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Cross Guns, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Cross Guns

4.4
4.4
497 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

The Cross Guns is reopening on Monday 21st June and will offer a selection of modern and traditional English dishes cooked to an exceptional standard. With pub favourites at the forefront, the menu has been re-designed to tempt and delight all tastebuds whether an intimate meal for two or a family get-together

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01204 291204

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bolton

  • Cross street

    354 Blackburn Road

  • Parking details

    Parking is available across the road. Disabled parking also available on the side of the Pub.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2 course lunch and a glass of Prosecco

    £19.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a 2-course lunch and a glass of prosecco here at the cross guns Monday - Saturday 12pm - 3pm

Menu

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What 497 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Special Occasion

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  1. KF

    KevanF

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I ordered a beef Sunday lunch, and looking forward to it. I started to eat the beef and felt that it was somewhat tough. My wife, who also was having beef, thought that hers was okay. I proceeded with the meal, just put some into my mouth when the waiter came and asked if the meal was okay, due to having food in my mouth I could not say anything. We didn’t see the waiter again until we had finished the beef course, in between times my wife admitted that a slice of beef that she had was chewy. When the waiter came to take the plates away I complained about the beef and told him that I wished that I had had the chicken. An apology was given but nothing else was said about it later, so I take it that the chef had not been informed. I believe in saying something if I feel that the meal is not up to standard, that way lessons are learned.

  2. S

    Smanchester

    Manchester

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    well cooked food, with good selection of dishes on the menu - staff very attentive

  3. IH

    IanH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the best foodie pub in the NW we have found to date. Excellent food, great service and a fantastic venue. We will be back!

  4. S

    Sarahruss

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely experience to have welcoming staff when you bring a small child. The staff were all very attentive We will be coming again thank you

  5. RM

    RossM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, lovely facilities, will definitely go back!

  6. PM

    PamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We visited at lunchtime & had the choice of a bar menu or restaurant. Lovely food in both with a very good 2 set courses with Prosecco option. We ate in the restaurant & had very good service but the only downside was that we were the only ones there for most of the time. Very surprising for a Friday however the food & drink more than made up for it. Excellent standard.

  7. AW

    AlisonW

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience1

    Sunday Roast very small portions red cabbage tasted like vinegar roast potatoes hard and funny texture plus beef sliced on a machine very thin and string found in it, not worth what paid for it, wouldn’t recommend

  8. JK

    JamesK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Sunday dinner was amazing and ill definitely be returning again

  9. LP

    LindsayP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant and the Sunday lunch was delicious and good value for money

  10. FC

    FayeC

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good was amazing loved all of it. The set menu with Prosecco was great value. Our server was amazing and the atmosphere was good yet not too loud. Overall would recommend by far some of the best food in the area.

  11. DH

    DeniseH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was good but the roasted potatoes were a let down for me

  12. LC

    LisaC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would definitely recommend, good friendly service excellent food and a great atmosphere 👍👍

  13. LC

    LesleyC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal, it was a dinner time on the Friday before bank holiday so a little on the quiet side, but as always service fantastic and lovely food.

  14. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat, fine dining and great service at reasonable prices, will always recommend and will definitely be back for that beef wellington

  15. HD

    HeatherD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, was not expecting it to be such high quality. Many city centre restaurants would do well to match this quality.

  16. TH

    TerryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service, friendly and helpful. High end gastro pub food, beautifully presented for each course - but it is expensive. Great to have this level of cuisine locally. The pub part (entry) is dog friendly, so be prepared - because not all the dogs themselves are always that friendly.

  17. a

    andrewf

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great Food, pleasant atmosphere albeit a little quiet for a Saturday night. Service was prompt and attentive throughout, all adds up to a very nice evening , would highly recommend

  18. S

    Sylvo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Over all we had a pleasant meal. One niggle, myself and another member of our party of four had the Chicken supreme. The chicken and dauphinois potatoes were fine but I'm afraid the cabbage was inedible. At first I thought it was because my knife was blunt but after asking for a steak knife it was still impossible to cut it and a small piece broken off easy also to rubbery to eat. I gave up trying in the end

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal, very friendly staff. Leave room for dessert because they are superb. Will definitely be back here again 😋

  20. LG

    LouiseG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Food mediocre and service very slow. It’s a shame as used to be very good place to eat.

  21. P

    Patena

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff Amazing food. We will certainly be visiting again and again.

  22. SL

    SLJ400

    Manchester

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Having eaten at The Cross Guns a few times I had no hesitation rebooking. On this occasion whilst there was nothing specifically wrong, the whole experience, including food, was just okay. The service was less attentive than previously experienced, from waiting to be seated, first drinks and check-ins. Food was okay, but nothing amazing. It may have been because there was a large party in celebrating a birthday but overall was not blown away by the evening.

  23. a

    avonway

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellant food with a varied menu, very accessable, wheel chair friendly.

  24. LA

    LucyA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food presented in a modern style. Nice atmosphere

  25. JR

    JayneR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Quality food excellent environment well worth a visit

  26. BM

    BenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my wife went for Sunday lunch and it was hands down the best Sunday lunch we have had that wasn’t home cooked. We will definitely be returning

  27. JA

    JACKYF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the service and food were excellent

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food and service. Best restaurant around

  29. D

    Darren

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Sat crammed up in a corner next to the cocktail bar, no room to get out as the chairs were touching the people sat behind us. The starters platter was lovely but the main not to good.

  30. JS

    JenniferS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, waitresses very attentive. Overall a good experience.

  31. RW

    RobertW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We only had starters as a little too hot to eat a full meal, but the chorizo scotch egg was amazing! Lovely outdoor seating and service was great.

  32. j

    janmarie

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Excellent meal and wine. Worth paying a little more for good, tasty food.

  33. AD

    AlisonD

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Sadly promised more than it delivered. At these prices, I would expect quality and few faults. Calamari batter looks uncooked and was not crispy; crispy pork belly was chewy; rare steak was medium and venison was raw in the middle. Luckily, it did taste nice.

  34. AW

    AdamW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On the whole the food was very nice, my daughters gnocchi was the only thing that seemed a bit of a let down compared to other dishes. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so. We wil definitely return in the future.

  35. GC

    GCHQ

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Bit disappointed to be honest, we've been for lunch before and it was great but dinner was mediocre for the price paid. Loud dance music played in the restaurant made it hard to hear anything. It's a real shame as it could be so much better.

  36. PG

    PaulG

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic ! My wife and I had pork loin with black pudding starter,and chicken supreme for the main course. Both were proper restaurant dishes and presented like a professional would do.can’t remember the waitresses name unfortunately could of been Natasha but she had a smiling happy nature about her and made our night even more pleasant.had a great night.Thanks a lot

  37. E

    Edwin

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    1st time at Cross Guns for a meal.... Very good food - starters and main course, but on the expensive side for a meal out in Egerton! Only thing that let things down was the coffee which was late and cold by the time it arrived. On balance we would visit again

  38. JC

    JimC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu and great quality. Relaxed friendly service

  39. J

    Judy

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Lovely place, a little cool for us. Service a little slow but appreciate that food is cooked fresh. Dessert a little small for the price I feel.

  40. SH

    ShaunH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Only need one word to sum up the Cross Guns. FANTASTIC.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Cross Guns is rated 4.4 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cross Guns

390 Blackburn Road Bolton, Greater Manchester BL7 9TR

Additional information

  • Cross street

    354 Blackburn Road

  • Neighborhood

    Bolton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available across the road. Disabled parking also available on the side of the Pub.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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