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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 good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 23:00 Hours
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 1 week ago

I ate here in November 2018. To be honest I found the staff a little off hand. The food was tasty enough but not home cooked.More

Thank ThreadBear2
CharlotteP1061, Owner at The Golden Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, I apologise for your experience and that the staff were a little off hand. We pride ourselves on the fact that all our food is home cooked, other than bread which we get from a specialist bakery. Unfortunately as I have no information on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited on the first Friday of the month with a group of mixed aged friends. There was available seating for everyone & we were able to have a civilised conversation with reasonably priced (& very varied!) drinks downstairs. We’d arrived from another venue in...More

Thank GraceD50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for Mum’s birthday as it caters for coeliacs. Great food from the entirely gluten free menu, particularly recommend the boeuf bourguignon. Great service and friendly staff, great beer as well. Will definitely return.

Thank georgetig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at the Golden Cross on a Saturday evening - we ordered a starter to share (calamari), 2 mains (burger and veg curry) and a bottle of wine - all for around £40 which was excellent value. The service was good and the food...More

Thank Rachel61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will keep this short and sweet. Have eaten here several times. The food and service is exceptional. I would go add far as saying that it's one of the best places to eat in Coventry.

Thank mazaaron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good and we didn’t have any problems with our orders. The servers were also very attentive.

1  Thank eddiebuchan476
Reviewed 15 October 2018

When dear old Adolf decided one night in 1940 to pay a visit to Coventry thank God he was too stupid to find the Golden Cross so after all else was blown to splinters at least we still had this fantastic place with a lot...More

Thank geoff r
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Had a family lunch, whilst popping to see our Uni-Son. The staff are extremely welcoming and polite doing what they can to help. We had 3x Burgers and 1x Roast Dinner and all dishes were polished off. Onion burger buns are a real unusual treat...More

Thank ElCapitanRich658
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A really lovely old pub in the heart of Coventry next to the Cathedral. We went for a late lunch on a Saturday and the downstairs was busy but they had lots of extra seating upstairs. The menu has an outstanding choice of gluten free...More

Thank Castaway101
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Came here with family as I'm a first year student and they were visiting for the first time. We all had a variety of burgers and fish meals and they were some of the best meals we've had in a while. Great flavours and quick...More

Thank Zach D
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Questions & Answers
2 November 2018|
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Response from CharlotteP1061 | Property representative |
Hi Anna, Unfortunately we do not allow dogs inside. We do, however, have a courtyard where dogs are allowed. It does have a cover but no heaters.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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