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The Stockton Cross

4.4
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94 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Welcome to the Stockton Cross!
A delightful Herefordshire country pub and dining room. Friendly welcome, great ales & ciders, a surprisingly large wine list and classic pub food with a twist

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food , lovely atmosphere, lovely welcome. A very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast. Very good beer selection and excellent wine. Ambience harder to judge given Covid restrictions but a lovely welcome bar area and sunny outside table. Service was efficient and very friendly. Will certainly visit again.

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BeXo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, really tasty and better than anticipated. Would recommend for a weekend evening meal, staff were polite and attentive.

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JaneC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a last minute booking and graciously welcomed. Great Covid compliance. Food was very good and fresh and well flavoured. All 4 of us really enjoyed our meal. Service from the lovely all female front of house crew, was welcoming, professional and really friendly without swamping us. Well done all.

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RoyL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate Sunday lunch and enjoyed a very pleasant meal.
Good quality food served by friendly, helpful staff and all at a reasonable price.

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CharlesJ
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent and the right size portions - not overwhelmed. Very enjoyable

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JudithE
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed every mouthful, though there were not that many. I wouldn't go back without the "Rishi" discount as I was still hungry after the meal

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GrahamS
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boring! As usual the Stockton Cross has superb staff, great food, easy parking, nothing that could even complained about. Fantastic as ever, especially all of the staff (including kitchen staff). Can't wait to go back next week.

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TimM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Stockton Cross exceeded our expectations.
The menu was concise but nevertheless still offered variety.
The standard of food was superb, definately not your usual pub grub. This fell into the category of gastro pub food and was delicious.

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SH81
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The adjusted menu gave limited choice in comparison to previous experiences but more importantly the quality of food did not live up to the price of the menu. Disappointed in this as it used to be one of our favourite places to eat.

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CarlM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely country pub with great service. The food was cooked really well but portions were small and it was quite expensive.

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Deedee
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal (as usual) especially with such a restricted menu really enjoyed it all and our waitress was A1 happy considerate and catered for our every need veg happily

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Kentishepicurean
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed that the ‘Eat out to help out’ menu offered rather limited choice - website didn’t make clear the full a la carte menu would not be available. Didn’t rate the background music. A pleasant and convivial place to eat out, but on this occasion not up to the high standards of previous visits.

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GrahamG
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As part of the Eat Out campaign we chose the Stockton Cross for our second visit to the Groups 3 pubs. We were early and no problems at all. The staff and service were exemplary and the food didn't disappoint. All in all a great evening. Admiral Rodney next week!!

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Sheila
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Reduced menu due to covid £10 eat out scheme. Poor vegetarian selection as everything contained Parmesan which the cook should know is NOT vegetarian. I was offered a Thai flavoured risotto as an alternative instead of a risotto verde for example. I like Thai food but not as an Italian dish. The alternative vegetarian burger was not much like a burger and not to my taste so ended up with chips and a small salad for main. The cherry sorbet was very good. As with many venues the music was intrusive. I like to go out for a meal not to experience other peoples musical taste and I wonder how they would like it if they were subjected to an hour of German opera for example!

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OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We arrived and was seated quickly, the menu was very limited but I can understand why.
The starter arrived, but pate never comes with enough bread, so I asked for more, much to the annoyance to the chef, who we heard say, “More”, the main was delicious and the pudding of Eton Mess somewhat different.
We sat in the garden afterwards.

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Localtwo
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service excellent. staff really lovely and helpful. Starter was a little on the small size for the cost and the curry sauce on the chicken was a little too sweet. Other than that it was a super couple of hours in the garden on a hot day.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I would definitely recommend the food here, we had an excellent meal with great service considering all the Covid restrictions at present.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Would highly recommend.

LJ
LJordan
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality food which was presented well & delicious to eat.
There was a good choice, all at a very reasonable price.
Helpful staff who attended to our every need.

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BRDavies
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was exceptional.

We will be making a visit from South Wales again.

Thank you very much Stockton Cross

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RachelP
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and brilliant service. It’s clear they are really trying to give everyone a welcome back to the place since reopening after lockdown. The food was lovely and the price matched the quality of the food. Would definitely go back when we are next in the area.

