The Sticky Wicket dilemma.

The Queen Approves

What to do when stuck in a damp spot? Drop by our bold little establishment, merrily emblazoned with the apropos moniker of 'The Sticky Wicket', a watering hole for all fans of gin and enthusiasts (plus the odd player) of the sport. Here, be regaled with tales of sodden exploits on the pitch, and most certainly off it as well. Verily, further tidy untold fables abound. To uncover them, find out what lies behind our hidden door(s).

Come on down to a quintissential British pub where the ambience takes one back to Romford and the soggy pitch on a sodden Saturday afternoon. Cats and dogs are pounding the lawn while the joy of camaderie threatens to break beyond the boundaries of public acceptance. Mates and acquaintances huddle in shared support of a common cause - drink (try the gin, really) and stress-relief revelry. Traditional pub grub with no compromises and tall ales, tales and lagers give the heart a warm hearth to call home anytime, any day of the week. You are family here and our family of dibbly-dobbly bowlers is untoppable. Leg before wicket, now!



The Wicket and Stumps

Sticky Wicket – or sticky dog, or glue pot

A METAPHOR used to describe a difficult circumstance. It originated as a term for difficult circumstances in the sport of cricket, caused by a damp and soft pitch.

AN ORIGIN of the term can be seen in Bell's 'Life In London', July 1882: "The ground was suffering from the effects of recent rain, and once more the Australians found themselves on a sticky wicket."