We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Cross Swords Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
The Cross Swords Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 81: English reviews
midlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic pub. The couple that run it were very welcoming when we called in for an afternoon drink on our walk from Stoke Rochford. We went back for later for an evening meal. The atmosphere was lovely, a few regulars, but you did not feel like an outsider at all, in fact the opposite. A very comfortable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kat34
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cross Swords Inn is Set in the lovely Village of Skillington about 7 miles outside Grantham, Excellent Food, great service, room was very comfortable, happy and friendly staff, nothing to dislike.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Helen_13348
Manchester UK
Reviewed November 23, 2016

I was looking for something to cheer me up after booking into a nearby hotel that wasn't what the brochure suggested and I found this wonderful place which certainly did the trick. The pub is a beautiful original stone building with the inside decor complementing the exterior; at the time of my visit there was a lovely log fire roaring...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DeanMori
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this great review! The game steamed puddings have really gone down very well indeed, and we are really pleased you took the time for this lovely review. We do hope to see you again, if and when you're passing. Kind regards From Linda and Harold

Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We stayed at the Cross Swords on Saturday night to attend a family Birthday get together,. The rooms were lovely the pub was a good traditional village centre Piece. Such a Warm and Welcome from the Landlord/Lady that we felt as if we had been there several times before. 17 of us Sat down to eat the food which all...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steven H
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! What a brilliant party! I have had some really nice comments from all your party members. I hope all your family's trip home was uneventful and safe? Linda and I hope. That you will visit us again. Kind regards Lind and Harold

Corringham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at the Cross Swords Inn a few weeks ago. We arrived a little later than planned due to traffic, and the restaurant was about to close. But to our suprise the owner offered to knock us something up and served us some fantastic home made soup and sandwiches (see photo)....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Craig M
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

What a really lovely review! Thank you, I will always make sure our staying guests are refreshed even if they late or early! I do consider this an important service. We were both really pleased that enjoyed your stay with us, and your dining experience. Atmosphere is really key to the enjoyment, making people feel welcome. I do hope you...

Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely owners, very accommodating with food requirements, great knowledge of alcohol accompaniments! Had the duck and steak pie, both very good and reasonably priced. Tried the 'batch gin' - great and had 'fever tree tonic' 👏🏻👏🏻 Lovely evening - thanks!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nettylou44
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the review, wonderfull, Linda has put in a great deal of effort, to give all our guests an evening experience, from our bar.Gin being of particular interest, and the correct accompaniment . I am really pleased you also enjoyed our cuisine, all home produced on our premises. Linda and I do hope you will visit again. Kind...

Reviewed September 13, 2016

The pictures online just do not convey how lovely this little pub and rooms is. We booked last minute as literally everything else in the area was booked up. We therefore naturally thought that for the price and late availability that we shouldn't expect much. How wrong we were! The little rooms are clean, comfortable and have all the lovely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rainycake21
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Wow!!! Fantastic review, thank you very much for these wonderful comments. We do have our moments, where we are really booked up, we have a very wide and diverse customer base which we have built up over the 25 years of running the Cross Swords Inn, so sometimes we are a little quiet and sometimes it's crazy. Linda and I...

London
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a small country pub in Skillington, Lincolnshire. It is very quiet. The rooms are separate from the pub and are very clean and comfortable. There is free wifi in the rooms as well as the pub. There is parking immediately outside the room. I slept like a log, as it was so quiet and comfortable. The shower was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank CyndyLondon
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Linda and I were so pleased you felt relaxed here and you enjoyed our food. We try to make all our clients feel at home. We have a slogan "There is no such thing as strangers, only friends we have not yet met" Best & kind regards Harold & Linda

Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We arranged to check in early as we thought we would be late arriving back from the event we were attending. We arrived at midday to find our room already for us. It was spotlessly clean with a huge, very comfortable bed, and lovely bathroom and parking right outside. Linda was the perfect host when showing us around. Having arrived...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Caron R
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi Caron, Both Linda and I noticed that you were quite involved with the locals, which does give a great atmosphere. I was very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, maybe next time, you may be able to try Dinner. It would be smashing if you could do a repeat visit in the future. Kind regards Harold & Linda

Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Harold and Linda are exceptionally good hosts at this traditional English pub/restaurant. We have eaten there on many occasions whenever we visit the area. Harold has always managed to come up with a lovely meal for my friend who is gluten and dairy intolerant and has gone out of his way to discuss her requirements with her. Food is always...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank alanvickerman2
xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this review

Hi Alan, It is my pleasure to be able to cook for your friend, it gives me a bit of a challenge to try something new! As you know It is always best to inform us when you are booking, of any allergies or intolerances, it does make things so much easier and we are able then to give a...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

6 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Grantham
1.9 mi away
Stoke Rochford Hall
Stoke Rochford Hall
#1 of 1 in Stoke Rochford
1,084 reviews
6.4 mi away
BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel
8.8 mi away
Belton Woods Hotel
Belton Woods Hotel
#1 of 1 in Belton
1,497 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.4 mi away
Urban Hotel Grantham
Urban Hotel Grantham
#3 of 9 in Grantham
779 reviews
5.2 mi away
Premier Inn Grantham Hotel
10.7 mi away
Ramada Resort Grantham
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family run country inn and restaurant, est 1991, and we have recently developed our business to include 3 cottage style, twin bedded rooms, at the top of our rear courtyard, all are en-suite. Our menus include home-made, traditional & not-so traditional cuisine. We pride ourselves on giving our customers a warm welcome, and an enjoyable visit with us. We have achieved a AA 3 Star Inn status and a prestigious AA Dinner Award for our cuisine. We have in 2014 won the country Inn of the year award from Camra. Please note we do not accept babies & children under 10 yrs of age. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cross Swords Inn

Address: The Square, Grantham NG33 5HB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Grantham
Price Range: $79 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cross Swords Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Book Direct Rooms so you can book your The Cross Swords Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Cross Swords Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“All good from what we could see. Quiet village so noise is probably not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles ChaconsChile, Aug 15, 2016 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are as good as each other.”
 of 5 bubbles RC1938, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
“There are only 3 rooms. We were in the end one which is suitable for disability use.”
 of 5 bubbles greypet, May 31, 2016 | Read review
“If travelling from the North down the A1 take the 3rd signposted exit, it avoids crossing the A1.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisbJ3241UU, May 7, 2016 | Read review
“Only three rooms. Choice not required.”
 of 5 bubbles MidlandsPat42, Nov 21, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay