The Cricketers, East End Road, Bradwell-on-Sea CM0 7PT
If you’re visiting The Chapel of St Peter on the Wall in Bradwell on Sea, Britain’s 19th oldest building, set up by St. Cedd in 654 AD, don’t drive all the way up East End Road in Bradwell, and park in the car park and walk the half mile to the chapel. Instead, park in town, look around the town, and walk up the length of East End Road. OK, it’s a good couple of miles, but you can stop off at The Cricketers, which is handily placed about halfway up the road. At the time of writing the entry on the CAMRA whatpub.com website is out of date, as it cites the pub as being a P*nch Taverns premises, with one regular beer. In fact it’s under new ownership as of six weeks, and on our walk we had three beers to choose from – Sharp’s Doom Bar and Skinner’s Betty Stoggs on handpump, and Skinner’s Ginger Tosser drawn from the cask. Huzzah! The publican likes his Cornish ales, and it’s his gaff, so his rules. Myself I’d have the beers from the very close at hand Wibblers Brewery, but heigh-ho.
We had the Ginger Tosser, a light summer beer with Cornish honey, which wasn’t at all too sweet, and perfect for the lovely weather.