InnsCricketers Arms Hotel-Restaurant

We have one public house in Quendon and Rickling, the Cricketers' Arms, (not to be confused with the one in nearby Clavering).  As might be expected from the name it lies adjacent to the cricket green and offers a selection of beverages, meals and accommodation.
Telephone: 01799 543210 for bookings.


Other Social and Entertainment Activities

Ad hoc events

The local churches offer social gatherings such as coffee mornings, lunches and evening events when they can. Details of forthcoming events should appear in the Events Calendar on this site.


Saffron Walden U3A

We are a self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operative for those who are retired or semi-retired, providing opportunities for our members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

Most of our 600 plus members reside in and around the ancient town of Saffron Walden – a market town since 1141, famed for its many pargetted buildings.

New members are always welcome, See our Membership and Contact page for details about joining or to make contact.

We currently run about 36 classes and activities as listed on our Groups page. Term times are similar to school terms, running from September to July but a number of groups meet throughout the year.


Saffron Screen is a community-based not-for-profit initiative based at Saffron Walden County High School.  It offers a wide range of films for all ages and now with the advantage of digital projection equipment (funded entirely by public donations) we can see plays, concerts and other events from theatres concert halls and other venues on the big screen with Dolby digital surround sound.

Concerts, and other theatre

Saffron Hall is the UK’s brand new state of the art performance space which plays host to a year-round programme of music, theatre and other arts events.  Situated in Saffron Walden, the historic market town where South Cambridgeshire meets North Essex, Saffron Hall is a highly flexible 730-seat auditorium with exceptional adjustable acoustics.  Performances by the Britten Symphonia, John Lill, the Brodsky Quartet and Germaine Greer are just a few of those presented in the first few months since this truly stupendous hall was completed.

For those willing to travel a little further, Cambridge has a thriving musical life, featuring for instance the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra who, though not a professional orchestra, play a wide range of works with passion and precision at the superb West Road Concert Hall  Follow the link on the name above for details of the orchestra and programmes.  Their 2023-4 Season can be found here.
Other music in this vibrant city, day-time and evenings, may be found at


Both neighbouring Newport and Saffron Walden have enthusiastic amateur dramatics societies.  Look out for advertisments of their pantomimes and other dramatic performances.


The villages boast not only a picturesque cricket field but also soccer pitches and other sports facilities in the Village Hall.

Cricket PavilionThe village Cricket Club, the Rickling Ramblers are always keen to welcome new members. Contact John Lodge, telephone  01799 500255.  A history of cricket in Rickling may be found by clicking here.

The Quendon Athletic Football Club now play under the name Saffron Walden Town Reserves due to league requirements (they had to join a different league because they beat too many members of their previous one!) For more information contact the Club Manager:
Charlie Patmore
82 Manor Road
CM24 8NJ

Bowling ClubhouseWe have a thriving Bowling Club which welcomes new members aged 14 and over, male and female experienced or beginner. There is a “roll up” evening on a Tuesday for everyone to have a game. In addition we play club games and competitions as well as friendly matches against other Clubs in the area. There are also North West Essex League, Steeple Bumpstead League and County matches.

Quendon and Rickling Golf Society is a society of over 35 golfers of all levels who meet around 4 times a year at various local clubs to enjoy a social and relaxed golf day.  If you would like to join us or want more informaton please see reports in The Link parish magazine


Other sporting activities take place in the Village Hall, including Rounders (in season) and exercise classes.  See the main Local Information page for details of EXTEND classes.