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Cross Hands Hotel Old Sodbury

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Firstly, I want to say all the staff at the Cross Hands are friendly and most helpful - no problems at all there. The meals are very good value for money, nicely cooked and enjoyable - no problems at all with the food. However, our stay Inside (Room) No 9 was less enjoyable. The room has 3 "outside" walls, plus an odd shaped "bit" (see photo) which made it difficult to keep warm during our stay in March. The room suffers dreadfully from damp and draughts. Behind the bed head (which is very worn (see photo) there is a blocked in, covered over window (clearly visible from the outside of the building - see photo) - and, unfortunately you can actually sit (or lay) in bed and feel cold draughts from this "window". There was also wet damp where this window used to be - please see my photos. I had to go to bed wearing a fleece, which is not good! On the plus side the bathroom has obviously been refurbished and is of a good size (see photo) - however, the floor was freezing - as indeed was the floor throughout No 9. I would go back to the Cross Hands - as the staff are lovely and the public areas are clean and welcoming - but NOT inside No 9!

Tuesday 20 March I had a meal at this restaurant with my two daughters. Really warm and it was very cold outside. Had previously booked a table which was very pleasant in the bay window, we ate off the special value menu. Only two of us had starters my daughter had the tomato soup and I had the whitebait with a dip. Both costing £2.99 per person. A good thick homemade soup - which my daughter said was very tasty, the whitebait was served in a metal bucket - they were lightly coated with a dusting, not battered or bread crumbed, they were hot, plump and numerous! There were other choices on this menu all at £2.99. The main courses were from £4.99 to £6.99 and there was a choice about 6-8 options. We all had the same dish - smoked baked haddock and cheese Florentine with baby new potatoes and peas. Very nicely presented, the fish came in an oval dish with a cheese sauce and wilted spinach. And like the starters it was hot, tasty and plenty of it! So much so that we didn't need a dessert (they were also £2.99 on the special value menu). One of my daughters had a large coke and a pot of tea and I had a glass of wine and an americano. We had iced water on the table, served by a very pleasant young woman. The bill came to £35.17 - very good value for money! It was pleasantly quiet and although music was in the background it didn't disturb conversation. Plenty of free parking and easy to find situated on cross roads. I would thoroughly recommend this menu - I felt you couldn't get better value anywhere. I will certainly be going again.

We arrived at about twenty to eight and although the hotel didn't officially start serving breakfast until 8 am, nothing was too much trouble for the delightful lady (Jo) who organised some coffee for us and then took our order, which was hot and beautifully cooked. Well done to Jo - We will certainly be visiting again.

Attending a funeral near Bristol, we decided to go down the night before. Looked at Travel Lodge and Premier Inn but they all looked bland. Although it was only for one night, wanted something with character and which served food. Was not impressed by £10.50 for two breakfast boxes so did google map search for hotels and came across the Crossed Hands. It is an Old English Inn which shouted character just from the picture of the outside. The price was cheaper than most T.L. Or P.I.’s and included a full English breakfast. Leaving London after work we would not be down there until late. That’s when my wife noticed the note on the booking confirmation which said the reception was only open until 8 pm. Pulled into service station to get food as couldn’t be certain of getting anything at the hotel and called. It was 8.20. Fearing the worst the lady on the phone said “You must have booked through Expedia. We’ve tried to get them to change that as reception is open until 11 pm, we’re a hotel.” warm welcome when we arrived and felt gutted when we looked at the menu as it looked very good. Very comfortable night and were, if anything, too warm under a thick duvet. Breakfast was all we wanted, cereal, cooked eggs and bacon etc, toast and coffee and all for less than £70 for two. Intending to do Devon and Cornwall and will definitely use the Cross Hands as a half way point.

Recently spend a very pleasant night at the Cross Hands on our way down to Somerset. The hotel has just over twenty rooms and is set in a very pretty part of the country. The room we had was well furnished, extremely clean and very comfortable. The bathroom was an absolute delight with two showers and a free standing bath. Rarely have I seen a cleaner and well appointed hotel in a hotel in UK. We had a very pleasant evening meal served by a very pleasant and obliging young lady before sampling a pint of very acceptable beer. Breakfast the following morning was nicely served with a good range of food in a clean and tidy dining room. I hope to spend some time there again.

We went here for a meal to celebrate my 70th Birthday, and I was very impressed. We were a party of 6 and we chose the saver menu which was excellent value for money for £4 99. The dessert for £2 99 was delicious. The staff were extremely polite and helpful, couldn't do enough. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again, so well worth a visit.

Popped here for an impromptu Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. Easy to find on the main road to Tetbury with ample parking the cross hands is a really good shout from my partner (who drives past everyday when commuting!) The Sunday lunch was served promptly (within about 10 mins of the order) and was generous and delicious. The bar and waiting staff couldn’t have been more friendly/helpful. Dessert was equally delicious and the food was very reasonable even though an extensive menu is available. The pub seemed to be part of a group but don’t let that put you off. They have still considered making this venue unique with interesting photographs of the building and tasteful paintings and comfy/welcoming furnishings throughout. Nice for me was that not ‘the usual’ non-alcoholic drinks served. I had a wonderfully refreshing apple and mint drink. Nicer to have more variety as the driver! Couldn’t fault the place. Many thanks to the staff for their welcome and warmth throughout our visit. We shall be back!

We stopped here for evening meal with the kids. Decided to go for the saver menu meals. We had ham eggs and chips and the steak. Both were decent sizes for a £5 and £7. Ham was nice and plenty. Steak was cooked to order. Only poor thing was they were out of fish on all menus bar the kids menu fish fingers. Also they were out of a few drinks around the kids menu as well. Overall It was a decent meal and would stop again if passing.

We have been coming to this hotel for 5 years now to have our club meet and this weekend was poor. We get to the hotel and the room that we have had in the past which was seen as ‘superior’ was now a double. We have been paying for a superior in the past when it’s only a double. We get to our room and find that we only have one bath towel for two people. Therefore we have to go and ask for more towels. When we went to get drinks last night the bloke that served me at the bar said I would tell you the price but they change the guess all the time. It seems that last night they put the prices up as it was so expensive. For two drinks it was £10.18. It was the worst night sleep I have ever had. The bar closed at 12 yet the music was going on until 7am when the members of staff arrived for work. Why close the bar and leave the music on? We rang the emergency number to ask someone to turn the music off but no one answered. What if it was a severe matter and we really needed help? Absolutely furious 😡. I was extremely disappointed and I won’t be returning. A few members of staff were extremely rude especially the girl at the bar who said ‘oh the muppets need serving’ I’m sorry but the muppets are putting money into the pub and who were buying loads of drinks. I suggest if the girl does not want to serve people then find another job. When we left this morning there was no one at reception. We had already paid when we got to the hotel but when we left we just left the key on the desk. No one was manning reception and no member of staff was to be seen in order to hand the key back. Overall after this weekend I would not recommend to stay here what so ever!

Spent two night celebrating our daughters 40rh birthday. Had good food throughout and the staff were excellent. Really lovely friendly atmosphere with warm welcome. Will definitely return again and recommend to others

Tetbury Road, Old Sodbury Bristol England

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Cross Hands Hotel Old Sodbury places you within a 10-minute drive of The Players Golf Club and Dyrham Park. This 21-room, 3-star inn has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Beckford's Tower and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre are also within a 20-minute drive.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. Explore the inn and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All of Cross Hands Hotel Old Sodbury's 21 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Guests of Cross Hands Hotel Old Sodbury enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a garden. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 373 reviews