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Cross Guns, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Cross Guns

4.4
4.4
525 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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

What 525 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. JE

    JuliEY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on a Monday evening and happened to be the only diners in the restaurant. We had the undivided attention of the lovely server, who was bubbly, chatty and even went to the trouble of creating a piped 'Happy Birthday' plate to accompany our coffees. Would definitely return.
  2. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sunday lunch menu was good with plenty of choice.
  3. R

    Robert

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely staff who could not do more for you, the food was very good with just a few points on the veg which could have been better but had a excellent 3 courses and will be going again! 😎
  4. DK

    DebsK

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    What a shame our experience wasn't great. Staff are very nice and helpful. There was a large table (15+) already in, so I expected a bit of a delay in service, but to wait 45 mins was too long. My elderly mother and I chose the lamb & dauphinoise. Was served pink but my mother asked for well done (her fault) but it was soo chewy and fatty, she couldn't eat it. Mine was deliciou as it was nice & pink. The Dauphinoise were abysmal. Dry and hard and inedible. The manager offered other options but we chose to leave it, so as a good will gesture he didn't charge us for the dessert, which was nice if him. I did notice when other diner's arrived, they were still serving thel dauphinoise, so hopefully, they'd rectified the problem. Unfortunately, I don't think we will return which is a shame.
  5. TR

    ThomasR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looked after our every need. Great service. Great food. Thank you
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food wasn’t very good I’m afraid to say Sunday lunch very disappointing Yorkshire pudding were not crisp and tasted eggy, beef was touch vegetables practically raw ( carrot) no taste in potatoes unfortunately we won’t be returning for Sunday lunch , the stater soup was like dishwater ( pea and ham ) no sign of any ham just like the juice from tin of peas .
  7. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal at the Cross Guns! The food was fantastic, and we were so very well looked after by the lovely Freya. Highly recommend 😊
  8. BG

    BethG

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Staff, without disabled badge parked in disabled badge bays. Finally moved so I could park. Slow food, chicken burnt and dry. Took ages to take our plates away. No atmosphere. Gone very down hill
  9. N

    Nelly

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great decor, tables close together affecting privacy a little bit. Food choices were a bit samey had chicken livers in a mushroom sauce which were delicious however my friends mushroom course looked exactly the same and main course of chicken the same again
  10. B

    Beenz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An enjoyable meal in pleasant surroundings. We were given a table by the window as requested, and the service was attentive. The soup dish was tasty, and the main courses were generous, though my chicken was on the dry side. My friend enjoyed her risotto. The Prosecco deal was good value, and we’ll probably return.
  11. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, we were looked after from start to finish with the amazing food in the middle, plenty to eat for Sunday lunch, will definitely visit again!
  12. B

    Bruno

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Over priced - poor quality, chicken Kiev over cooked and steak flavourless. Special - starter bruschetta, one piece of bread with some tomatoes on, no flavour.
  13. RS

    RobertS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place , good food & excellent service. Music a touch loud for lunchtime but overall will certainly go back
  14. PA

    PatriciaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    very enjoyable- well attended by helpful staff, service at right pace
  15. J

    Julia

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly friendly staff, delicious food, would eat here again.
  16. LH

    LucindaH

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So worthy of a rosette. The service is of a very high standard and more like a fine dining restaurant than a local pub. The menu was seasonal which shows all is cooked from fresh . My only niggle was my fish pie wasn’t seasoned at all but nothing a pinch of salt from the table didn’t fix
  17. AG

    AdrianG

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable after we had asked for the background music to be turned down
  18. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    A special ‘the trout’ was ordered. No price displayed. Turned out to be £24 for a salty piece of fish that still had the bones in. The manager refused a reduction in the bill and the chef appeared dismissive to our complaint that the fish was poorly cooked and prepared and clearly overpriced. Also, the restaurant was very noisy, loud and tedious music piped in from a speaker above our table, despite requests for it to be turned it right down (I can go to a cub if I want to not be able to hear the person I am sitting across from). This restaurant appears to have changed- not sure who they are now identifying as their main customer base. Apart from the poor (food wise) dining experience, ridiculous music noise level ( for a restaurant) there were also very noisy children present (fine if you want go to a family burger bar). In the past, have had some nice meals here but it seems that staff/management changes and possibly a new business model have relegated this from the more differentiated dining experience that it once was. We will not be returning.
  19. JR

    JayneR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere staff lovely a little tissapointed that we had a set menu and no other choice and that we had to pay for 3 courses would have been jive to have a choice of 2 courses and a cheaper price.
  20. B

    bevByrne

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. New menu is fab. Highly recommend the fish cake starter .
  21. A

    Anon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Although the young waiter was very pleasant, the food took ages to come. Having arrived at 7pm, we had two courses which took over two hours. The food was ok but not really worth the wait.
  22. AS

    AldenS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, lovely food, an all round great experience. Definitely coming again
  23. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch to celebrate a wedding anniversary with family. Staff were attentive and friendly. Everything was delicious and we left feeling full and content.
  24. MG

    MichaelG

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff, friendly and relaxing and great food.
  25. JS

    JenniferS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine, food excellent, we’ll looked after.
  26. YP

    YvonneP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food as ever especially as there was 50% off main meals if you had 2 courses for 2 people. Harry served us politely and professionally. We were in the upstairs room which was fine as I found it very noisy when I walked in downstairs.It was Friday night so to be expected I suppose! The food,the interior and the waitering is superior to other establishments in the area.
  27. JD

    JaneD

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here because the food is always superb and the service friendly and efficient
  28. LJ

    LisaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've not visited the Cross Guns since before the change of ownership and refurb - and we were really pleased we'd booked. Our reservation was late afternoon on a Thursday and so the restaurant wasn't too busy but still had a good atmosphere. We were greeted by the staff who were friendly and made us welcome, and showed us to our tabel once we had bought drinks. We ordered and didn't wait too long for food, I had a mackerel starter (tasted far more amazing than I make it sound) and brill for my main dish - they were both delicious. We made use of the 50% off mains offer which was brilliant and made the evening affordable for us. I'd certainly recommend the Cross Guns if you like to impress - they won't let you down.
  29. KF

    KevanF

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.
  30. S

    Smanchester

    Manchester

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    well cooked food, with good selection of dishes on the menu - staff very attentive
  31. IH

    IanH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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!
  32. 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
  33. RM

    RossM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, lovely facilities, will definitely go back!
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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 👍👍

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 525 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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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