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The Cross Guns

Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
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“the river” (98 reviews)
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are locals and have visited a number of times recently and this is a great place. Ignore an reviews prior to the change of ownership and refurb 18 months ago because it has completely changed - very much for the better. The new owners...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would recommend as a place to stop off when walking the canal. Looks like it might be busy in summer.

Thank Becsbri
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here on our recent narrowboat holiday. Dogs are welcome. Went in on a Wednesday evening wanting something to eat. They had a very limited winter menu on offer...soup, stew or curry. Chose the curry and it was delicious. The sticky toffee pudding...More

Thank Sallie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking along the tow path from Bradford on Avon we were ready for our lunch. We had booked a table for four but the table allocated couldn't accommodate a pram so we had drinks outside admiring the beautiful views. The staff were helpful and...More

Thank peggy854
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very warm welcome from Ian and Sam, and all the staff were friendly and helpful. A lovely old pub in a beautiful setting, with lots of history. Very tasty vegetarian food, loved the buttered vegetables. The citrus tart was delicious. I really liked the...More

1  Thank crazyhedgewitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unlucky to have a breakdown on our narrowboat fairly close to this pub. I couldn't have asked for a better place to be marooned. We called in on day one, met some very charming locals and enjoyed a beer overlooking a very impressive...More

1  Thank HolidayMart
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the new ownership, the work they've done is amazing! The atmosphere is great and also the surroundings. The food was nice but in my opinion it was just nice, nothing special and I think the pork scratchings portion was meagre, and way overpriced.(...More

Thank Mintouchian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning location, brillent place for summer evening meal/drink. Burger and drink for £10, Great value Lovely walk from Freshford. If you are staying in Freshford or around go, its even nicer than the Inn at Freshford and thats pretty nice

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting this pub for over 30yrs...from courting to celebrating 29 years of marriage today. This was the worst meal we've been served in all this time. I appreciate the weather was fantastic and that must double or triple the customers but surely an...More

Thank Paulene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ian and Sam were fantastic hosts. The food was excellent and the settling was amazing. Thank you both for making us feel so welcome. We can't wait to visit again.

1  Thank Wendy L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, 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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