24 Jun The Cricketers in Clavering unveils stylish refurbishment
The Cricketers, Clavering, a 16th Century country inn in North Essex, has fully reopened with a brand-new look that is bursting with character. The result is a rustic, laidback vibe with a flurry of creative quirks – think wallpapered ceilings and industrial style lighting.
All 22-ensuite rooms have been refurbished to give a contemporary feel with accents of greens and fawns, combined with bold and bright floral patterns. The natural theme has been brought to life in everything from the décor to the vegan Bramley toiletries.
Shared spaces, including the bar area and restaurant, have also had a makeover. Original features, open fireplaces and exposed beams have helped retain the charm the inn has always offered, and is now balanced with a pantry feel with modern lighting and neutral shades. The relaxed setting provides guests with a sense of place to kick back and tuck into the seasonally inspired menu (even man’s best friend is now welcome to join the party).
Chestnut is familiar with the area, having owned The Eight Bells in Saffron Walden since December 2018 – which was fully refurbished in August 2019.
Philip Turner, founder of Chestnut, is very much looking forward to welcoming back guests for stays and indoor dining, he said:
“The acquisition of The Cricketers in October 2020 from Trevor and Sally Oliver marked the start of an exciting chapter for us. The lockdown period has allowed us to make our own mark on this much-loved village pub, whilst respecting its historic character. We’re thrilled with how the property is looking and look forward to welcoming guests, old and new. It is rewarding to see how the team has embraced the investment, and how promotions from within the kitchen and front of house are bringing new life to the property.”
For those looking for a last-minute summer getaway in the newly-refurbished dog-friendly rooms, The Cricketers has some availability throughout June – September, with Bed and Breakfast prices starting from £140.