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The Cross Guns

Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“steam brewery” (14 reviews)
“sister pub” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
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1 - 10 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful stop along the canal/river. Didn't sample the food but the staff were lovely and the food we saw looked really nice.

Thank Jilllian
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well. What an absolute jewel in the crown.. this pub was refurbished in Feb. 2017. As well the fantastic location .. kennet & Avon canal floating over the top of the river avon... adjacent / right next to the avoncliff railway station & the roads...More

Thank Maxine T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was always a fantastic location, but the food and service were not great and the garden furniture was falling to bits. The new owners have done a fantastic job with the renovation, keeping all the charm and character but making it cozier and more...More

Thank jonberridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cross Guns sits right on the river. The view is excellent with great outdoor seating and good food. Best fish and chips I've had in a long time.

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We don't live far away so took the dog for a walk down the canal to the cross guns. Haven't been here since they refurbished it but what a difference! We sat in the garden which was 10 times better than the last time we...More

1  Thank PhilBrown1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice within 4 days. Amazing food, great location, great atmosphere and fantastic staff! What more do you need? Visit this pub

1  Thank G102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having walked along the canal from Bath we stopped for a much needed pint and lunch. The beer was excellent and service very friendly but the food was pretty abysmal.A tuna mayonnaise baguette consisted of a few flakes of tuna in a very thin mayonnaise...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is Amazing my first time at this pub and I enjoyed my food as I had the pulled pork burger and the staff are very nice

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has recently (2017) invested a lot of money in it's out door seating area. There was a lot of tree working clearing the area around the aqueduct and installing decking and picnic tables. We went for a drink by the river on a...More

Thank hickmagp
Reviewed 19 August 2017

During our visit the menu was a bit limited as they had had a small fire - however, they still served nice food and the tables by the river are very pleasant on a nice day. The garden does seem to have been a bit...More

Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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