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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

The Cross Keys has always been a welcoming and robust pub and it's reassuring to know in these uncertain times that some things remain unchanged. A homely, yet modern offering, there is a selection of refreshments to quench all palettes and the food on offer...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020

Visited this pub yesterday. They've put some sensible measures in place to keep everyone safe and the staff were brilliant. The food was really nice and it was great to return to a little bit of normality. Would thoroughly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch yesterday and ordered food. It took a lot longer to arrive than we expected, but we wish we hadn’t bothered. Apparently the menu is changing next week, so of course, lots of items were already unavailable (??). We settled on...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Popped in here for a few beers early afternoon as it’s right near to the ibis where we were staying for Stereophonics gig. I knew it was a good pub as I started a stag night there a few years ago. We loved there beers...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Mobile38943801066, General Manager at The Cross keys, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We do take pride in our top notch Navigation ales, so glad to hear you came back for them! We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Sammy.

Reviewed 28 January 2020

What can I say a good old fashioned pub. The staff and ambience are exceptional. Although the team is only young they have been excellently molded by the lovely young landlady Sammy. The food is excellent as is the selection of drinks on offer. Would...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Mobile38943801066, General Manager at The Cross keys, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2020

Hi Lynne, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We love hearing when our customers have a great experience and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Sammy.

Reviewed 19 January 2020

I visit this place regularly, it is always excellent. But today first serving of Sunday lunch surpassed even my expectations. With no bias this is probably one of the best pub menus around. Staff are excellent and the food is awesome. You won’t go wrong...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

My friend booked the upstairs room for our group’s Christmas meal. It was really excellent value for money and we all really enjoyed it. The service was spot on too - attentive but not intrusive.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Mobile38943801066, General Manager at The Cross keys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi Jane M, Thank you so much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your Christmas party and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Sammy.

Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Called in on my own for a late breakfast snack. The Keys used to be my absolute No.1 in the City. But over the last year or two the food had dropped off in quality, presentation and choice. I had Eggs Benedict. They were absolutely...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Mobile38943801066, General Manager at The Cross keys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi teddymybear, It's so lovely to hear you gave us another chance and can see the hard work we have put in to our dishes. We hope to see you more often now, especially with a new menu on the horizon... Many thanks, Sammy.

Reviewed 16 December 2019

We hired the room above the bar for the second time, having had such a great evening celebrating a friends 50th in Oct. Having already enjoyed the festivities in Nottingham we arranged through Sammy another meal upstairs for a Christmas party and secret Santa for...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Mobile38943801066, General Manager at The Cross keys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi Saul, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We really appreciate your kind words and I will be sure to pass them on to Kara! See you soon for more celebrations! Many thanks, Sammy.

Reviewed 8 December 2019

Great atmosphere, good choice of beer and equally important attentive staff offering excellent service with a smile.

Date of visit: December 2019
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We booked for Sunday lunch, sat upstairs in nice room. Prices reasonable and food very good!
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    The Cross keys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5