The Cross Guns

Butlerstown, Navan C15C659
$$ European Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

Led by Owners, Dermot McDonnell and James Sharkey our ambition is a simple one - to exceed the expectations every customer may have about the humble Gastropub. By working with local suppliers, and employing local faces to deliver the friendliest service he ensures that his customers come back again and again. Serving food Wednesday to Sunday, the traditional Irish Bar is also open on those days. Whether you're looking for a quick bite to take a break from the road or a quiet meal for two, or even a larger group our restaurant is ideal for any occasion.

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Business Info

  • Address: Butlerstown, Navan C15C659
  • Cross Street: Castletown
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | European | Thai |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: +353469001918
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Chef’s Table, Gay / Lesbian, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Christmas Week
Dec. 20, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021 All Day 12:00 - 0:30
Christmas Eve
Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 25, 2021 Dinner 12:00 - 22:00
Christmas Week
Dec. 27, 2021 - Dec. 30, 2021 All Day 12:00 - 23:30

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Dining - Outdoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Dinner - Indoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Thursday
Dining - Outdoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Dinner - Indoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Friday
Lunch - Outdoor Dining 12:00 - 16:00
Lunch - Indoor Dining 12:00 - 17:00
Dinner - Outdoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Dinner - Indoor Dining 17:00 - 20:45
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Saturday
Lunch - Indoor Dining 12:00 - 16:00
Lunch - Outdoor Dining 13:30 - 16:00
Dining - Outdoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Dinner - Indoor Dining 16:00 - 20:45
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Lunch - Outdoor Dining 12:00 - 16:00
Lunch - Indoor Dining 13:30 - 16:00
Dining - Outdoor Dining 16:00 - 20:30
Dinner - Indoor Dining 17:00 - 20:45
Event - The Venue 1:00 - 12:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.73 out of 5 stars based on 554 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2021
Shane B.
Steak is lovely, staff are lovely. Chef sent out a prestarter to try. Table was decorated for our anniversary dinner. Great Evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2021
Dagger C.
100%. A try for everyone. Definitely going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2021
Michelle C.
Excellent service from start to finish, we will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 04, 2021
Leanne S.
Beautiful food. Impeccable service. Restaurant is absolutely stunning!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2021
Laurence C.
I've just come in from New York and went to dinner with my family here in Ireland. I was very impressed with the ordering process the attention of the staff and of course the food and the ambience were just awesome. I've already told some of the friends I grew up with here about your place and you should be having more guests. We certainly will visit when I come back in the spring time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2021
Claire T.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit - food and service fantastic & very helpful & friendly staff- would like a more varied dessert menu!!!!! but wouldn’t fault it for that. Thank you. We will be back !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2021
Rosaleen M.
We loved everything about it .The waitresses especially Grace was so friendly. Food was fantastic and atmosphere fantastic also .we cant wait to go back. Thank you all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2021
Tom M.
Everything was perfect felt safe plenty of space between the table very friendly staff our waitress Leanna made sure we were well looked after also like to thank James for the nice touch it was our anniversary and dermot for his time to make sure everything was perfect the food was excellent as usual plenty of everything no complaints at all just a beautiful evening spent at the cross guns will be back next week

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2021
Martina M.
What a beautiful restaurant, the service was super friendly and incredibly efficient . The food was simply delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2021
Tom B.
Food was excellent. Staff really friendly and efficient. Very comfortable.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2021
Berniece C.
The Food and Staff were amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2021
Wendy P.
We wanted an outdoor table and we were given one. It was a bit hilarious because the rain was pouring down and it wasn't warm but the staff moved a gas flame into our section, which was cheery. We had rugs so were cosy. We ordered steak on a stone. Turned out to be an excellent choice in terms of how tasty it was and because the stone was radiating heat

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2021
Linda W.
Absolute gem of a find, everything from start to finish was excellent. Could not fault it in any way. Definitely will be on our calendar for a visit every few weeks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Isobell L.
Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely venue

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2021
Sharon D.
Can't believe this place is literally on my doorstep. Only 15 mins away . Staff could not have been more friendly. Food was delish

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 01, 2021
Lindsey W.
Great food, service as always. Great new outdoor/indoor dining experience, well done.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2021
Tommy F.
While we visited on a warm day, it was an Excellent outdoor setup which was very cosy & extremely well laid out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 19, 2021
Martin D.
loved the food overall but dessert was a little disappointing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
John B.
Elephant experience in this establishment

