Monday 27 June 2016

The Cricketers in Ormskirk

The Cricketers in Ormskirk
I decided recently that it was time to have a look at some of the pubs in Ormskirk. Having heard good reports of the Cricketers, we made our way there. It has an attractive frontage, and the interior décor is decidedly stylish. The front bar area is more pub-like, and to the rear there is a pavilion set out for dining. The overall effect is pleasing.

There was a good selection of real ales when we rolled up: Lancaster Red, OSB Exam, OSB Headmaster, Live Ale Golden Ale, George Wright Pure Blonde and Thwaites Nutty Black. The beers we tried were well-kept, and we all enjoyed our choices. This pub was the CAMRA Southport & West Lancs Branch Pub of the Year (Lancashire area) in 2015.

As well as the real ales, there is a selection of quality wines, continental lagers, craft beers, whiskies and barista coffees.

The Cricketers is known for its food and it has several menus, including a children's menu, a Sunday menu, a graduation menu and a group menu for 10 or more. The food on offer ranges from simple pub classics to seasonal dishes and innovative specials.

They have regular events including a pub quiz on Mondays, tapas with a Lancashire twist on Tuesdays, fish and chip Fridays, and live music in the bar on the last Friday of each month. They also have a loyalty card which gets you a 15% discount between noon and 6.00 pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and between noon and 3.00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Cricketers is at 24 Chapel Street, Ormskirk, L39 4QF. Tel: 01695 571123. Website: It is close to the bus station where the 375 and 385 Southport to Wigan buses stop, and the railway station is a short walk away.

This is part of a series of articles that I am writing for the CAMRA column in our local paper, the Southport Visiter. Previous reviews are here.

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