We would like to reassure our guests that every effort has been taken to ensure that the Cricketers, Duncton, is Covid-19 secure.

We have carried out a thorough COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with our team to ensure that they are fully involved in its implementation.

We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in place, which are in line with government guidance and are being enforced by a strong leadership presence both front and back of house. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance within the pub, and where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk. We have removed tables to ensure safe social distancing, added extra sanitary measures, extra cleaning checks and have adequate signage to engage our guests and enable them to enjoy our facilities in a safe and relaxed manner. We already have an exemplary hygiene record, having held a 5-star hygiene rating since the Food Hygiene Ratings began in 2009. Our cleaning protocol in our letting rooms has been increased to ensure the highest levels of hygiene.

We will be only taking bookings up to a maximum of 6 people per table and booking is highly recommended. We will be asking guests to remain at their tables as much as possible and children must remain with their families at all times, as well as dogs being kept on a lead.

We look forward to welcoming you all back and our key drive is to make your visit as enjoyable as possible, whilst keeping you and our team as safe as possible!

Kind Regards,
The Team at The Cricketers


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 blackboard 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 - 3pm & 5pm - 10pm
Food Served 11am - 2pm & 6pm - 8:30pm

Open 11am - 10pm
Food Served 11am - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm

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.