The Wicket has a reputation for premium dining in a relaxed environment. All our food is prepared fresh and cooked with healthiness in mind.

Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 15:00
Friday 08:00 – 21:00
Saturday 12:00-21:00
Sunday 12:00-18:00
Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 9am-11:45am

To book a table call us on 01744 28866 or email thewicket@ruskinsthelens.com

  • positive review  Celebrated my father in laws birthday here and couldn’t fault it. The food is amazing and have made reservations to come again!

    Leanne Gauchwin Avatar Leanne Gauchwin
    October 6, 2019

    positive review  30 years ago, I said I had the Best Steak... that was Southport, but this place has just changed my mind as the BEST ? And the service... Just Brilliant!!

    Daz Kaye Avatar Daz Kaye
    September 28, 2019

    negative review  Willing to give the benefit of the doubt..but one person serving the bar and restaurant was really badly organised..(possible short staff issue)...Over 2hours for two courses and then the drinks to accompany the sweets dont arrive..With the exception of two other couples who were already eating we were the only people in the restaurant part (4 adults 2 children) so not overly busy...On the plus side once the food did arrive it was exceptional...

    Paul Rigby Avatar Paul Rigby
    September 14, 2019

    positive review  Amazing home cooked food! Portions huge!! Definitely be visiting again ??

    Diane Hill Avatar Diane Hill
    August 23, 2019
  • positive review  had a meal for 27 people. food was delicious and all came out together. all the staff worked really hard

    Geoff Jackson Avatar Geoff Jackson
    August 11, 2019

    positive review  Food is amazing especially the homemade cheese and leek pie ?. Friendly and good for the kids big area for them to play out .

    Heidi Hill Avatar Heidi Hill
    August 1, 2019

    positive review  Absolutely fantastic service all round. Booked in for a wake and the team were very helpful and accommodating beforehand. The staff were great on the day and the food/buffet was out of this world. Will always look to book here first for any functions

    Lee O'Connor Avatar Lee O'Connor
    June 29, 2019

    positive review  Amazing every-time and great service. Love the food x

    Karen Hilton Avatar Karen Hilton
    June 12, 2019
  • positive review  Shame they stopped serving food tho ?

    Chris Rigby Avatar Chris Rigby
    May 26, 2019

    positive review  Had forgotten how fabulous the roast beef dinner is! Great atmosphere for the football and rugby on Sunday - every match available! Great food, great service ...

    Debbie Fairclough Was Edmondson Avatar Debbie Fairclough Was Edmondson
    May 13, 2019

    positive review  The steak and frites and wine deal is amazing...by far the best peppercorn sauce I’ve ever had.

    Tracy Stephens Avatar Tracy Stephens
    April 27, 2019

    positive review  Outstanding service ... amazing grub ??

    Adam Weston Avatar Adam Weston
    April 27, 2019
  • positive review  Watching Liverpool get thro to European Cup semi final. But a fab place to drink and eat ?

    Rob Marsh Avatar Rob Marsh
    April 17, 2019

    positive review  Excellent varied menu, great quality food. Lovely atmosphere, great place for a meal with the family or friends.

    Rachel O'Neil Avatar Rachel O'Neil
    April 12, 2019

    positive review  Thank you to all of the staff for helping to make our daughter's Christening party such a special day. ?

    Stephanie Quigley Avatar Stephanie Quigley
    March 4, 2019

    positive review  The staff are lovely and very helpful

    June Anderson Avatar June Anderson
    February 23, 2019
  • positive review  Attended the Sticky Wicket to celebrate my mum’s birthday. A great venue with excellent service by all staff, who were very attentive. Food was of a high standard and delicious. Wonderful presentation of all dishes. One waiter overheard we were celebrating a birthday and brought a candle for my mum and wished her happy birthday. Kept it discrete which please my mum. I would highly recommend the restaurant due to the relaxed atmosphere and friendly ambience.

    Jenny Dixon Avatar Jenny Dixon
    February 3, 2019

    positive review  Fab food and service today and reasonably priced

    Si Randles Avatar Si Randles
    February 2, 2019

    positive review  The food today was absolutely excellent. Salt and pepper chicken for starter and pate wrapped in Parma ham - absolutely delicious. My partner had the gammon and egg which he said was gorgeous and I had the turkey dinner which had everything you wanted and more. I did struggle to finish the dinner as it was quite a large portion and I’d already had a starter but the food quality was great. Can’t wait to eat here again, much better than your usual pub food.

    Eloise Mair Avatar Eloise Mair
    December 23, 2018

    positive review  Great food, friendly welcoming staff ?

    Jane Fletcher Avatar Jane Fletcher
    December 13, 2018
  • positive review  a great, modern and clean place. Great food, great service.

