The south corner of Richmond Green is the drinking corner. Here, the Cricketers squats beside the Prince's Head (with the Old Ship just a little too far away to warrant an awkward wicket analogy).
The Cricketers for our money (and they've taken a few pounds over the years) is the best. Its cosy, old-world interior is a most agreeable place for a pint, both in winter and in cricketing season. Plus, some of the furniture is proper old.
The place harks back to 1770 and has long, rich associations with the cricket games traditionally played on the green. The pub is unsurprisingly festooned with nicknacks relating to that most English of sports.
The food and drink offering is pretty decent. The selection of ales is modest (this is Greene King) but includes the odd unusual tipple. Food-wise, we were mightily impressed with a quinoa salad, though the small bowl of grated cheese and avocado had us stumped.
Last updated June 2018.