Village pub unveils new oven – shaped like a cricket ball!

Howard Nye, director at The Cricketer's with Mark Nicholls, Head Chef, next to the pizza oven shaped

Howard Nye, director at The Cricketer's with Mark Nicholls, Head Chef, next to the pizza oven shaped like a cricket ball - Credit: Archant

A pub in Weston is putting the finishing touches to a new pizza oven with a difference – it’s shaped like a cricket ball, and painted like one, too!

Howard Nye, director at The Cricketer's with Mark Nicholls, Head Chef, next to the pizza oven shaped

Howard Nye, director at The Cricketer's with Mark Nicholls, Head Chef, next to the pizza oven shaped like a cricket ball - Credit: Archant

The Cricketers, under the new ownership of Anglia Country Inns is having its pub kitchen refurbished with the bright red wood-fired oven – complete with a painted seam to replicate a cricket ball – on schedule to start cooking next month.

Director Howard Nye explained: “Our wood fire oven – the only one within a 15 mile radius – is expected to prove popular with customers old and new.

“We’re also encouraging people to donate their old cricket bats in exchange for a pizza. We plan to cover the front of the bar in old cricket bats so we need people to bring theirs in – we’re looking forward to bartering with them for one of our great new pizzas!

“We’re making it a family-orientated pub, with the emphasis on having a fun time.

Howard Nye, director at The Cricketer's with Mark Nicholls, Head Chef, outside The Cricketer's

Howard Nye, director at The Cricketer's with Mark Nicholls, Head Chef, outside The Cricketer's - Credit: Archant


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“We plan a revamped children’s playground area, and eventually plan to grow our own vegetables, and have a petting zoo in the future.”

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