After meeting in a pub nineteen years ago Darren and Sue knew it was their destiny to be a landlord and landlady team and years later, they’re still taking on new challenges, this time £230,000 newly refurbished pub, the Cricketers in Epsom.
Showcasing the traditional pub’s transformation, which has blended authentic character with a touch of chic, Epsom’s newest cosy haven was revealed on the 1st December at 7pm, after a VIP opening, when a live acoustic musician helped welcome in the first December night.
Owners Stonegate Pub Company has poured investment into the pub, creating an impressive twenty new jobs. Keeping it local, Neil from the Dorking brewery was on hand at the opening, whilst CAMRA members are offered 10% discount on beer all day every day.
It seems every occasion has been thought of with weekday breakfast from 10am, a range from the traditional to on trend mashed avocado on toast; weekend brunch; lovely lunches with calamari, ciabattas and lasagnes; sumptuous afternoon teas; and little touches to make the visitors welcome too with their rehydration station for your furry friend.
The Cricketers will be welcoming four local breweries: Dorking, Surrey Hills, Hogsback and Wimbledon to the cask range alongside popular crafts, Meantime Pale Ale and Sam Adams, along with premium lagers Peroni and Estrella, its definitely a notch up for beer lovers. Plus with an extensive range of garnished gins and a tantalising range of wines, there’s enough for any modern day pub offer.
Beckoning lovers of fresh food, melted French Camembert; gourmet grills; burritos; pastas, salads & risottos; a tantalising selection of open and slow cooked pies; and Sea Bream en Papilote just a taste of the offer. Sunday roasts are destined to become a signature dish with eight cuts of meat from Duck Confit to Beef Long-Bone Rib and free tops ups on gravy, Yorkshire puds and roasties. Kids are in for a treat too with a new healthy menu guaranteed to have them tucking into their five-a-day.
There’s a wide selection of dishes at 2 for £11.49 all day Monday – Friday and great offers including 25% off on Tuesdays for over 65’s; Spice Night Wednesdays; Sizzling Steak Thursdays; Fizz Friday and more.
With unforgettable smiles and heaps of character, Darren and Sue were ready for the launch, “It’s an amazing building in a fabulous location and after quarter of a million pounds investment, it’s the perfect opportunity to make it our own.
“We’re ready to impress with Spice and Quiz night Wednesdays; Steak night Thursdays; Fizz Friday; and lots more value offers. We can’t wait to see locals faces when they walk in.”