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The Cross Keys

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34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
+44 1904 655082
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice enough place but were disappointed that after we had sat down at only 7pm only to be told the kitchen was closed. Despite the fact that others were still eating and that another party were being served. Pity that

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a quite early evening meal for us. We did consider several other pubs but this was the most presentable in our opinion. Our food and drinks met our expectations and the service was good. We nearly returned on the Thursday but that was...More

Thank WanderingsAscent
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for the review, we're very pleased you chose us out of all the other pubs around the area! Sorry about the Thursday, it can get a little mad around race time across the whole of York, so hopefully you'll forgive us for...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Midday half term the bar is packed but the staff at this place found time to have a chat and make you feel welcome. It only seemed right to try a hot pie here as it is a specialist pie pub. Lovely little hot pork...More

Thank Claire T
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Claire thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed our Pork Pie. Next time you visit why not try our Chicken, ham hock, cheese pie which is one of my favourites. MT

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered the mixed grill and the lentil cottage pie, Waited over 45 mins for the food to arrive.. I did have to go to the bar to make sure they’d not forgotten us.. when the food finally arrived my mixed grill was missing peas and...More

Thank John P
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear John thank you for your review, it is a shame that you did not let us know when we did our check back that you were unhappy with your food as we could have rectified this for you at the time. We are pleased...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

£9.95 for vegetarian sausages which are the same texture as the mash, with gravy. That’s it. Crazy small portion.

Thank Charlie K
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you Charlie for your review Our vegetarian sausages are very popular and we feel that our menu offer well balanced portions. JM

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We called in for an evening meal to this lovely old pub. The meal was very enjoyable and the host welcoming and friendly. I would recommend The Cross Keys.

Thank LeicestershireKaren
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visited here on several locations for Sunday lunch. Am reluctant to write a review in case it becomes very popular but it really is a great Sunday lunch, love it. Only thing I would say is it could do with being a bit hotter.More

Thank Queenie099
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi, Thanks for the feedback, we'll take it on board and see what we can do about helping our food hold heat longer. It may be something as simple as making sure the gantry lights are kept warmer. Thanks for taking the time and leaving...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is turning into my favourite pub in York. Jack the manager is a delight. He recommended the venison pie for lunch and he kept our glasses charged all afternoon. I cannot think of a better pub than this.

Thank Brendan S
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Brendan, Glad you enjoyed your pie, did you know we have a new pie menu, starting today! So hopefully you'll come back and visit us, you will not be disappointed! JM

Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visited here with family on Friday Evening for a few pints with family before going for a family meal close bye. Good selection of real ales and reasonably priced also.

Thank JakeYork
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Jake Thanks for the review glad to see you enjoyed our selection of ales and its always nice when we see someone loves our prices! Thanks again AF

Reviewed 24 February 2018

We called in recently for a beer. They have a good range of beers but no prices printed up anywhere. I asked if I could have a pint that was less than £4 a pint and was told that I'd be lucky to get a...More

2  Thank Mr L
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks for your review hopefully I can clarify a few points. Our price list is at the end of the bar as this is a legal requirement but I take on board what you raised and will put a second list up. Real ale is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 655082
You will find The Cross Keys in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Station, York Minster and Yorvik Viking Centre - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Cross Keys is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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