I live locally in Broughton and have been coming to the pub for years. It was always a great place to eat and drink (and great for live music) but then went through a bad patch of being very quiet and closed for a while which was a great shame.
Since the new owners have taken over, it is once again a really great place to go. The food is great and all staff are really friendly and helpful. Food is very reasonably priced and is simple yet great quality (and big portions!) - I recommend their Chilli Burger for anyone who likes spicy food! I am not a beer drinker but my friends who are say that this is good, and they have a wide wide and drinks selection for those who aren't.
I missed the music festival as I was away, but my friends who went said it was fantastic so I hope they make it an annual event (or have another one next bank holiday!). The reviewer below complaining about it should have perhaps been told, but knowing how accommodating the owners are I would be surprised if they hadn't tried to find a solution to keep everyone happy. (And why would the reviewer wait until gone midnight as the festival started mid-afternoon so they had ample time to sort something out earlier!)
I would recommend The High Cross to locals and tourists of all ages wishing to have an authentic Cumbrian experience in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have remodelled the High Cross Inn into a delightful Cafe, Bar and Terrace situated just outside Broughton in Furness on the A595. Great escapes start here! We offer a trilogy of great food, a unique venue and memorable hospitality. Our brilliant breakfasts are served from 9am; full English, vegetarian, 'house' Bircher muesli, porridge, pancakes, plus fresh coffee, tea, juices & smoothies. Hot snacks and bistro style meals include paninis, deli sandwiches, a 'special' of the day including a non-meat option and delicious home-made soups. Gluten free and vegetarian options are always on the menu. Award-winning craft beers and a selection of house wines. Boutique B&B bedrooms boast unsurpassed views over the West Cumbrian landscape, flat screen TV and Wifi access. Residents' kitchen. Laundry facility. Drying room. Ample free parking. Conservatory available for private functions, events & celebrations. Eat, meet, celebrate, relax & sleep @ the High Cross Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The High Cross Inn Broughton-In-Furness, United Kingdom