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The Cricketers B & B

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The Cricketers Basingstoke Road Reading, Spencers Wood, Wokingham RG7 1AP England See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cricketers is a real hidden gem. Stayed for two nights and have to say both Brian and Alma were fantastic and could not have done more for me. They have thought of everything and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you !!! The rooms...More

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Response from Brian M, Owner at The Cricketers B & BResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Nick for the fantastic review. We are delighted that you had a great experience at L'Ortolan restaurant. It was a great pleasure having you stay with us and hopefully we will see you again. Very best wishes from Alma and Brian

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I stayed here with my friend, for reading festival, from start to finish this place was exceptional. Warm welcome, room was superb with everything you could want, alma helped us to our room, offered cake and bought us fresh milk for our tea or coffee...More

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Response from Brian M, Owner at The Cricketers B & BResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ellie and Lauren. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly that you both enjoyed the Reading Festival. It's always rewarding having guests stay that have a good time and feel at home. Warmest wishes from Alma and Brian.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We stayed here last night, and we really cannot fault it at all! Brian and Alma go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. They really have paid attention to every detail, nothing has been forgotten. Usually...More

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Response from Brian M, Owner at The Cricketers B & BResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you Karen for a fabulous review. We are delighted that you both enjoyed our hospitality as well as the wedding. It was a great pleasure having you stay and Alma is delighted that you enjoyed her lemon cake! Warmest wishes from Brian and Alma.

Reviewed 3 August 2018

A nice bijou Bed & Breakfast which is comfortable and has a modern finish. It comes with a Continental breakfast, the host kindly offered to cook us eggs to go with our toast after noticing my husband had not eaten a lot. The decor is...More

Thank NikkiB15
Response from Brian M, Owner at The Cricketers B & BResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you very much Nikki for your great review. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay and recommend our bijou B&B. Best wishes from Alma and Brian.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

We received a very warm welcome from Brian and Alma on our arrival, with the immediate offer of tea / coffee and home-made cake. The B&B was clean and tidy throughout, our room was very well equipped with a coffee maker (real coffee!), biscuit &...More

Thank Hazel2012
Response from Brian M, Owner at The Cricketers B & BResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you Hazel for your glorious review. We are overwhelmed by your fantastic comments and delighted that you enjoyed yourselves. It was a great pleasure having you both stay. Very best wishes from Brian and Alma.

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Description
Alma and Brian would like to invite you to spend some time at their contemporary home that has been lovingly refurbished as a luxury bed and breakfast. "The Cricketers" has a long history of hospitality and was More built in 1880 on the edge of Windsor Royal Forest. Initially, the property had five bedrooms and was a 19th century coaching inn selling Burton beers from Ind Coope. It also incorporated a butchery and in 1888 supplied meat to Osborne House, Queen Victoria's residence on the Isle of Wight. In the 20th century the property was divided into private residential and a butchers shop. In 1988 Brian purchased the property and the former Butchers shop became the "Hop Inn", one of the finest independent off-licences in Britain, stocking a large range of local real ales, wines, spirits and home brewing supplies. Enjoy a great night's sleep in one of our three individually designed and decorated en-suite bedrooms. Each room has a luxurious king size Vi-Spring bed with sumptuous 600 thread cotton linen, solid wood furniture, full size mirrors, LED lighting, dimmer switch, Wi-fi, USB sockets for charging suitable phones and tablets, CD and iPod player, fluffy robes, slippers, iron and ironing board, powerful hairdryer and a generous hospitality tray. In the morning, wake up with a refreshing power shower with complimentary toiletries. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast of home cooked honey roast ham, award winning cheeses from our local cheese makers, "Village Maid" at Riseley and "Two Hoots" at Barkham, yogurts, cereals, homemade jams, and multi-seed bread from "Warings", the Spencers Wood bakery. "The Cricketers" is conveniently located in the village of Spencers Wood, next door to St.Michael's church. We are just one mile from junction 11 of the M4 and offer free parking. Bus stops are less than a minute away and around the corner, behind the "Farriers" pub, there is a recreation ground that was home to the local cricketers. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
US$110 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Wokingham > Spencers Wood
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
US$110 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Wokingham > Spencers Wood
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Room Tips
"Back of the building. Heavy traffic from 6am"
BobbyParadise
11 Mar 2017
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"I stayed in the Pavilion - Highly recommended"
UkTommo
12 Oct 2016
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"I think all the rooms are to a good standard, you might even see a big cuddly surprise in some of them!"
spaweekend1
23 Jun 2016
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"may be away from end wall above shop , noise from chiller unit ?"
BEALEYS14
15 Nov 2015
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