The Cross Inn is a true local in the heart of the village of Avening, where everyone is welcomed with a smile and is well worth the travel. This traditional 16th century inn is surrounded by the legendary Cotswold countryside and the breathtaking Gloucestershire hills and valleys and walks along the Cotswold Way. A warm and friendly atmosphere, coupled with a reputation for serving great food and wines, and local real ales – ideal for long, lazy lunchtimes or for the winter months, a roaring open fire to sit and chat around. The restaurant area is cosy and informal, and food is at the top-end of the pub fayre repertoire and a strong emphasized is place on sourcing ingredients from local farmers and producers. Glyn has 20 years experience of working in restaurants, including the Malmaison, Mash and Air and more recently as the Head Chef at the Hatton Court group of hotels and bars. The Cross Inn has recently undergone a refurbishment of the internal bars and kitchen areas, returning it to its former glory and creating a relaxing environment to enjoy a night out or a great meal. Families with children are always made welcome with colouring books and toys to keep the little ones amused and to keep the adults amused they hold quiz nights and live music nights, which are always great nights. A function room is available, for any special occasion coming up, which can accommodate up to 80 people, and a skittle ally is also available, which is good fun. So whatever youâ€™re looking for, whether a place to enjoy a delicious meal or a quiet drink with friends you are sure to find it at The Cross Inn.