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The Cross Guns

Avoncliff, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2HB, England
+44 1225 862335
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible19%
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“the river” (99 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 days ago via mobile

Located by Avoncliff aqueduct this pub provides a full snack and meal menu with a good selection of gins. Pleasant outside seating with prompt service. Choices are flexible and portions plentiful. Can get crowded at peak times.

Thank Finch F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The pub is lovely but just about all tables were booked when we went in so we said we'd not be long and sat down at one reserved for a couple of hours later. Fortunately one of our party then found an unreserved table and...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had another great visit today and 6 of us had a lovely family lunch. The roast beef special was astonishing. The veggie option of nut roast was good too. Fish and chips are a cut above the usual pub offering. Great beer choice too....More

Thank Simonsimon62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot to stop for a pint on your country walk. Great outside space and a friendly welcome. There is an outside tuck shop for kids of all ages. The gin selection is extensive if that is your thing.

Thank andrewkuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a warm and welcoming pub , serving great food with wonderful views. The service was exceptional from Ian ( the happy bearded one 😊!). Made my family laugh out loud , always great advice and service, well done and thank you sir! Mr...More

1  Thank Abdulla A
Reviewed 17 March 2018

A pub steeped in the memories of my youth, robust bike rides, dodgy first cars even a boat trip to this most idillyic of pubs, so returning after some twenty years was twinged with apprehension and the fact I couldn’t remember the way in !!!!...More

1  Thank Will E
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had a good warming lunch here, after a walk along the Kennet and Avon canal. The day was cold and the soup was very welcome and an interesting flavour.

Thank miksmifgk
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I used to enjoy the earthiness of this pub before it was refurbished, halved its portions and doubled its prices. I am happy to pay high prices when the food is amazing, but the food here is only really pub standard, portion sizes of fish...More

Thank lydiacurls
Reviewed 5 January 2018 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 4 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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