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The Cross Hands

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Down, Alveston BS35 3PH, England
+44 1454 412331
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly, Just wanted to give a big thank you to dan, Chloe and Caroline for making our wedding day very special. I would thoroughly recommend this as a party venue. The place looked amazing. Thanks to Sandra from the swan and her team for her help decorating as well as the locals who helped out and made this day very... More 

Thank V6161IBandy
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called here with our grand daughter after visiting Old Down (1 mile away). We had Their Special Burger, 2 burgers, Mushroom, salad, bacon, cheese and egg on a bun with onion rings and chips. Took some eating, but well worth the time. Our grand daughter had macaroni cheese with garlic bread. The staff were great (New management Jan 2017) and... More 

Thank David L
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

First time at this pub certainly not the last ! i ordered Liver And Bacon which was delicious other meals ordered were Macaroni cheese and Belly Pork we all agreed it was a fabulous meal at a very good price ,the staff were very friendly and efficient and the place had a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Ray B
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I had hunters chicken which was cooked to perfection and my wife had salmon fish cakes both came with chips, although she changed from leaky mash pots and the prices are very reasonable. If u r in the area try them out.

Thank Mairead S
Management response:

Thank You for taking the time to review us. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again in the future! More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We hadn't been to the Cross Hands for quite a while as it left a lot to be desired in service. We had heard that it had been taken over and that it was definitely worth going back I am glad we did. The new Manage Dan was very friendly and efficient. There were four of us and we all... More 

1 Thank Deanna P
Management response:

Firstly, Thank you for taking the time to review us. As you know we have not long taken over and already we are overwhelmed with compliments. We are very pleased you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Took a last minute trip to the area and didn't know where to stop for food near out hotel. Ready some good and bad reviews on the interest but I was pleasantly surprised. Very small local pub with great food and charming staff. Good priced menu and a good special board with lots of options. Not meant to be fancy... More 

Thank TriedAndTested812
Management response:

We are sorry that you had a bad experience on your last visit. But we would like to state that The Cross Hands is under new management and we reassure you that you will not receive the same experience if you choose to return. Hope to meet you under different circumstances! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The best way to describe this place is "Strange" iv been drinking here for around 3 months so this place has become my local over the weekends. I am from Kingswood in Bristol & travel along way to visit my boyfriend & we come here alot on the nights as a couple & mind our own business like every1 else... More 

2 Thank Lola E
Management response:

Firstly, We are sorry that you had such a bad experience on your last visit, but thank you for taking the time to comment so that we have the chance to reassure you that The Cross Hands have recently been taken over by new management and I assure you that you'll have a completely different and better experience. Secondly, you... More 

Thornbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We walked from Thornbury and ended up by chance at this pub. We sat in the lovely garden and enjoyed great beer and good homely food. Recommended pit stop.

Thank Rob M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We visited here as we were staying in a hotel locally overnight. We booked a table on a Monday night, and when we got there apart from a couple of regulars at the bar, were the only ones there. We received a very friendly welcome from the lady behind the bar, who showed us to our table. We ordered our... More 

Thank Antony B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Visited this pub after not been for a few years and the food was really very good. Had the Wednesday offer which was very good value with a discounted bottle of wine. The decor is now lighter and brighter and the staff really good. Hope to visit again soon.

Thank Kenny022091939

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Down, Alveston BS35 3PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Alveston
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 412331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?