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Cross Guns (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Box Steam - Tunnel VisionExcellent2
Box Steam - Chuffin' AleExcellent1
Box Steam - Golden BoltExcellent1
Box Steam - Piston BrokeGood2
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Natural GoldGood1
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Best BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

17 Apr 2021 (Jack William)
Definitely open! First Saturday after lockdown #3 restrictions were eased. Arrived by narrowboat late afternoon- all outside tables occupied and a queue of about 10 people. We walked to The Inn at Freshford - and then had a swift pint later here.
Box Steam - Tunnel Vision4.20Good
Box Steam - Golden Bolt3.80Not Tried
03 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Late lunchtime - busy but swift friendly service. Have been here by boat and bike before - first time by car (which was challenging down a single track, dead end road) - still need to come by train as there is an adjacent halt. This pub is one of my top 5 and didn’t disappoint. Very good l lunch, good beers and we watched kingfishers fly back and forth along the river under the canal aqueduct.
Box Steam - Golden Bolt3.80ExcellentStrong grapefruit flavour, top condition.
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Good
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Natural Gold4.20Good
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Best Bitter3.90Not Tried
20 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
One of my favourite pubs - especially for the location. Since my last visit it has been renovated and lost some of its eclectic charm - but it is still superb. About 40 outside tables stretching down to the river. I had a very good mushroom burger and chips for a tenner.
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Good
Box Steam - Tunnel Vision4.20Not Tried
16 Jun 2013 (Jack William)
Sunday lunch on way back from Bath on narrowboat. Booked ahead sensibly. Very busy and friendly in a nonchalant way. This was my fourth visit - love it. Just noted the two beers I remembered - at least another two Box Steam available.
Box Steam - Tunnel Vision4.20Excellent
Box Steam - Chuffin' Ale4.00Excellent

About the Cross Guns

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Avoncliff, Wiltshire, BA15 2HB.

Canal and riverside pub close to the railway station. The Somerset and Avon Canal crosses the Avon just to the west of the pub. The garden runs down from the pub to the canal below with over 50 picnic tables. Local Box Steam beers available. Meals available. Can get very busy.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BA15 2HB