Escape the city and enjoy the festivities at four idyllic pubs @innfreshford @crossgunsavon @oldcrownkelston @thegriffinbath @freshfordfoodco

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The Inn at Freshford, the Cross Guns in Avoncliff and The Old Crown Inn in Kelston are all set in idyllic locations with stunning rural surroundings. As well as our newest inn, The Griffin Inn, located only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Bath’s city centre.

Our pubs are popular with walkers and cyclists, dog walkers and families. The Inn at Freshford and the Cross Guns are connected by The Two Valleys walk, perfect for those who are seeking an escape from the city. Being located on the banks of the river, it is not unusual for people to arrive at the Cross Guns by boat, kayak or paddleboard – even during the colder months! Kelston’s Roundhill and its breath-taking views are only a short walk from the Old Crown Inn.

Our ever-evolving menu changes seasonally and we are very passionate about sustainability so we always make sure to source our ingredients locally where possible – our cheese is from our neighbours Bath Soft Cheese. From Darcy Pies to buddha bowls, our menu is designed to include something for everyone, whether it be the hungry adventurer or a meal for a special occasion. Our chefs love to experiment and to tempt customers into trying something new.

The Inn at Freshford is a traditional yet modern country pub; a rural retreat where you will find a friendly welcome and great food. Throughout the year, our calendars are packed with events and during the winter, this is no exception.

In December we are hosting two fabulous workshops, wreath making (4th December) and a calligraphy workshop (6th December), perfect for getting you in the festive spirit. Both workshops include hot drinks, mince pies and a light lunch, but there are limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment!

The Griffin Inn is situated in the heart of Bath and with famous attractions on our doorstep, it is the ideal place to be day or night.


After spending the day exploring the Bath Christmas Market, join us for a bite to eat or a tipple and escape the hustle and bustle. We have eight tastefully decorated, cosy rooms available, which provides an intimate feel and a fantastic night’s sleep.

We are commended for our impressive collection of spirits and liqueurs at The Griffin Inn, especially for our array of 100 gins and 100 tequilas, from familiar brands to single village producers. We are excited for our drinks menu to extend over the festive period and introduce mulled wine and mulled cider to the inn, perfect with a mince pie.

The Old Crown Inn is home to our incredible garden lodge, complete with an outdoor bar and log burners and will be available to book for Christmas parties in December. If that wasn’t enough to look forward to, we also have a New Year’s Eve party lined up where there will be complimentary bubbly from 11:30 – 12:30 to welcome the new year.

The Cross Guns is a spectacular place to be all year round, but when Christmas approaches it transforms into a winter wonderland. On the 20th December we invite you to join us for Christmas carols and tuck into handmade mince pies and a selection of mulled drinks.

Whether your dining in our restaurant; sat in front of the fire or at one of our events – our pubs have all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

If you are interested in any of our upcoming festive events, visit our website, give us a call, or pop in:

The Inn at Freshford

The Hill, Freshford, Bath, BA2 7WG

Tel: 01225 722250

The Griffin Inn

Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2AP

Tel: 01225 420919

The Old Crown Inn

Kelston Road, Bath, BA1 9AQ

Tel: 01225 423032

Cross Guns Avoncliff

Bradford Road, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 2HB

Tel: 01225 862335


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