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8 Hay Lane, Coventry CV1 5RF

Tel: 024 7655 1855

Function Room Available

Our upstairs function room, with it's own dedicated bar, is now available to hire for your special occasion.
From numerous different buffet options to a bespoke set menu for a more intimate sit down meal, we can cater for almost any requirements that you could need!
We would love to host your event and make it a memorable one!
Interested? Give us a call on 024 7655 1855

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Day and Boxing Day : CLOSED
Dec 27th/28th/29th/30th/31st : Normal
New Years Day to 4th : CLOSED
January 5th : Back to normal!

Opening Hours

  • Mon : 11.30am - 9.00pm (Food 12-3, 5-8)
  • Tue - Thu : 11.30am - 11.00pm (Food 12-3, 5-8)
  • Fri - Sat : 11.00am - Midnight (Food 12-8)
  • Sun/Bank Hol. : 12.00am - 6:00pm (Food 12-4)

Coventry's most welcoming pub

simply serving fresh and tasty food,

great beers, lagers, spirits and a selection of wines.

The Golden Cross is the oldest pub in Coventry (One of the oldest in The Midlands). Built circa 1583, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st and established as a public house circa 1661, during the reign of Charles II (The year of his coronation). The Golden Cross boasts traditional Tudor features which include: jettied upper floors with exposed beams, the pub also features a Dragon Beam which makes it possible for the jettied floors to go around the corners. These historic features alone makes it worthwhile visiting The Golden Cross.

We don’t do SKY we don’t do BT Sport, but what we do is, convivial conversation, serve real ales from far and wide, a great selection of Gins from around the world, fabulous lagers, great ciders, a comprehensive wine list, wide choice of spirits, including local Gins, a selection of international bottled beers, soft drinks and of course teas and coffees. Oh yes, don’t forget our Gins including Gin of the month!

Our Food is all Traditional Homemade British Cuisine, some with a subtle twist. Our kitchen is also completely gluten free. Here at the Golden Cross, we have made it our mission to cater for people with dietary requirements. We are gradually making more things dairy free and cutting out the major 14 allergens when possible. As we make all of our dishes on site, if anyone has any specific requirements we will do our best to cater for them.

We have live music every Saturday downstairs from 9pm - 11pm, so those who prefer a quiet drink in Coventry’s oldest pub can enjoy a relaxing evening in comfort in the bar upstairs. We also have an open mic night every Tuesday between 8pm and 11pm. Every first Friday of the month we have an alternative DJ playing rock, punk, metal, ska and more! (Cancelled until further notice)

So come along to The Golden Cross Coventry’s oldest newest pub, everyone is welcome, enjoy the ambiance, the history, the company. Great food, great staff, great beers, great times..oh and great Gins.

Please be aware that some menu items may not be available at the time of your visit.

Christmas Menu is available from the 1st to 24th December. Please note that if you wish to book for the Christmas Menu, then please ONLY contact us on 02476551855 or via Facebook, so that we can take your food pre-order and deposit.

Golden Cross - Local Family Pub - CV1 - Christmas Menu

The menus above are only a small selection of what we have to offer. Please click the button below to download our complete menu including starters, burgers and desserts.


Golden Cross - Local Family Pub - CV1 - Live Music
Golden Cross - Local Family Pub - CV1 - Live Music Every Saturday and Tuesday

16th Feb

The Golden Fool Comedy Night (8pm)

17th Feb


24th Feb

Easy 3

2nd March


9th March

Dark Horses

16th March

Gareth Jones

23rd March

Tattoo Molly

30th March

Steve Faulkner

6th April

Dean Dovey

13th April


20th April

Rock Brakken


The Golden Cross

8 Hay Lane




024 7655 1855

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