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The Cross Guns

Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible19%
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“the river” (99 reviews)
“steam brewery” (14 reviews)
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live within walking distance of the Cross Guns and haven’t been for many years as it was pretty dire. However, new owners, complete refurbishment, clean, good toilets, friendly service has transformed the establishment into a go to place. Menu is varied, might be considered...More

Thank JohnB042
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since its recent makeover, this pub has become a very pleasant place to spend time at, both indoors (with beautiful river views) or inside, which is now much more cosy. The staff are friendly. The menu is reasonable (although a little limited if you just...More

Thank 684Linda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location on a frosty winters day, last time we visited this place was quirky and this has not been lost in the new refit with the outside now opened up into a great eating location and access to the river and viaduct view.

Thank steve p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beers and good food. It was our first visit but we loved it, and so we'll back with certainty.

Thank GwynRoberts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit here, beautiful location but in my opinion the food didn't quite match it. A fairly small menu, a couple of pretentious sounding dishes and I can't help thinking that it is a little overpriced. I tried the full rack of ribs, certainly a...More

Thank teejaybeeBristolUK
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We've been regular visitors over many years as the pub is in a great location either by boat or on a towpath walk. It used to be an old fashioned pub which had charm and quirkyness (I once got in the way of a waitress...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 22 November 2017

As so many people say, this place is in the most beautiful location, so they will probably never be short of customers. It's also very nice inside, but as weary canal boaters it felt a little as if we should have dressed up, the atmosphere...More

Thank satnavgirl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We arrived by boat in the summer, the location is faultless, right on the aqueduct, overlooking the valley, lovely old pub, full of character, the staff are friendly, the menu is just what you want in a pub, and the food is good. you can...More

1  Thank Rolie L
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We had two great evenings here, the Winter Food was excellent. After our first visit the friendly staff advised us of a forthcoming beer festival. On our return, we stopped off again and were not disappointed. The choice of beer was excellent, sadly we could...More

2  Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We are locals and have visited a number of times recently and this is a great place. Ignore an reviews prior to the change of ownership and refurb 18 months ago because it has completely changed - very much for the better. The new owners...More

2  Thank Richard G
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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