Golden Cross Hotel14 Princess Street
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Reputed to be the oldest inn in town still in use. Known as the Sextry in 1495 due to its connections with old St Chads Church across the road, it has been the Golden Cross since 1780. Once a classic two room pub, there has been little structural alteration, but it is now a comfortable restaurant with a reputation for quality food. Both rooms are always laid out for meals, but drinkers are welcome outside the peak serving times (however, note that beer prices are somewhat higher than what one may expect). The decor is a little cluttered, though it suits the bistro feel the venue is trying to generate. Some might say it is wasted in its current role, it is potentially a gem of a pub.