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The Cross Guns

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, England
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank prisbishop67
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank runhunt
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

Thank DiggoryLondon
Birmingham UK
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drank here a couple of times during a three night stay up the road in Westwood. The pub was decent, all staff were helpful and friendly. The beer was good and well kept. The interior could use a but of a spruce up perhaps, but I have seen a lot worse. people were eating there whilst we were present... More 

Thank MickSolihullUK
Eton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to the Cross Guns for dinner and beers as part of my Stag weekend. The Pub is in a breathtaking location, and serves a great selection of ales. The menu has a nice variety to suit all and is beautifully served. Great food!! Finally, Ken the Landlord, such a fine gentleman! Thank you for having us at your... More 

Thank TomEylek
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit to this pub. We stayed for an evening during a trip on a canal boat and we found Kenneth very funny, helpful and tolerant. Some nice ales and ciders behind the bar. We even noticed how nice the scenery was when we stopped for a beer and a snack on the way back Would definitely... More 

Thank AlbearF
Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A new experience on the canal but thankfully many good restaurants and pubs on the way. Had a particular good evening on a dank night the food was plentiful beer and wine a good choice available and service just right not hurried, will return hopefully by road, but to be recommended

Thank Richard W
Bath, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stopped on a walk along the canal to get a light snack - choice was limited but settled for Ploughman's Lunch- To say it was minimalist would be an understatement.. supermarket cheddar, a slice of unappetizing bread (no butter ) and a sprinkling of leaves from a salad pack- No table service outside, so had to listen for the... More 

Wiltshire UK
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had been walking and needed a hot drink. One coffee and one tea £5.00 !!! FIVE POUNDS and the coffee cup was only half full. Really poor, not impressed, won't go back there again or recommend

2 Thank Rome_at_Easter
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The menu was designed for the week except Sunday which was not mentioned during the week when booking the table. After ordering the food on the menu I asked for 10 ounce stake When it arrived on the plate I as a qualified butcher found that the 10 once stake to start of with was not 10 once more like... More 

3 Thank David D

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon
  • Phone Number: 01225862335

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?