    Carl Walshy Walsh Avatar Carl Walshy Walsh
    December 13, 2018

    positive review  Great food and service ??

    Jenna Welsby Avatar Jenna Welsby
    October 21, 2018

    positive review  Food was outstanding, walked in and never booked but they was happy to accommodate, pate starter was out of this world. Best fine dining in st.helens.

    John Cavadino Avatar John Cavadino
    October 14, 2018

    positive review  7 of us went to the Sticky Wicket tonight to celebrate my mum’s birthday. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great; very professional but also friendly and welcoming. We would absolutely recommend it and will definitely be back *****

    Claire Powell Avatar Claire Powell
    October 14, 2018
  • Food was amazing! Special mention to Adam the waiter -great service with a lovely smile !

    Rebecca Thorne Avatar Rebecca Thorne
    October 14, 2018

    positive review  Lovely welcome and good service and good.

    Joan Armstrong Avatar Joan Armstrong
    September 9, 2018

    positive review  our 3rd time at Sticky Wicket and can't fault the service or the food.

    Emma-Louise Ellis Avatar Emma-Louise Ellis
    August 19, 2018

    positive review  Cracking venue with even better food ???

    Carl Roby Avatar Carl Roby
    August 15, 2018
  • positive review  Great friendly people and superb service

    Alan Hodges Avatar Alan Hodges
    August 13, 2018

    Just had mums 80th birthday meal here and what can I say such fabulous food,staff very friendly couldn't of asked for a better place to celebrate my beautiful mums birthday. Xxx A big thank you to u all .Will definitely be back very soon xxxxx

    Linda Hough Avatar Linda Hough
    July 22, 2018

    Just had my mum's 80th surprise birthday meal,and what can i say.... Food was beautiful,staff was so friendly .. we would defo be going back.. Thank you so much.xxxxx

    Doreene Kay Avatar Doreene Kay
    July 22, 2018

    First time here food and service was absolutely amazing would definitely recommend a visit x

    Joanne Walsh Avatar Joanne Walsh
    June 14, 2018
  • Beef roast was lovely followed by sticky toffee pudding which was really good, we will be going again � only fault was needed more gravy maybe a gravy boat??

    Vicky Greenall Avatar Vicky Greenall
    May 13, 2018

    It does what it says on the tin Fresh fresh fresh and so tasty ......beautiful presented. Friendly staff..and lovely and clean in nice surroundings .xxx thank you xxx

    Pauline Fairhurst Stout Avatar Pauline Fairhurst Stout
    May 6, 2018

    Absolutely fantastic service and food. Good value for money. All food was great, Sticky toffee pudding with custard, best I have had for a good while. Hats off to all the staff. Will certainly recommend and return.

    Andy Verey Avatar Andy Verey
    April 7, 2018

    We happened upon the Sticky Wicket by chance to watch a soccer match and decided to stay for dinner. They did a fantastic job serving 15 kids and 20 adults. The food was delicious and the service was spot on. Well done and thanks for having us.

    Kenneth Glantz Avatar Kenneth Glantz
    April 7, 2018
  • We've been meaning to try this place for a while now and we were not disappointed. The food and wine were first class with the Creme Brulee and Coconut Rice Pudding to die for. The service by Katrina was second to none and the atmosphere was extremely relaxed. We will be returning here very soon.

    Julie Eden-Arnold Avatar Julie Eden-Arnold
    April 6, 2018

    Easter Sunday lunch was gorgeous. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended. X

    Deborah Jones Avatar Deborah Jones
    April 1, 2018

    Delicious breakfast and very attentive staff! Will definitely be visiting again soon!

    Lynsey Forshaw Avatar Lynsey Forshaw
    April 1, 2018

    Absolutely lovely meal last night. The food was amazing, good atmosphere, nice beer and great service. Can’t fault it and we’ll be back soon. I’d heartily recommend the BBQ Pig Board!!!!

    Gavin Mitchell Avatar Gavin Mitchell
    March 24, 2018


The Wicket is perfect for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink. Whether you’re visiting for a stroll around the grounds, watching amateur sport or attending an event, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

With the biggest back garden around, it’s a place for all ages. Laid back comfort and a welcome for everyone. Relax indoors and watch live sport on TV or enjoy the view across the cricket square.

For associations and clubs, the bar and adjoining Pavilion Room are available to use and our chef team can provide catering should you require.

Bar Opening Times
Monday – Friday 06:00-23:00
Saturday 9:00 – 23:00
Sunday 9:00-22:00

The Bar is also available for functions including parties, reunions and christenings. For more information visit our Celebrations page.


Live Sport

Since 1902 Ruskin Drive Sports Village has been the home of amateur sport in St Helens.
Football, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, rounders, tennis and bowls can all be seen at Ruskin.