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2021
Fiona M.
Excellent, we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 09, 2020
Shauna F.
Really enjoyed our Sunday Lunch in the cross guns. Really want to emphasize how amazing the staff are especially with our 1 year old son. Every one of them made an effort to talk to him and say hello and made our experience very enjoyable. The food was absolutely gorgeous, large portions. Really loved the decor however I thought it was a little dark in the bar where we had food but that's a personal preference for brighter lights. Will definitely be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2020
Brid Q.
Always lovely food and staff always happy to help. Great little place xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2020
Lynn M.
It was overly loud but that was due to the restaurant goers and not the staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Samantha T.
Everything was amazing..love this place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Eileen M.
Very enjoyable, excellent food and lovely staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Patricia M.
Only issue I had was the signs on road said you were open Wednesday - sunday and we had booked for Tuesday . I was a bit worried For those few mins that we had booked and you would not be open . Lovely experience and very Covid responsible.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Maggie M.
We had a super night, excellent food, service was outstanding the staff was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend to family and friends. Only one small suggestions - baby potatoes on the menu

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
John K.
First time visiting here and by all accounts excellent provisions are in place to make you feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings and let you enjoy the beautiful food. Well done to all involved. Just a little note to say that a extra bit of lighting would have been handy as we forgot to take the glasses and found it a little dark to read the menu but otherwise 10/10

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Rachel C.
I went for food with my husband a few weeks ago and was put sitting at a table for 2 with the blue separator, it was very claustrophobic and I couldn't wait to eat my food and just leave, I think had they been clear it wouldntfeel so bad. However the goods everything else was 100% I wanted to go back as I just love the place and the food is delicious.. so I'm sorry to say i booked a table for 3 people for sat night (for 3 of us) so I had a little extra room and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I just wanted to maybe let you know thar the clear perspex would make it seem more breathable especially for groups of 2 .. as my husband wouldn't come back with me because of it. But we will be back as soon as restrictions are lifted and thank you for a lovely meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Niamh S.
The food, service and atmosphere was perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Gillian M.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Anne Marie M.
Fantastic experience COVID style. Food was lovely. Staff were fantastic. Highly recommend!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Bridie H.
Thank you Cross Guns staff, everything was excellent. My little party enjoyed the whole experience, cannot fault a thing. Well done with your Covid 19 safety measures. I’ve told anyone who’ll listen. Good luck to you all, keep safe xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Martina M.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening. We were there for the bingo to win a free dinner which was great fun although we didn’t win.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Fiona W.
Fantastic meal friendly staff would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
John Paul O.
Had a fab evening - great food/wine, excellent service, lovely staff. Dermot is a great host and has created a wonderful venue for the locality.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Liz L.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented and special requests were catered for with no fuss. They have put alot of effort into social distancing for covid. Tables are well spaced and have screens and staff were all wearing masks. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2020
Lisa W.
Food was fantastic as always, Dermot has gone to great measures to make sure his staff and customers feel safe while dining.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2020
David H.
Everyone and everything was fab

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2020
Avila K.
Fabulous- we’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2020
Maria K.
Really enjoyed our evening in the cross guns and we all felt very safe,a big thank you to sinead our server who was very professional and courteous during our visit!cant wait to return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2020
Ciara T.
Brilliant evening! Food delicious and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2020
Tracey M.
Really fab evening grrat effort to make us welcome. Delicious options on the new menu - steak on a stone a real hit. Managing social distancing was perfect. Very hospitable and friendly lovely staff as ever. Well done Dermot and your team on a great reopening. Love the new landscsping will be lovely for summer al fresco dining.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 23, 2021
Patricia H.
Fabulous venue. Impressed by COVID management, friendliness, professionalism, menu choices, allergy indicator, service and food. Lovely restaurant. Cant wait to go back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 12, 2021
Maureen B.
lovely food good value good portions . Only thing i didn't like was the lighting very bad had to read menu with light from phone

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 28, 2021
Nives C.
We had a lovely family dinner here, food was very nice and enjoyed by all

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 05, 2021
Catherine C.
Had a very enjoyable visit to the Cross Guns.Lovely staff and great food,will definitely go back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 06, 2021
Veronica P.
Food was superb, staff very friendly and prompt. Very well done for social distancing and outside dining, even in the rain. Will def be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 16, 2020
Deborah F.
Great as always

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 03, 2020
Roisin P.
Our Servers Leanne and Hannah were very efficient, friendly and obliging! The Quiz was lots of fun and even better that we won! Well done girls