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Cross Keys

££ - £££, British,
43 Main Street | Upton, Newark-on-Trent NG23 5SY, England
+44 1636 813269
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moules” (6 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
43 Main Street | Upton, Newark-on-Trent NG23 5SY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in on our way home for a meal. What a lovely, cosy pub with welcoming, friendly service and lots of lovely Gin! A wide menu selection at value for money prices. I had the moules, which came in a humongous casserole, cooked to perfection...More

1  Thank AliF881
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a reunion here with my university friends. The food was superb and the service was attentive but not intrusive. The range of fish dishes on the specials board is excellent. The landlord advised on choice of dishes and made several recommendations...More

2  Thank Fussysauce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times for Sunday lunch and always enjoyed our meal. Alison and Steve make you feel really welcome as they do to everyone who comes in. Lovely atmosphere. It's not only the lunch that is good we have tried pie night...More

3  Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Thought we would, for me at least, try somewhere new. So, we tried "The Keys" at Upton. I had grilled Swordfish, with stir fried vegetables. Loved it! Really loved it. Lovely atmosphere, full of character and something more than mere charm. This area is blessed...More

2  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were recommended to visit here by our neighbours so decided to ask them to join us for a meal on a Saturday evening. The menu choice was very limited and had little choice for vegetarians. I was amazed to see starter and main course...More

5  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have been going to the Cross Keys for a number of years and it has been consistently good. Beer is available from their own brewery, which makes it interesting for beer lovers and the food is generally excellent.

1  Thank ColinFergusson
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Had another be awesome meal but this time with my daughter & 2 grandchildren who loved the smaller portions of the adults meals. Plenty of fresh vegetables were on offer and my youngest granddaughter loved the squeaky green beans 😂 practically eating them all to...More

2  Thank miamunchkin
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Never ceases to disappoint in this lovely little pub!! Food once again was amazing and not your average 'pub grub' even at lunchtime! Everything is cooked from scratch so it does take a teeny bit longer but trust me it's well worth the wait. My...More

2  Thank gordon s
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We called in on our way to Newark station. Lovely pub, how they used to be, that is friendly , nice atmosphere and good food. Plenty of menu choice , super meal and great home made sweets . We had a great meal and relaxing...More

3  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Thanks to the Cross Keys we had a great Mothering Sunday, There were 12 of us so a large party, they asked if we would like the 'room upstairs', I was thrilled she suggested it as it worked out great for the children. The Food...More

2  Thank Jacqueline M
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Andrea P
19 June 2017|
Response from miamunchkin | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are very dog friendly! Each time I have been there are often dogs in the bar area 😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Main Street | Upton, Newark-on-Trent NG23 5SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 813269
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A friendly, warm atmosphere in which to enjoy great home cooked, fresh food which is locally sourced where possible and lovingly prepared by our French Chef who has a penchant for Fish Dishes.
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