The historic Cross Guns Inn begins a new chapter

One of the oldest pubs in Bolton, the historic Cross Guns Inn dates back to 1770. The old public house had been serving the local community for nearly 250 years before closing in 2014.

The building was derelict and in danger of being demolished. However, our experience in successfully renovating and running successful pubs led us to see the potential in the charming old building.

We embarked on a £330,000 refurbishment, ensuring we used local tradesmen as much as possible, determined to convert the Cross Guns in to a fantastic new destination for drinkers and diners.

Following extensive work, during which we rediscovered a lot of the original features and one of the original patrons (the resident ghost, that of a young woman believed to have met a violent demise in the 18th century, appeared to builders and workmen) the old building has been loving repaired and restored and is due for opening on 6th December.

Many of the original features have been retained, adding to the cosy ambience of the building. The old stables has been converted in to a bright and airy restaurant together with a private dining room seating up to 25 diners.

A new decking area has been created at the front of the pub together with a dog shower and cycle park. Following the acquisition of adjacent land, the pub will benefit from the creation of a 50 space car park together with 5 disabled spaces.

With an impressive ‘new’ building we needed to put a team in place and general manager Rob Ashpital and head chef Matt Ellis have assembled an experienced and enthusiastic team.

We all look forward to many years welcoming drinkers and diners alike to enjoy the convivial atmosphere at The Cross Guns Inn.

The Cross Guns Inn, Egerton, Bolton