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The Cross Guns

Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible17%
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British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and on this occasion found to be overpriced and not good service except for the waitress “Meg” ,,!!! ,, had a meal and decided on a desert of Artic roll and ice cream which was a bit dear at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank greagan2018
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We went twice to this pub for dinner whilst moored up nearby on the canal in a narrowboat. The first time, on a Monday evening, we discovered that the kitchen was closed for some mysterious reason (staff shortage?). We were a family of three generations....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank adamski47
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Three pals caught the train to Bradford on Avon and then walked along the canal to the X Guns. We had a warm welcome and on a cold damp day the burning log fire was very welcome. We enjoyed several pints of Mansfield Bitter and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank paul_doubler
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Walk along the canal from Bradford on Avon towards Bath and after a mile or so you will arrive in Avoncliff where you will find this pub near the viaduct over the River Avon. Huge garden overlooks the Weir in front of the pub where...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank juliecdawkins
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This pub has been a stable visit for us for over 20 years. It is a landmark visitor attraction. In the last few years it has undergone a refresh. The inside is more rustic and the outside accommodates miles of decking. There is so much...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lynden M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Second visit here and much improved. inside decor and decent pub grub menu. Excellent beers - well kept local draughts. Chilli hot dog with pulled pork was excellent. great stop on canal walk!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank UNool
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great stop off pub whilst walking on the canal path from Bradford-on-Avon. Very pretty spot to stop. They do breakfast lunch and dinners here as well as a good pint of beer. Lovely terraced garden to watch the river from. Didn’t like the smell coming...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen O
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A short notice trip to Bath resulted in a very pleasant lunch at the cross guns. In a lovely setting the ten at the CG are welcoming and attentive. The food, in this case a Sunday Roast, was of high quality and accompanied by a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank darcyp66
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We cycled from Trowbridge to Bath and stopped for lunch at the Cross Guns - excellent choice with good ale and lovely Sunday lunch. Great pub right on the canal and next to the weir at Avoncliffe. It got busy but we arrived in good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We used to love this historic canal pub. Having fond memories of it, we canoed there from Bath. The food was disgusting- the stuff of nightmares. We were seated outside. It was a lovely sunny day. As they brought the food out- it started to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank lornadoone123
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Sally F
18 November 2018|
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Response from Gaijinette | Reviewed this property |
This seems like a moot point. Tripadvisor is a forum for reviews. This was my review, and I stand by it. Perhaps if I went again it might be better. Or perhaps worse. Who knows? This review is based on one visit. How many... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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