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The Cross Swords Inn

The Square, Skillington, Grantham NG33 5HB, England
The Cross Swords Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Really looking forward to taking dad for meal here booked table for 7pm on sat nite as pre fathers day treat, food took an hour to come, asked 2/3 times how much longer it would be & getting told not much longer!!! one table came in after us & get food before us too. landlady said it was because there... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

We are saddened by your experience at our establishment, that you feel strongly enough to write this review. We do strive for excellence, as you quite rightly stated in your review we do have a lot of very good reviews,and occasionally, particularly under very busy times, the service can get slower than usual, for which we do apologise. I did... More 

london
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What an amazing pub/restaurant. The chef and landlady are so warm and welcoming and the food is simply amazing. Our friend had the gammon which he said was the best he had ever had and for me every mouthful was simply delicious. Great value and we felt like locals the reception was so good. Only regret was we hadn't booked... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, and we are really pleased that you enjoyed our cuisine and hospitality. The Gammon is a very popular dish, and your party were defiantly out to enjoy yourselves. Once again thank you for the lovely review, Linda & I hope to see you again. Kind regards Harold &linda More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wonderfully friendly couple make sure you will eat and drink well! I chose a cut of steak & was shown the meat before it was cooked so that I was happy with my choice. It was then cooked to perfection. Thank you for such a great evening. I wish I lived a lot closer so I could go back!

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the great review , and the comments on your steak! I alway's think if I can show our customers the steak before it's cooked, they can get a better idea of what we are trying to do here. Quality, and service is paramount! and we do like to show this, sometimes when we are very busy it... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We turned up unannounced at the Cross Swords, quite early in the evening and were made very welcome by Francis and Linda. Their menu was varied and interesting. We both ordered the Beef Stroganoff and I can say it was the best we have ever had. For dessert we both, again, had the Tiramasu and would certainly have it again.... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Linda & I thank you very much for the kind review, Our Fillet Steak Beef Stroganoff is quite a favourite with a lot of our clientele, and we are so pleased you enjoyed it. It would be great to see you both again in the near future, to stay or just to eat! Kind regards Harold & Linda More 

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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to stay and all the great comments in the guest book confirm that this was not a one off event. The room was spotlessly clean and had everything for a comfortable stay. However the nicest thing was the very genuine warm welcome that we had from the owner and her husband, lots of places claim... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Great review! thank you very much for this. Linda & I were very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and I was very please that you enjoyed our cuisine. We do hope you will give us a return visit in the not too distant future. Kind regards Harold & Linda More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were made to feel very welcome by the owners, the room was spotless and the food, both evening and at breakfast time, was exceptional. Don't be put off by the fact it's a pub, it's more restaurant with a public bar, and all the better for it in my opinion. There is no late night noise, no rush of... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi Guy & Louise, sorry for not responding to your kind review until now. It seems that we are not receiving some of the review postings. Anyway, Linda & I were pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our cuisine, We look forward to seeing you again if you are in the area. Kind regards Harold & Linda More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stumbled across the pub and went in for lunch. Have not had ingredients as fresh as this in a long time. Everything that came to our table, was home made and prepared and cooked straight from the kitchen. The hosts were welcoming, warm and attentive without been overwhelming. Food can't fault it, service can't fault it - if you go... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi Neil sorry this response has been a bit late I have only just seen your review. It was certainly our pleasure to serve you, and thank you for your glowing review. Linda & I hope to see you again, on your return visit. Kind regards Harold & Linda More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

A group of 6 of us came to eat at the Cross Swords on the final night of our business trip. We wish we had discovered it on our first night rather than our last. The landlord and landlady were friendly and welcoming and could not do enough for us as customers. The food, wine and Ale (so I'm told)... More 

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, it was a great pleasure to be able to accommodate your group, Linda I were very pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves and our hospitality. Thanks once again for your great review Harold & Linda More 

Langford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stayed here again recently. Harold and Linda the hosts are great and the food is superb. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and we will be heading back in the near future. If you give it a try we are sure you will not be disappointed.

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Trevor & Julie, for your very good review , it has been and always been a pleasure to accommodate you both. Linda and I look forward to your return visit, repeat custom is the best review you can get! Kind and sincere regards Harold & Linda More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there last year and the place was absolutely faultless. Super delicious food - so much so that we went here two nights in a row!! It was that good!!! My boyfriend d it s the best stake he has ever had. Definitely going to visit again.

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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mary, sorry to be sooooooooo late in responding to your review, I have had a bit of trouble receiving some reviews. I am really glad you both enjoyed your meal, I do know our steaks are a bit more expensive than most others in the area, but I only insist on the absolute best, for consistency, tenderness and flavour.... More 

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