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The Cricketers

This charming family-run 16th Century coaching inn with a large Inglenook fireplace and set within beautiful gardens, is a real gem in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

A traditional country pub with a great restaurant near Petworth, The Cricketers at Duncton, is the ideal location to enjoy real ale, fine wine & fantastic, home-cooked food, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

We are great believers in using local produce, suppliers & craftsmen wherever possible, which is reflected in our seasonally-based menuand bar offerings.

The Cricketers is perfectly situated for horse racing and motorsport at Goodwood and with it's gorgeous beer garden is an ideal venue for families and walkers seeking a traditional country pub with real ales and great food.

We can also cater for private parties and functions, whether it's a wedding, birthday party, car enthusiasts club or you simply want to celebrate your special occasion in a country pub with fine food.

In addition to our bar, restaurant and beer garden we have our own function room which is available for hire.

We also run a monthly quiz night to test your general knowledge - space is limited though, so be sure to book your table. Please call to find out the date of our next quiz.

To find out more about The Cricketers or to book a table or enquire about our function room, simply contact us by clicking the link below.

You can also read more about the pub's amazing cricketing history.



The Cricketers is a traditional 16th Century pub, located on the busy A285, sandwiched between the historic city of Chichester to the South, and the quaint town of Petworth to the North.

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The Cricketers, Duncton, formerly known as The Swan, is thought to have 16th century origins, and has probably served as an inn since the 1640s. Until 1814, the inn belonged to the Manor of Duncton.

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The Bar

The bar offers a good choice of real ales, as recommended by CAMRA. In addition there is a broad selection of fine wines, spirits, lagers & soft drinks, sourced locally wherever possible.

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The autumn menu offers a variety of locally sourced, home-cooked food ranging from traditional pub favourites to Sussex game, fish & locally sourced Sirloin steaks, cut & cooked to your liking.

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The Cricketers is located on the A285 in the village of Duncton, part way between Chichester to the South and Petworth to the North.

Opening Times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday
Open 11am - 10pm
Food Served 11am - 2:30pm & 6pm - 8:30pm

Open 11am - 10pm
Food Served 11am - 8:30pm

Open 12 - 6pm
Food Served 12 - 4pm

Charming, family-friendly pub. Great menu with lots of choice and very generous portions. Would deffinitely recommend!

D Sutton - Happy Customer.