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“Worth the long walk!”

The Cross Swords Inn
Ranked #24 of 166 Restaurants in Grantham
Price range: $13 - $32
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We narrowly missed lunch time after walking miles to find this little gem. The owners were so accommodating and refused to let us go hungry. They made us ‘quick sandwiches’ and what we then received was so much better than we imagined! The effort they made was much appreciated and if quick sandwiches were that nice I can only imagine the main menu would be even better. If we’re ever back in the area, this will be our first choice for food! Credit to the land lady and her husband

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gemma H
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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

What a lovely review! Thank you so much and it will be great to see you again in the future

Kind regards
Harold and Linda

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Attending a wedding for one of my oldest friends and decided that we would all go out for dinner, obviously the groom and his troop had claimed somewhere local and we were under strict instructions to ensure the bride did not go there. Needless to say the car adventure began, we stumbled across this local village pub and decided to see if they could serve our hunger. Happily they said yes and our night of culinary delights began. The landlady was accommodating and took our drink orders quickly, the landlord came out the of the kitchen and told us about specials and then gave us some snacks whilst we waited.
Needless to say we were welcomed and had a lovely meal. If we are back in the area then we will return to this little gem.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Darrel F
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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, Linda and I hope the wedding went ok! For the Bride & Groom, and everything went off ok.

If you happen to be in the area again, we would love to see you.


Kind regards
Harold & Linda

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We were staying about two miles from this little pub. We booked a table for a meal as we had read some good reiews about this place. We found the owners very friendly and accommodating. They had two "specials" on the board for tonight (thursday) fish'n'chips or rib eye steak. I had the rib eye and my husband fish'n'chips. Both were cooked to perfection. We had three courses and were absolutely full when we left. This little place was superb if you want a great meal and good company don't hesitate to give it a visit.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ChipSOO
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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Great review! Thank you, the "fish & chip & steak night" is usually very popular and goes down well.

We do offer a few other specials also, yesterday I had some whole Lemon Sole too, which have also been popular, along with 1/2 boned Roast duck, served on a variety of sautéed vegetables.

Linda and I were so pleased, you enjoyed our Country Inn, please call again if you are in the area, or even better why not book a room.

Kind regards
Harold and Linda

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Called tonight for an evening meal with my good lady,what can I say but if you want a nice pint and a great meal and I sincerely mean great meal,then look no further than the Cross Swords....all freshly prepared and home made by Harold and served to perfection by Linda...this little gem is a must....well done the both of you...superb.
Darren and Lisa
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Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Darren R
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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Hi Darren
What a lovely review, Linda and I were really pleased you enjoyed our fayre, and our hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you again if you’re in the area.

Kind regards
Harold & Linda

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Stunning food,piping hot,and lovely friendly people..We went out for an early Evening Meal,and ended up staying all night, chatting to the Landlord/Lady,and some regulars...Top food, Top Night, Top People...We will return.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank dogoftwohead
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xswords, Owner at The Cross Swords Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Great review thank you, always a good atmosphere when people are enjoying themselves. We will look forward to your next visit soon, I hope.

Kind regards
Harold & Linda

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