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The Cross Guns

Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“the river” (101 reviews)
“steam brewery” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped our barge overnight at this aquaduct and were not disappointed. Beautiful sunny evening, good choice of gin and lovely food. Children's menu was not great - cheap, horrible fish for the fish and chips but gorgeous crab kebabs and soup option. It wasn't...More

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good walk along the canal from Bradford is rewarded by arrival at this stunning venue. Clearly very popular and due in no small part to the management and staff who are at the top of their game. Lovely pies made on the premises and...More

1  Thank canoesrus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my better half went for brunch and had a walk through the fields from our house down to the pub, we could have not been happier with the staff whom are all brilliant and the food Quality and position sizes are spot on...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Absolutely idyllic setting next to the river & by the viaduct. Great choice of drinks on offer. The pork crackling snack was epic! Go, you’ll not be disappointed!

1  Thank Claire W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited the Cross Guns many times in recent years. Have always enjoyed a good pint there and on a sunny day it’s a great spot to relax. Refurb looks good too.

1  Thank Wiltscouple2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were made welcome by the staff, very friendly and pleasant. We enjoyed the cider and a lovely South African curry ( Bunny Chow ) which if some people read the menu before ordering, would realise it is a traditional authentic South African dish and...More

1  Thank jillshearn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is in a fabulous location and the renovation is great but sadly on a lovely warm Sunday day-when it wasn’t completely full-there were queues out of the door and down the side of the pub to place an order and then food was...More

Thank TaniaCC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here twice on our narrow boat holiday. We had such a good time on first visit we went again on our return journey. The location is amazing. It is really close to the aqueduct and the views are far reaching There is terracing...More

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not many pubs can boast such a beautiful location sitting right under avoncliff aquaduct. Huge garden with its own cafe and coffee area. Beer service from a window into the garden. Despite previous reviewers comments i found Ian (the viking) to be fun friendly and...More

1  Thank steviejgalfie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to take my friends to this amazing pub. The staff are helpful and the manager amazing with a great sense of humour. He always gives me a hard time but I love it as he is the same with all his regular customers....More

1  Thank welshchristine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 862335
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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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