The Cricket Inn

“Popular gastro-pub well known for seafood and game dishes” - AA Inspector



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Down a country lane bordered by wooded hills and pastures, this former farmhouse became a pub when the Totley railway tunnel was built in the late 1880s. Walkers and cyclists flock here, while dogs and children are made to feel welcome too. Chef Richard Smith co-runs it with the Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell, which naturally enough provides the real ales. Dishes like braised beef shin and potato pie and wild mushroom and chestnut lasagne show the style, they also smoke their own fish and meats, and giant feasts are available for groups of eight and over. Summer barbecues are held in the field behind the pub and cricket is played next door.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Cricket Inn
Penny Lane, TOTLEY, S17 3AZ


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover South Yorkshire

Traditionally a steel and coal producing centre, the decline of both industries in South Yorkshire has been replaced to some extent by tourism based around the area’s beautiful Pennine countryside. The county claims part of the Peak District National Park, whose hills and dales provide welcome space for the large urban populations.

South Yorkshire is made up of four districts: City of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Barnsley is the county’s administrative centre, located on one of Britain’s richest coalfields. The town has an entry in the Domesday Book and was built on land belonging to the priories of Pontefract and Monk Bretton. Doncaster, originally a Roman station, is set on the River Don. It is known particularly for its racecourse, best known for the St Leger in September. In 1875, Charles Dickens watched it from the 18th century Italianate grandstand at the Town Moor racecourse. The Lincolnshire Handicap is held in March. The town also boasts fine Georgian architecture and Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

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