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The Cross Guns

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Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, England
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to this pub today 28th January to find the pub was closed for refurbishment - no mention of this on the website and even locals in Bradford advised trying it out. We caught the train back and met up with other disappointed customers hoping to visit The Cross Guns who told us there was a sign in town... More 

1 Thank SmudgerSJA
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had a lunchtime snack at the Cross Guns pub on New Year's Eve and were very disappointed with the standard of food. The mulled wine tasted like cheap warm wine with no added spices, the mushroom soup was revolting and inedible, the Brie and cranberry paninis were like eating jam with minimal Brie. We complained about the soup and... More 

2 Thank chrisb1950
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Use to come here many years ago, and read some slightly worrying reviews on here about it, but was pleasantly surprised, the burger was outstanding, the place was buzzing by 12.15pm glad we arrived as early as we did, would definitely go back, only down side was the toilets outside and they were very cold, I'm sure they were inside... More 

Thank Don1979585
United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice pub right by the canal in Avoncliff. Walked here and were rewarded with a mulled cider and warm mince pie for only £3! Very nice interior, outside space also available.

Thank IB02
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Spoiled by disgusting outdoor loos,but hot chocolate was great! Menu looked okay but after checking loos you wonder what the kitchen might be like!

1 Thank sekliw147
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284 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a party of nine for a nice sunday lunch and when we showed up the place was packed. But they managed to somehow get us all in at a couple of tables. It was cold and rainy outside but the atmosphere inside was cozy and warm. The sunday roast was delicious and the pints of ale tasty. This... More 

Thank ricka..
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Poor quality food and £4.80 for a pint can see why out of the summer months the place like tonight is dead. Travel a little further to Bradford-on -Avon.

1 Thank 70sean
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

What a pity that this characterful pub is so lax in its attitude towards cleanliness. The tables in the restaurant are not properly cleaned: I saw the waitresses flicking them clear with their hands. The toilets are a disgrace. It's about time they had a least some soapy water treatment and a lick of paint although really they need refitting.... More 

1 Thank prisbishop67
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

i visited here back in the summer and i know its not the pubs fault but to witness customers relieving themselves in the river at the bottom of the garden is very off putting and not nice to see! apart from that lovely pub, great views, nice place to have a drink between walks

1 Thank runhunt
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped here for a drink. The pub has a lot of charm and character inside the bar. The ceiling is covered in whisky water jugs which make quite an impressive display. The beer garden is at the from of the pub with quite steep steps leading down to the river. There are several levels with seating. However the seating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon
  • Phone Number: +(44)1225862335
Nestled on the canal towpath by Avoncliff station between Bath and Bradford on Avon, this 16th Century Inn has idyllic riverside pub gardens where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal whilst enjoying panoramic views of the canal crossing the river. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks - escape the city, life tastes better here.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?