The Ancrum Cross Keys

The Ancrum Cross Keys

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
17:00 - 22:00
Thu
17:00 - 22:00
Fri
16:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles195 reviews
Excellent
127
Very good
40
Average
17
Poor
7
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Colin W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Very high quality food, well-prepared, served with a smile. Chef able to vary the dish to suit, if required, too. Atmosphere very welcoming, with the staff being communicative and responsive. Particularly enjoyed the gnocchi main, which was one of the tastiest pasta dishes that I have had in a long time.
Written 22 February 2020
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Captainfracasse
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
We have eaten at the Ancrum Cross Keys in the evenings before. We are big fans so when they announced that they were starting full Sunday roast we jumped at the chance and were completely blown away by the quality, scale and variety within this hearty traditional feast. Superb beef, well rested and a mass of different veg along with a large perfect Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Great local beer or wine. Really good food from a skilled, committed and generous chef. I can’t wait to have it again. Their usual menu (also great) was available as well. Worth a trip with plenty of parking directly outside on the charming village green. This is a real Borders pub. Priceless.
Written 30 January 2022
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Lois Mackie
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
CANNOT RECOMMEND the Cross Keys enough. We had the best night out ever. The ribs/wings were beyond what we expected and it was so delicious. Can’t wait for the next one! Go Go Go
Written 18 January 2020
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Lynne
Scottish Borders161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We were put onto the Cross Keys by Born in Scotland site up the road. I have to say I expected better. We were seated in a soulless room, which appeared to be a former store room. No one else in the room. We were shown a menu which was to be honest quite basic. We were on the verge of leaving when the young lass who delivered our drinks answered our query that we were looking for Sunday lunch. She then said oh yes, we have roast beef. Would have been nice to have been given the info earlier. We had our lunch. Thee was plenty of it, but I found it all a bit overcooked, and not very warm. The cutlery has seen better days, one tiny sachet of salt and pepper each, horseradish offered after I'd started eating. No, it just didn't measure up
Written 9 August 2021
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Shona M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
We had Sunday lunch here today and the whole experience was brilliant. Plenty parking, friendly and attentive staff, very dog friendly and the food was superb. Huge portions of roast beef, excellent home made yorkie and plenty of brilliant beautifully cooked veg. Will definitely be back again!
Written 6 March 2022
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Gordon P
Jedburgh5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Excellent family meal last night. Very impressive menu and all our choices (prawns, souflee, see bass and burger) were skilfully cooked, presented and served by friendly and welcoming staff. Good value for money. Thank you to Lesley and all the Cross Keys team
Written 31 March 2024
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Ellie J
Perth26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
A small menu but really tasty food. We had the aranncini and soup to start then we all had burgers. Nice hand cut chips with skins on and seasoned, burgers with all the trimmings. Couldn’t manage pudding but we’ve booked to go back later in our stay. Only open Friday-Sunday at the moment and atmosphere isn’t maybe what it could be due to social distancing etc. Beautiful big garden too which we had a look around, fingers crossed for the weather so we can sit out next time.
Written 26 August 2020
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Pamela N
Hawick44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
I was treated to lunch by my family for a special family reunion Sunday lunch. They all enjoyed an amazing roast dinner while I had salmon. There were also some very tempting salad choices and the deserts were amazing too! The chef and staff were first class and there were complimentary drinks for Mother’s Day. The pub/ restaurant is very traditional and attractive and we were delighted to discover the large garden at the rear where we took our drinks to enjoy in the sun. Highly recommend, first class pub food and we will return.
Written 28 March 2022
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RachGloves
Galashiels326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Been meaning to try here for a while and it didn't disappoint. Staff were friendly and chatty. Christmas menu had lots of choice, all the food we had was amazing, goats cheese starter was fab!! Peppercorn sauce to die for with the steak really tasty! We will definitely be back (soon hopefully)!
Written 3 December 2023
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DougieE992
Kelso158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I was cycling past on a cold Sunday and thought “that looks interesting “ . So I pulled over, put on a mask and headed inside. My order for a half pint and a packet of crisps was taken outside and that’s where I settled down for a short break. Good beer and first class service. Good hygiene measures in place and paid the £2.50 bill with Applepay. Not their biggest sale! but I was made very welcome. I will return for a full family meal some day.
Written 19 October 2020
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Daisy429
Jedburgh63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
The beer 'Foxy Blonde' / now called 'Blonde' was a completely different colour to how I remember it. Is it 'Amber', is it 'Dark Horse' - it is NOT Blonde, but is described as Blonde. The brewery owner owes the pub - does he not know?
Written 20 May 2022
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Caroline L
Jedburgh3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Called in without a booking hoping there would be a free table .... We were in luck and had Sunday.Roast dinner. with a lovely bottle of Merlot great way to end the weekend in a lovely cozy environment.
Written 6 February 2020
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friedfish86
Rochdale125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
Absolute gem of a find! The service was faultless with the perfect balance of attentiveness and leaving you in peace to enjoy it all. I think the gent who looked after us was called Brian, and he's an asset! Our 2 dogs were made very welcome too. The food was superb! We had the goats cheese and black pudding tart and the butternut squash and toasted almond soup to start. The tart was perfect, really nice and the soup was absolutely beautiful! We both had steaks for main which were cooked perfectly, accompanied by onion rings which were to die for! Dessert was a baileys crème brûlée and a chocolate brownie, which again were delicious. The price was fairly unbelievable at around £80 for everything including a few drinks. The pub itself is lovely, with a nice clean and modern feel. Toilets were spotless and the music was great! If we're ever lucky enough to be passing through again we'll definitely rush back!
Written 20 November 2021
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Nevis G
Edinburgh6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Easter Sunday Lunch/Birthday Celebration - we’d been looking for somewhere in the area that would be able to accommodate 5 adults, 3 kids and a dog :-) We were seated in a side lounge/restaurant that was suitable of a party of our size and the dog, it was comfortable, fresh and rustic. The staff were great, we were seated and a drinks order taken, menus given etc etc. We chose just two courses from a fab menu, Roast Lamb, Roast beef, Burger, fish and Chip and puds Lemon Tart, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Creme Brûlée, ice creams were our choices. You could tell the food was freshly cooked and prepared and great care taken with the presentation. The Vegetables for the Roast dinners served seperate, which is in our eyes great so your not over faced with too much on your plate, plus I didn’t have to eat the veg I don’t care much for 🤣. There was no rush for us to leave our table which sometimes can happen in restaurants. Front of house team very friendly and even willingly sang Happy Birthday to the birthday boy. When we are back in the area, we will most certainly be visiting again. Thank you
Written 9 April 2024
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Derek
Edinburgh15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Excellent friendly, service, great food. Had coffee(s) and a main meal. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for good food & very reasonably priced to boot.
Written 17 December 2023
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