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The Golden Cross

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The Golden Cross 8 Hay Lane, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
+44 24 7655 1855
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Golden Cross 8 Hay Lane, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been going here for over 12 years, i was sad to see it closed but when it re-opened it was even bette. Nice and cosy!

Thank Gibbzy91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family reunion, 14 adults. Nothing booked. We chose this pub as it didn't advertise music and catered for all dietary requirements. We found a fantastic pub. Considerate helpful staff. Nice range of beers. Food was well presented and good value. I would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Mudsinatent2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been in here for years but have heard and read good reviews, so whilst in area we popped in. It has obviously been done out since I was last there but it is a lovely little historic pub with a huge selection of...More

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coventry's been cursed for a few years wth the choice of decent pub but no food, or food and ropey pub. Since a revamp a couple of years ago, the Golden Cross combines the two. It's simple, down to earth, but well cooked and tasty....More

Thank Moses L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable meal with three other guests. The food was present and cooked to a high standard. Choice on menu was good with the option of Sunday roast. Recommend a visit to anyone to try as cost and quality of drink offering and...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a stroll I decided to open trip advisor and see what was nearby that people liked. Only round the corner would I find this gem. The building is stunning, and inside the decor is tasteful, homely and clean. I don't think I've ever been...More

Thank JPR1985
CharlotteP1061, Owner at The Golden Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review! I could have sworn I gave you a steak knife but must have forgot, so apologies for that! Glad you enjoyed your steak!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ordered one beef and one chicken Sunday roast. Nice Yorkshire puddings, really fresh, and plenty of gravy!

Thank Yiqian Z
Charlotte P, Manager at The Golden Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks very much for you kind words, glad you enjoyed your roasts!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Use trip advisor on a regular basis to try to assure I stop or eat at good places. Never let me down until now. Went for Sunday lunch food was below par. Salad served on same plate as Mediterranean chicken so soggy due to sauce....More

Thank rooneyman
Charlotte P, Manager at The Golden Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. The lamb we use for our roast meat is a boneless rolled leg of lamb, so yes it is off the bone but it is normally very tender and tasty. We have never had an issue...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great selection of food for carnivores, vegans and people with celiacs disease. As a vegan myself I was delighted with the wide selection of vegan dishes and the quality of the food. I would recommend this pub to anyone no matter what their diet.

Thank Ben O
Charlotte P, Manager at The Golden Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ben, Thanks very much! We do our best to cater for all different dietary requirements so I am very glad that you appreciate the selection and enjoyed your meals!

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Rang to book lunch for 7 on Sunday morning about 10.30 - told earliest they could do was 1.30. This is a nice old pub, with beer garden/yard very close to the Cathedral. Served promptly just before 1.30 in the upstairs dining room (actually the...More

Thank Paul T
Charlotte P, Manager at The Golden Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thanks very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your roasts and desserts! I'm sure it wasn't a mistake and the server just liked you ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Golden Cross 8 Hay Lane, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7655 1855
  • E-mail
The newly refurbished Golden Cross is the oldest pub in Coventry, built c.1583 and a pub from c.1661. It features the traditional Tudor jettied upper floors, with exposed beams in the interior. There will be real ale served, from both near and far and live music at least twice a week. Traditional pub food will be served, all made in house. We also offer a huge range of gluten free meals, with almost all of the menu being naturally gluten free or having a gluten free alternative.
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