The Cricketers Arms is a bit of an enigma. For starters it's atypical Melbourne architecture and one of that rare breed of mid-street, rather than corner, pubs. And what a surprising street it's on. Unless you've had cause to travel down the narrow one-way section of sleepy Cruikshank Street, then you very likely don't even know it's there.
The Graham would be proud of. But it is out back that the biggest surprise lurks, a beer 'garden' which, at the full width of the building, is easily the town's biggest (and perhaps best) outdoor drinking space and popular with families.
Beers on tap: Cascade Light, Carlton Draught, Pure Blonde, Asahi, Fat Yak
Wine range: $6.50 - $9.50
Parma: $21.50 (but only $12 on Wednesdays!)
Gastro: Not yet
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