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The Cross Guns

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British, Pub
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Avoncliff | Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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Bath, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had our first date here on 23.08.1993 so delighted to revisit and find it has been wonderfully refurbished with new management. The Manager, Ian, is so welcoming and the pub itself is very inviting and very relaxed. We've been twice so far recently, dinner with the family and Sunday lunch. Both delicious and washed down with a great choice of... More 

Thank FKBradshaw
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cross Guns is a delightful 16th Century country pub situated in the tiny north Wiltshire hamlet of Avoncliff, a collection of cottages and former textile mills built from mellow Jurassic limestone, which nestles in an idyllic location on the steeply-sloping bank of the River Avon halfway between Bath and Trowbridge. Although it's notoriously difficult to access the "Cross Guns"... More 

Thank Prickles1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the launch of the new Cross Guns this week -under NEW management. Not only is the interior so beautifully done, but the outside re-vamp will make eating here a pleasure in the summer evenings. New and experienced management team and staff, and a very warm welcome from Jack the new owner. Can't wait to eat here and have properly... More 

1 Thank Jax19
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 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 

2 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 4 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 

1 Thank Don1979585
United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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29 reviews
24 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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285 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 18 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

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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$25
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avoncliff | Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 862335
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?