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Old Broken Cross, Rudheath

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user reviews of Old Broken Cross, Rudheath

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Whilst this pub is much improved - it is still very expensive considering where it is. Far from being undercut by just Wetherspoons the following selection of pubs are all cheaper (some significantly) and all are within reasonable walking distance of the Broken Cross

The Swinging Witch
Witton Chimes
The Roebuck
Nectars Wine Bar
The Slow n Easy

So, great that it has changed hands, new landlord seems to know how to run a pub, but it will never be what is was years ago, until it is able to compete.

For example - Swinging With (Amber Taverns) Pint of Fosters - 1.85, Broken Cross 3 quid plus.
verom - 29 May 2012 15:07
26th April 2012. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.
Have been in for drinks several times now.
Ignore the previous comment about prices ,that will probably be the former landlady.
Prices are as normal for any pub other than Wetherspoons.
Pub is clean and polished.
Toilets no longer smell.
Laughter permitted ( encouraged )
Dogs allowed
Football team wanted
Darts team wanted
Dominoes team wanted
No restrictions on parking on pub carparks
Walkers welcome
Boats welcome
Food available in July sometime
COME HOME TO YOUR LOCAL ONCE MORE.

The wicked witch has gone - Long live the new King
Miller55 - 8 May 2012 12:53
Recently changed hands - drinks prices extortionate when compared with other similar type pubs.
verom - 2 May 2012 11:49
Enjoyed a really good evening in brilliant company just last week.
Real ale served for a price that others could not beat and a quality unmatched in the area. Food was top notch pub grub at a price you would find hard to meet if you did it youself.

OOOPS, WRONG PUB. I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE PENNY BLACK SITE.
Miller5 - 23 Dec 2011 11:17
Called at the pub over the last bank holiday weekend,, the friday night was packed out,,, beer was excellent john smiths extra cold recommended,,,didnt try the food but noticed pie and chips for a pound which im told goes really well in the afternoons.. Would recommend a visit, nothing better than sitting outside on a warm summers evening watching the barges passing through.. Found the price of the beer reasonable compared with other parts of the country and the staff very friendly. Will deffo pay a visit their when im next in the area.
cymru44 - 6 May 2010 11:55
What a shame, this pub used to be a terrific place for a good night out but has gone to the dogs under its current management. The miserable attitude of the landlady has driven away all the regulars (or she has barred them) and the pub is now an empty, souless place with a depressing atmosphere. The beer prices must be the most expensive in the area (probably to compensate for the lack of trade), and the food quality is one star.
If you are thinking of having a drink in the area I would recommend you go a mile up the road into Northwich.

'miller5' seems to have it summed up nicely.


MrMJohnson - 3 May 2010 17:37
Two more cars vandalised. Both cars had the windscreen wipers bent and broken. Looks as if someone else had a run in with you know who! The sooner this pub changes hands the better for us all. Oh to have a local i could go to without getting insulted.
Miller5 - 9 Apr 2010 13:23
We moved nearby to the Broken Cross pub about 4 years and thought it would be nice to call there once a fortnight for a Sunday lunch and a pint. We called there the once, the food took ages and was absolutely crap. On a large oval plate there was slices of beef, 2 roast potatoes a huge amount of garden peas and it was all drowned in gravy. A man and his wife at the table next to us were fuming as he was waiting as long as us and when he got he was disgusted too ( he walked out). A few years later we called one evening with a couple of friends, my wife and the other lady went to use the ladies and the door was locked. My wifes friend asked the landlady if she could open the door and she refused and told them to use the gents toilets. My wifes friend said that she didnt want to use the gents as she found that disgusting and then there was an argument as the landlady said "Are you trying to say my toilets are disgusting", the friend said no but to lock the ladies toilets was against all health and safety regulations. We cant wait for the landlady to leave for someone with half a brain cell to run it instead because the pub could be lovely with different people and good food, it cant be that hard other pubs do it! We now use the club down the road where a lot of people comment about the landladys attitude as one time it used to be their local.
manning - 29 Mar 2010 22:25
Watch out for your car .
One car burnt out. total loss.
Another car had all four tyres slashed in one night.
Whats that all about?
Miller5 - 7 Feb 2010 17:29
How about top price for indifferent beer. Nuked (microwaved) food and best of all scampi served with brussels sprouts!
The landlady makes Sybil Faulty look like hostess of the year.
Never, ever, again. Go to Northwich, better beer, better food and the money you save pays for the taxithere and back.
Miller5 - 11 Jan 2010 23:22
My wife and i visited the old broken cross last saturday, we were greeted by polite and freindly staff. The beer was excellent and service was just as impressive. We found the food to be good quality pub food, with good size portions. Our visit to the broken cross will be one to remember, good food, excellent service, good beer, what more could you ask for !!
Good job guys !!
Roy & Dawn
roy_watson1 - 8 Sep 2009 13:14
You lot have had it so so easy, can you imagine having to work for the false cow????? Self centred unorganised malicious boot sums her up to perfection. STEER CLEAR.
Manager1 - 25 Jan 2009 14:29
Please read this and bear in mind if you want to visit this public (inconvenient) house!

