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The Old Cross, Chichester Central, Chichester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
65 North Street
Chichester
PO19 1LP
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Old Cross

Town centre pub, tastefully refurnished in a modern style with paved floor and matt painted wood, which detracts a bit from the aged-looking exterior. Ales from Greene king plus a guest (TEA).

On 26th December 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1601 recommendations about 1564 pubs]


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Steve of N21 left this review about The Old Cross

As others have mentioned, a fantastic looking old period building with a prime location on the pedestrianized section of the main North Street which then goes on to disappoint when you walk in.
At the time I didn’t realise that this place is managed by the Wetherspoon lite John Barras pub company but I should have realised what to expect by the fact that they were clearly competing for which pub could display the most England (and other nation ) flags for the world cup, and you couldn’t actually see a lot of the exterior or in through any of the Windows due to flags. And the bits that weren’t covered by flags were displaying the formulaic laminated plastic pub grub food menu’s.
Inside it is actually comfortable enough and a traditional pub interior, just nothing to complement the excellent exterior. But the biggest let down was that I caught it at the wrong time as far as beers were concerned. A lunchtime visit on the eve of England’s opening World Cup encounter found only three ales going on the 2 banks of 3 pumps and as the one I chose went off as the bar maid poured it I was left with a stunning choice of Pride or Directors. When I asked why so many pumps were off I got the very informative “Dunno, but I think they’ll all be on for the game tonight”. And as I had no intention of returning here to watch it I guess I’ll never know.

On 18th June 2014 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Old Cross

A big old traditional frontage (presumably ancient!?) which unfortunately has been stripped of its e much heritage inside, assuming it had some to start with. The place is obviously owned by some national chain with six list ales from large regionals – Black Sheep, Spitfire, Courage Directors and Best, Youngs Ordinary with Doom Bar reversed. The Directors and Youngs were both in serviceable shape. It tries to be many things to many people (food, coffee machine etc) which makes it feel Wetherspoons-esque. Whilst I previously bemoaned the lack of original features in the interior, what they do have - plush carpeted floor, half-length dark wood wall panelling, nice lamps/light fittings – is done well and above par for a chain, in my opinion. Yet again there was a dart board rendered unusable because of furniture in the way. A TV was on showing the football results coming in. Whilst I wouldn’t rush to recommend this one, it was a decent 15 minute stop.

On 18th July 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3793 recommendations about 3781 pubs]


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Chichester, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Old Cross, Chichester
26th Dec 2018, 08:31
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
17th May 2018, 14:24
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 08 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 June 2014 by Steve of N21
  • Darts : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 June 2014 by Steve of N21
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 June 2014 by Steve of N21
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 December 2018 by Graham Coombs
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: February 6th 2018
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