much better job!”

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
70
No dress code
140

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £20.00 £4.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Wicken Rd, Clavering, CB11 4QT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8 pm

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