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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Our 1st trip into Liverpool City Centre of the new year saw us pick out several of our favourite pubs to visit ,at the top of our list was The Cross Keys Pub . This tucked away back street boozer is a gem of a...pub ,housed in a great looking building, the interior is superb, traditional as it gets ,a solid wood serving bar dominates the main room, pubby decor and furnishings, big screens to enjoy the sport and plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub both inside and upstairs on their upstairs outside terrace,it's just a wonderful pub that's great to chill out in. We got here at midday as the pub opened up for the day so we were the first customers of the day so we could really appreciate what a great looking pub this is ,a quick study of their real ale's which is always really good and we both opted to have pale ale's from Horizon Brewery, these were served in pristine condition, we chilled out and planned out the day ahead while sipping our pale ale's. My pale ale was really good, well balanced, hoppy but not overhopped, hints of toffee, a delicious aroma and aftertaste with a slight bitter finish, a classic British pale ale served in a classic British back street boozer, it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality brew and sat with my twin brother, best beer companion in the world. We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to The Cross Keys Pub we had a wonderful time. The Cross Keys Pub is easy to locate along Earle Street. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday, open from midday. A wonderful pub that's well worth seeking out if you're in the area or planning to visit Liverpool.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

The Cross Keys on Earle street is a brilliant local pub that offer's an excellent range of food and drinks and is a hidden gem.This is a fantastic pub that's housed in a fantastic building'the interior has a really traditional pub interior with many interesting...feature's throughout it's interior. There's many interesting fixtures and great seating option's and a brilliant terrace and its a pub that me and my twin brother have visited hundred's of times over the years as it offer's a superb range of cask ales.When we visited here it wasn't particularly full but there where a few locals in here who where watching the FA cup.On our visit we had a few glasses of cask ale which were brilliant and well priced. This is a superb pub thats well worth a visit and very easy to find from Moorfields train station its a short walk away.(This is my 3rd of the Cross Keys). Opening Hours. Monday-Saturday-12.00-23.00. Sunday-12.00-19.00. Public Transport. Moorfields Train Station.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

The staff were very slow at serving the food was very very cold and you can tell it came out of the microwave. The pie was rockhard and the filling was very very dry. The peas were shrivelled up. There were very few chips. The...food was awful and I mean awful There needs to be an overhaul of the chef or the menu, because the food made our group very ill and we were very disappointed it was expensive. We ordered a steak sandwich which came between two bits of white bread brought from the supermarket. It was an awful experience all round. The chef is not worth making a meal for a dogMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in with our dog for a few drinks before closing time, lovely wee place, a bit rough around the edges but the barman couldn’t have been more friendlier (wish I had asked his name). If you were on shift Thursday...28th December many thanks for your hospitality.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Absolute dump. Stunk to high heaven when you walked in. Toilets are foul. Needs a deep clean on the carpets to get that stench out. Barman as miserable as sin. Not a nice place.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Excellent service, good pub lunch, very good pint of Speckled Hen. The service was outstanding despite the place being very busy - one multitasking barman looking after everyone, and despite the warning food would take 25 minutes it took less than 15 minutes which was...perfectly acceptable. Scampi and chips were good too.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

We called in here last Monday night and had a lovely welcome......if your looking for a friendly pub full of history and a landlord who doesn't mind spending time showing you around this is the place to be.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2021

Good Pale Ale on hand pump. Good variety of other drink on pump and in bottles. Decent prices. Service was friendly and unintrusive.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

One of Liverpools best back street boozers is The Cross Keys Pub ,a wonderful pub that because of the various lockdowns I haven't been able to visit for ages. This is a wonderful looking pub ,a solid wood serving bar dominates the main room, pubby...decor and furnishings, tv's and big screens to enjoy the sport, a back room plus a beer garden, upstairs there's an upstairs outside terrace, all in all its a great pub to chill out in. We were here on a Thursday afternoon, greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of the staff, we track and traced and sanitised our hands were we where allocated a table, we both ordered a real ale each, we chose pale ales ,these were served in excellent condition, we just kicked back, chilled out and took in the great pub we were in. My pale ale was really good, a crisp, well balanced pale ale with a big hit of hops, hints of toffee and a delicious aroma, a proper classic British pale ale. We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here, only stayed for the one each before moving on and as on every other visit to here we had a great time. The Cross Keys Pub is easy to locate along Earle Street. Opening hours are; Monday to Saturday, Midday till 11pm. Sunday, Midday till 7pm. A great pub ,one I highly recommend you check out if you're in the area around Old Hall Street.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