I wanted to book The Old Broken Cross for a gathering after the funeral of our Nan, we tried for 4 days to get through and visited on many ocassion, however no one would answer the phone and the pub never appeared to be open. On the one occassion I did get a response I was told by a member of staff that I would have to speak to the Manageress and was given a mobile telephone number....... OH great I thought finally I was getting somewhere. How wrong was I. I explained to the lady that I wanted to book the pub for a funeral gathering only to be greeted with who has given you this number followed by sheer ranting.(I have never been spoken to so rudely in my entire life). She then put the phone down on me.

I am therefore very sadden to say that our Nan will not get her final send of in the place which she once shared so many good time with her family..... and all because of the incapable and incompetent managment.
Spinningtop - 26 Apr 2008 21:17
This is a really nice locals pub badly run. like some of the other reviewers we have had a bad experience with the bad tempered landlady. We are waiting for the brewery to move them on so that we can start using the place again.
anonymous - 11 Oct 2007 11:50
Like Johnollier I have had a similar dealing whereby the landlady of this pub has been abrupt and hung up on me. I find this very childish.
wallplanner - 18 Jun 2007 15:54
We called this afternoon on had a pleasant time until after we were leaving we were accused by the landlord of taking a J2O glass. If he will cast his mind back he collected glasses from outside including my wife's J2O glass and a memu. I had not finished my beer so I brought the glass in as we left. We were talking to the ownner of the barge La Kerenza at the time so he can corroborate our story. I feel the need to send this message as when I phoned the landlord's wife she put the phone down on me. It quite took the edge off our visit.
johnollier - 18 Apr 2007 17:22
Had a fantastic meal here. The pub was busy with a friendly atmosphere and a welcoming vibe. The staff were very professional whilst remaining friendly and chatty. The prices were not the cheapest around for drinks, but then again, they were by no means the dearest either.
Food was very good with quick service and a good homely menu. The food itself was simple and refreshingly it was cooked to order, rather than re-heated in a microwave.
anonymous - 23 Dec 2006 16:28
We visited the Old Broken Cross on 24 October 2005. We ordered food (for 2 groups of 5 people) at 6.20 pm. The first order came over one and a half hours later, and the last meal came after 2 hours 40 minutes. We politely enquired at regular intervals to be told each time "it's just coming now". There was no option to walk out, because we had already paid in full. The food was not very good, with some meals missing gravy, peas etc. We were not warned of the possible delay, nor given any reason.
The staff were inexperienced and very stressed. The pub was understaffed, especially considering it was half term, with holiday boating crews expecting a hot meal. There was no manager available to speak to. Some other customers went into the kitchen shouting at the chef (who shouted back that they should address their comments to the manager, who was not available). Very Faulty Towers. This pub is certainly to be avoided by the "hungry boaters" it tries to attract.
anonymous - 31 Oct 2005 16:16
i didnt like this pub, the meal wasnt even close to satisfactory, even though it was evening they should have had the food the menu said, and the scampi only came with 5 small pieces, usually would come with at least 7 in a normal pub please sort your pub out for it isnt very nice
jessica - 31 Oct 2004 21:12

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