The location is amazing - right on the Avon canal where it goes over the aquaduct but not easy to find. We drove, according to the instructions, on and on down a country road with hardly any room for two cars to pass, until we came down a steep lane to see the canal and The Cross Guns at the bottom. The pub ceiling is decorated at one end with china potties and at the other with beer mugs! Our room was accessed from a separate entrance and was delightful if you don't mind very uneven wooden floors, and a "four poster" bed with a canopy of rather dusty netting. The bed was so high, my husband had to help me get onto it! The TV was so tiny you would need binoculars to see it but we weren't there for that. Unfortunately, the hot water boiler was on the blink - ie. there was none, but never mind, the eccentricity of the place and the very good dinner and very nice service made up for all of that. We were the only people staying that night and breakfast was only available from 10am but we had a lovely walk along the canal before that, chatting to a fisherman and various people just getting up on their boats. We were rather confused at breakfast as after the cereal, we were given a large amount of toast and then nothing happened..... I presumed that was it and we were about to leave when we were asked whether we were ready for our cooked breakfast! My husband didn't want any more, but I felt bad so asked for mine. A plate with fried eggs, two large pieces of bacon, baked beans, mushrooms and black pudding appeared! I did my best to eat as much as I could and it was delicious! I thoroughly recommend a visit here even if you don't stay the night. There is a large garden in the front leading to the Avon river with lots of tables and benches - it must get packed when the weather is good.
- Also Known As:
- The Cross Guns Bradford-On-Avon, England