SIXES, the world’s first immersive cricket experience combined with exceptional dining and hospitality, opened in August 2021, taking over the site formerly occupied by Alston Bar & Beef.
The first Social Cricket Club outside London (they have sites in Fulham and Fitzrovia) features three state-of-the-art nets to hire by the half hour, a 70-seater bar and dining space and a basement champagne bar.
Founders Calum Mackinnon and Andy Waugh have developed a signature British BBQ-inspired menu served from an open kitchen. Expect the best of British meats, seafood and vegetables, flamed on the robata grill then presented in a relaxed and easy to share format – the perfect fuel for families, hens, stags and corporate groups.
Small plates read like the ideal cricket tea with SIXES sausage roll, coronation bubble and squeak pakoras and roast beef mini buns. Classic mains range from a 45-day aged rib-eye to Dorset cider steamed mussels and the SIXES burgers and vegan burgers. If you really want to pig out, you can order and Orchard hog roast sharing platter or the SIXES feast for two.
We highly recommend everyone has a go at the cricket nets because it’s fun, whether you’re a hot shot or a sticky wicket. Book your slot via the Sixes app then virtual bowler throws from a giant screen and you hit the ball and try to aim for the areas market 6, 4 or 2. The computer tallies up everyone’s score. You might even make an impression on the club’s social leader board.
However, like any great day at the cricket, the game itself isn’t the only highlight.
Guests can enjoy craft ales and fine wines, as well as bespoke SIXES cocktails like Eton Mess, Ashes Manhattan, SIXES Fruit Cup and Tea Time…after all, what could be more British than watching the cricket whilst sipping on a cocktail containing actual Yorkshire Tea?
Children are welcome before 6pm.
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