Visited Liverpool to stay at the Radisson hotel. The Cross Keys is situated just around the corner. The staff are amazing going above & beyond to accommodate us especially Neil who helped sort out a table for us. My only complaint is that the Crosskeys...is not local to our Somerset home. If visiting this area please pop in & taste the atmosphere of this pub that stands out against the modern bricks & mortar.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021 via mobile

The Cross Keys on Earle street is an excellent pub in the city centre that offers a fantastic food and drinks range.A very historic pub with many item's adorning the walls of Liverpools old boxing arena on St Paul's and many other interesting fixtures in...this superb pub. The Cross Keys is one of those pubs that we have visited hundreds of times as there cask ale range is fantastic but on this occasion due to no fault of the pub they hadn't any cask ale on and so when we visited we opted to have a Guinness. The Guinness was excellent and well priced and I can honestly say as good a Guinness as any Irish pub I have visited in the city centre. The Cross Keys is a fantastic pub and it's good to see it open again and we will visit again in the not to distant future. Very easy to locate from Edmund Street bus stop you walk along Edmund street and turn left onto Earle street .(This is my second review of the Cross Keys). Opening Hours. Monday-11.00-22.00. Tuesday-Saturday-11.30-23.00. Sunday-12.00-21.00. Hours May Differ From Above Due To The Covid 19 Restrictions. Nearest Bus Stop. Edmund street bus stop. Nearest Train Station. Moorfields train station.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Left after how rude the staff were. Imagine mocking a 65 year old woman whilst out with her family....

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2020

Was a regular at this pub between 1985 - 2007 when working in Liverpool. First time back since 2007 under very different circumstances. A pub in the finincial sector of the city, not very busy but the staff were friendly. Just the one before moving...off. I think this would be a busy pub under normal circumstances.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

The Cross Keys Is An Historic Old Pub And Is Without Doubt One Of The Best Real Ale Pubs In Liverpool City Centre.This Pub Is A Bit Out Of The Way But Well Worth Visiting As They Offer A Fantastic Food And Drinks Menu In...Comfortable Surroundings.This Is A Fairly Big Pub With An Open-Plan Interior With Many Interesting Fixtures That Relate To The Beatles And John Lennon And Is A Great Place To Watch Live Sport.There Are Great Seating Options And A Patio Area Is Located Up A Spiral Staircase With Superb Seating Options.This Is A Classic Old Back Street Boozer With Bags Of Character And When We Visited We Were The First Ones In Here'We Gave Our Details For The Track And Trace And Entered The Pub.This Is My First Visit To The Cross Keys For Well Over A Year And Bar For The Signs And Displays For The Coronaviris Everything Was How It Was The Last Time I Visited.We Sat In The Main Room Of The Pub And Ordered From One Of The Friendly Staff Members A Few Glasses Of Wainwrights Brewery Pale Ales Which Were Excellent And Price Wise On A Par With Other Pubs And Bars In This Area Of The City Centre.This Is A Fantastic Pub And One Of A Dying Breed Of Pubs That In My Opinion Can Be Truly Classed As Back Street Boozers And One Well Worth Going To.Fairly Easy To Locate From Moorfields Train Station You Turn Right On Moorfields Then Left Onto Tithebarn Street And Then A Right Bixteth Street Then A Left Turn On Edmund Street And Right Onto Earle Street A Couple Of Minutes Walk.(This Is My First Review Of The Cross Keys). Opening Hours. Monday-11.00-22.00. Tiesday-Saturday-11.30-23.00. Sunday-12.00-21.00.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

This was my first visit to The Cross Keys Pub since the coronavirus lockdown restrictions were lifted on July 4th and its nice to report the pub is still serving great real ale's. I love the look of the pub ,the interior is superb, a...light and airy look,a solid wood serving bar, tv's to enjoy the sport, great decor and furnishings including some great paintings adorning the walls and there's plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub both inside and outside on their upstairs outside terrace, its just one really cool pub that I always look forward to visiting. My twin brother Stephen and I were here on a Saturday morning, we got here as the pub opened at midday so we were in fact the first customers of the day, we gave our details of name, phone number or email address to assist with the governments track and trace system and then sanitised our hands before ordering a real ale each ,we both chose Wainwrights pale ale,these were served in excellent condition ,we got a nice table were we just kicked back and took in the great pub we were in. My pale ale was really good, a crisp,well balanced pale ale with a big hit of hops, hints of caramel a great aroma, very easy to drink, a classic British pale ale, my twin brother Stephen also gave me a thumbs up to his real ale. We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to here we had a great time. The Cross Keys Pub is easy to locate along Earle Street. Opening hours are; Monday to Friday, 11am till 11pm. Saturday, Midday till 11pm. Sunday, Midday till 7pm. A great pub,if your in the area most definitely well worth a visit .More

Date of visit: August 2020
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