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Cross House Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Three Tuns Lane, Cross Green, Formby L37 4BH, England
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll admit, I'm a complete snob when it comes to food, I can't believe how lowly rated the Cross House is - it's always fantastic & the staff are wonderful. Been in again tonight with my parents & bf & cannot fault anything! The lady who served us is very dry but I absolutely love her - she even went... More 

Thank AmyDubai1985
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited and had a lovely meal. The staff are extremely friendly and the restaurant is sectioned off from the pub. The decor is lovely and the restaurant is very clean. I would recommend.

Thank morgs1999
Southport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A pleasant enough place for a meal, although mid afternoon plenty of people eating. Very inexpensive menu, drinks ditto.

Thank MaryPlymouthUK
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another good place to eat in Formby. Been a few times, good food and drink and the service is also really good. Would recommend.

Thank Sean G
Southport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, had a Sunday drive out with the family. We passed the Cross House Inn and said let's try it for lunch. Turned the car around and went in. The proprietors were very brash and in your face immediately. This is excusable if you appreciate their dry sense of humour. The food was inadequate to say the least, The chicken... More 

1 Thank MacVee11
Jill D, General Manager at Cross House Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mr/Mrs MacVee, thanks for your recent comments, all feedback is useful when training to produce an excellent team. I am sorry that you had such a negative experience in every aspect of your visit. Our roasts are our biggest seller every Sunday and if yours was not the best I only wish you would have informed one of the... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm welcome, good value week-day menu, good quality food and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent value kids meals o

Thank 73Rosiec
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wrote a review in May 2016 having visited here a couple of times and been disappointed each time. I visited here today and found a great improvement with everything! The food was fab, we had beef and lamb roasts and they were lovely. The staff are what made it a great experience, they seemed happy and relaxed but most... More 

Thank skye83
Jill D, General Manager at Cross House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your visit, I will pass your kind words back to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, thanks Jill More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we visited this Inn, you had to book a table well in advance. On Saturday nights the Inn was always full. We booked a table for Saturday 8/8. We needn't have bothered the place was virtually empty, could have sat where we liked! Having had this excellent dish in the past, I ordered the battered cod with... More 

1 Thank Richard M
Jill D, General Manager at Cross House Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Can't believe this was our famous 'Fish and Chips', I would very much appreciate discussing your visit with you further, if you would give me a call on 01704 873775 many thanks Jill More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us had lunch at the Cross House today. Two of us had the breaded plaice which was crispy outside whilst the fish was soft and delicious.Chips and peas well cooked too. My husband loved his steak and chips. All were served promptly and hot in a friendly style. There was a good atmosphere with a number of people... More 

Thank HappyhikerChristineA
Jill D, General Manager at Cross House Inn, responded to this review

Hi Christine, Thanks for sharing your experience with us, hope to see you again soon. Jill More 

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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived for Sunday Lunch with Family Party of 4 Adults + 2 children.Large car park and a separate garden that children could explore until food ready .Been before and again found a very friendly warm and welcoming atmosphere served by a smiley waitress - a fair selection to choose from not just a Sunday Roast - you could have one... More 

Thank Jimmy98a
Jill D, General Manager at Cross House Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy, Thanks for your comments glad you all enjoyed Sunday roast, we know children like to explore and our garden at the back is ideal, We look forward to welcoming you and the family next time. Thanks Jill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $24
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Three Tuns Lane, Cross Green, Formby L37 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Formby
  • Phone Number: 441704873775
This pub is in an old attractive Victorian house set at a cross roads in the expansive village of Formby. It sits on the site of a local market where in 1799, a local man sold his wife for 15/- and a bowl of punch!

The pub is divided into four rooms with comfy sofas and chairs and attractive fireplaces and pictures of old Formby can be found on the walls. An Old English Inn in the heart of Formby village. We served traditional English fare along with our daily changing chef's specials. Try one of our 10 cask ales, there are some Greene King favourites along with local guest ales from a variety of breweries. There's an extensive gin collection on our bar, the staff will be happy to recommend which is perfect for you! Throughout the summer months come and relax in our 2 beer gardens whether you want to dine al fresco or enjoy and refreshing drink in the sunshine. Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday 10am till 12pm, choose from a traditional English breakfast or there's lite bites if your just a little peckish. We have regular events throughout the year in aid of our local charities; our main event being CrossFest, an annual outdoor beer and music festival held during August Bank Holiday Weekend. There are live bands on an outdoor stage, real ale tent, gin bar, festival stalls, BBQ and much much more.

The pub was refurbished at the end of Summer 2013 with an extended dining area and new garden to the rear to complement the open area at the front of the pub. Small private functions can be held in an area of the restaurant which can be sectioned off.

We are only a short walk from The National Trust Coastline in Formby, with a glorious beach and dramatic sand dunes surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods. There's plenty of wildlife to see and wonderful walks to discover and if you've taken the dog then bring them back to the pub where they along with you can enjoy a drink in a beautiful beer garden. You can find us just off the Formby By-Pass(A5654) between Liverpool and Southport, just follow the signs.

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