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The Cross Guns

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon, England
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank chrisb1950
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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 

1 Thank DiggoryLondon
Birmingham UK
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

1 Thank MickSolihullUK

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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
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: 01225862335

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