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The Buttercross Inn (Burlison Inns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
North Cotswold - ShagweaverGood1
Castle Combe (formerly Braydon) - Bybrook BitterAcceptable1
Box Steam - Piston BrokeAcceptable1
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Titanic - MildNot Tried0
Titanic - Nautical MildNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' PorteredNot Tried0
Three Castles - Try MeNot Tried0
Three Castles - SaxonNot Tried0
Box Steam - Old No. 8Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Buttercross Inn, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Visits Details

16 Oct 2015 (HSB)
11:30 My first visit to Chippenham in over thirty years. This place read well in the GBG and so it proved to be. Very friendly welcome. Impressive range of gravity cider, 22 polypins in total.
North Cotswold - Shagweaver4.50GoodNew Zealand hops
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50AcceptableNot as good as expected, probably overshadowed by the previous pint.
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00Not Tried
Three Castles - Try Me4.50Not Tried
Three Castles - Saxon4.00Not Tried
Box Steam - Old No. 84.10Not Tried
24 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. First stop on my first ever visit to Chippenham. Enthusiastic enough real ale and cider haunt. The landlord rushed outside to break up a fight between two passing non-customers, one of whom had decided one of the pub's wooden folding stools was a good head stover.
Castle Combe (formerly Braydon) - Bybrook Bitter3.50Acceptable1st out for a while I suspect
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Titanic - Mild3.50Not Tried
Titanic - Nautical Mild4.80Not Tried
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried

About The Buttercross Inn

The pub sign. The Buttercross Inn, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HD.

In the Market Place, once a sports shop then The Four Seasons (a Fuller's pub) then sold on and refurbished and re-named to its current dedication in 2014. Three district drinking areas on different levels. A memorable display of some rare and imposing brewery mirrors, framed posters and enamels. 7 handpumps on the bar counter and a back counter shelf of 9 ciders / perries. CAMRA discount if you present Wetherspoon's vouchers.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 11 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SN15 3HD