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Wobblybob
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We all had burgers. All perfectly ok. Could have benefited from a small side salad as looked a bit lost on the plate.

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polo
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Food & service excellent, unfortunately COVID restrictions meant very little ambience. Shame really, but guess this is the new world for a bit!

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ShirleyC
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on the last of our holidays. Meal was excellant.

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rubies6969
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food..... a class above the rest of the competition around .... very friendly staff.... will be back !!!

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Baesywump
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bearing in my mind this pub had only been open a week since the relaxation of restrictions, we had a very enjoyable experience here. We were the only people in the pub but the waitresses and the chef were charming. A very limited menu, which is understandable, but we were offered a filet steak as a special and, as it was our anniversary, that is what we had and it was an inspired choice as it was one of the best cooked steaks I have ever had accompanied by perfect chips and a delicious side salad. Dessert didn’t disappoint either - Pimms jelly with lavender meringue - delicious!
Don’t overlook this little gem. It deserves to be very busy.

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rubies6969
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

My main course....pork belly was outstanding and my wife's risotto was lovely ....my mothers cod and chips tasted lovely .....but ....a big but......the batter was like concrete and too salty.......Should not come out of a quality kitchen like that.......Chocolate brownie pudding was lovely as well.......atmosphere strange.......but in these uncertain times it's to be expected.......The girls serving were lovely ........Overall experience great......but please sort your batter out......Good on you for being open ......We will be back !!!

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JennyL
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, vegetables beautifully cooked- not crunchy- hooray!
Pud disappointing, frangipan squidgy and rhubarb ice cream needed some rhubarb in it.

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AngelaO
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Wonderful food and staff

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DEREKM
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was tremendous, however the menu was limited. I felt the cost of the meal was high(£10 for cheese and biscuits).

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vipphini
Herefordshire
13 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Whilst food excellent, downsides were as follows :

Noisy .
Portion sizes on the small size.
Service a little iffy.
Somewhat expensive bearing in mind the above.

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MidgeL
Herefordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit for the Stockton Cross' Sunday Roast which is the best for miles around. Lol and her staff gave us their usual warm welcome in this characterful country pub.

Selection of a starter was difficult but we both settled for enormous, tasty, Tiger Prawns which we followed by beautifully cooked pink roast beef mains. Beer and wines were, as usual, good quality.

Ambience, welcome, service, food & drinks and good value. What else do you need?

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AbbyH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we were absolutely bowled over by the quality of both the food and the service. We will be back!

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JanetF
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal last Saturday. Very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Cannot fault anything.

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LizS
Herefordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious food and a very enjoyable experience , great half way place to meet old friends. Not rushed, service excellent.

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Lovfood
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, staff know their products and food never disappoints. Have visited on several occasions and am going back again to see the new menu.

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HH4x4
Herefordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use the Stockton Cross regularly and the quality never fails

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GrantP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, service slightly slow, as waiting for a while for food order to be taken, even though two girls stood behind the bar talking to each other. But service good between courses. Overall excellent place so will be back.

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ValU
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the Stockton Cross last Saturday with friends, the ambience was warm and welcoming and each member of staff who served us were attentive and polite. There were about 5 starters, 5 mains and 4 or 5 desserts to choose from - sufficient choice not for it to be overwhelming. Our friends ordered a side dish of extra vegetables which was a wise move as the main meal doesn’t come with a lot of vegetables- two of us had the sea bass and the other two had the venison- delicious 😋 we shared desserts and again faultless.
There are other places to eat which may be cheaper but you get what you pay for - in all we all had a drink before our meals and shared a bottle of merlot with 3 starters, 4 mains, 2 desserts and 2 coffees- the total bill was £163 and we rounded it up to £170 thanks to the attentive service- so £85 per couple. We don’t tend to go out for dinner on a regular basis and when we do - we tend to spend on average between £65 to £80 per couple.
So because of the quality of the food the cost reflected that - if you are looking for good food and an ambience to go with it - give this place a try we will certainly be returning.

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