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The Golden Cross


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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The newly refurbished Golden Cross is the oldest pub in Coventry, built c.1583 and a pub from c.1661. It features the traditional Tudor jettied upper floors, with exposed beams in the interior. There will be real ale served, from both near and far and live music at least twice a week. Traditional pub food will be served, all made in house. We also offer a huge range of gluten free meals, with almost all of the menu being naturally gluten free or having a gluten free alternative.
US$9 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard about this pub from a friend who is also gluten free. The whole menu is suitable for gluten wheat free diet. We booked for a Sunday as there was a carvery offered, although it came plated up. Its a really old pub,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cookieT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a lovely place to eat and drink in the city centre then go to the Golden Cross in Hay Lane. 12 of us have just been for lunch, Wow it is beautiful in taste and presentation. We met and had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 156barbal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like historical taverns with period features then this place, with a view of the Cathedral, can't really be bettered in this part of the country. Great beers on tap too, which is a welcome bonus as so many of these character venues are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SirShaky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a birthday meal we’d all pre-ordered roasts as requested when we booked so you’d think it would be better organised, there were 13 of us & the meals all came out at different times, my son had finished his roast by the time...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 841SueR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest pub in Coventry right next to the cathedrals in the historic part of town. Nice selection of drinks in a cosy atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here mid-week due to the good review on tripadvisor. Whilst I am sure this would be pleasant for a drink, the food was thoroughly underwhelming. The duck was poorly cooked, coming out grey rather than medium rare. Further more the portions for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 728jasperc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked into the Old County Court (see other review) by work, so crossed the lane for dinner. Great food, good beer and cider and added bonus - music night. We will return!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wcb69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good evening for a midweek dinner in this historic pub. A very cosy atmosphere, with a warm welcome from the nice staff. Food has nothing to do with gastronomy, but all the typical "pub dishes" we had were very good and...More

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philippe B
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Not a Pub I visit very often but went in for a drink over Christmas. The decor has certainly improved since the last time I was there, but as it was afternoon, it was a bit soulless and also a bit on the cold side....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andy Adkins A
Reviewed 24 December 2018

This pub is a delight. Lovely atmosphere with ancient wood beams and comfy chairs. A decent beer selection and good food. Well worth a stop whilst strolling around Coventry.

Date of visit: December 2018
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2 November 2018|
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Response from CharlotteP1061 | Property representative |
Hi Anna, Unfortunately we do not allow dogs inside. We do, however, have a courtyard where dogs are allowed. It does have a cover but no heaters.
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