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“A must place to visit if you like good food.”

The Cross House Inn
Ranked #15 of 60 Restaurants in Formby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This pub is in an old attractive Victorian house set at a cross roads in the expansive village of Formby. It sits on the site of a local market where in 1799, a local man sold his wife for 15/- and a bowl of punch! The pub is divided into four rooms with comfy sofas and chairs and attractive fireplaces and pictures of old Formby can be found on the walls. An Old English Inn in the heart of Formby village. We served traditional English fare along with our daily changing chef's specials. Try one of our 10 cask ales, there are some Greene King favourites along with local guest ales from a variety of breweries. There's an extensive gin collection on our bar, the staff will be happy to recommend which is perfect for you! Throughout the summer months come and relax in our 2 beer gardens whether you want to dine al fresco or enjoy and refreshing drink in the sunshine. Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday 10am till 12pm, choose from a traditional English breakfast or there's lite bites if your just a little peckish. We have regular events throughout the year in aid of our local charities; our main event being CrossFest, an annual outdoor beer and music festival held during August Bank Holiday Weekend. There are live bands on an outdoor stage, real ale tent, gin bar, festival stalls, BBQ and much much more. The pub was refurbished at the end of Summer 2013 with an extended dining area and new garden to the rear to complement the open area at the front of the pub. Small private functions can be held in an area of the restaurant which can be sectioned off. We are only a short walk from The National Trust Coastline in Formby, with a glorious beach and dramatic sand dunes surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods. There's plenty of wildlife to see and wonderful walks to discover and if you've taken the dog then bring them back to the pub where they along with you can enjoy a drink in a beautiful beer garden. You can find us just off the Formby By-Pass(A5654) between Liverpool and Southport, just follow the signs.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted really well, no waiting taken straight to our table. Order taken for drinks, bottle of white wine, chilled and in a container to keep it chilled. Good banter with Janet, made us laugh and quality of service was spot on.
Good food cooked fresh and reasonable prices. Greene King so plenty of beers to select and excellent prices.
Spacious car park and lovely atmosphere in pub.

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Jill D, General Manager at The Cross House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks David for your feedback I will pass on to both our chefs and front of house team. If you enjoy great beers be sure to visit August bank hols w/end for our annual music & beer festival.w We look forward to welcoming you back soon, thanks Jill

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely staff ,the service was spot on .
i ordered sirloin steak medium rare,my partner ordered rump medium,her steak was tender mine was tough and cooked well done,i told the waitress she was very apologetic and took the steak away,the next steak i received when i cut it open was blue,not a good experience.

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Jill D, Manager at The Cross House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Robert thank you for your feedback, we are proud that our service is spot on and I apologise that your rump was not cooked to your liking it should have been perfect first time round as was your partners. Once the new steak was returned to you, a member of our team should have checked back that the steak was cooked to your liking, I apologise if this did not happen. Your feedback will be used in our tem training to ensure there is no repeat of your experience. I do hope that you will return to visit in the future and enjoy that perfect steak with us. thanks
Jill

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub food and a cosy place with a lovely atmosphere. Child friendly and a great place for a night out.

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Jill D, General Manager at The Cross House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We think we have a great pub too, thanks for your feedback, next time be sure to enjoy our family friendly gardens too, front and back for you all to enjoy. Look forward to welcoming you all back, thanks Jill

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Went here for family drinks and the staff and atmosphere were very good. 3 of us decided to have a bite to eat and 2 of the 3 meals were fine but I ordered the Wagyu beef burger. Wagyu is usually succulent and tender but my burger was shrivelled up, chewy and not very good at all. I don't like complaining but I also don't like poor food so I chose not to eat it.
To be fair, the Cross House is a local pub that serves food - it is not a gastropub but I still expect a burger to be better than this one was.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Called in for lunch yesterday ,was served by a lovley waitress Janet .the service was really good as was the atmosphere ,and the food was excellent .will definatley return

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Jill D, General Manager at The Cross House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are all glad you enjoyed your last visit with us, I will pass your comments on to Jan. See you soon, thanks Jill

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