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Bar, British, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visiting The Cross Keys. Great atmosphere, really friendly staff. Had a feeling of family, neighbors and friends. Had a wonderful Sunday Roast, nice presentation delicious and plentiful. We will be back!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024

A friendly and inviting pub. The staff were efficient and attentive but not overbearing so. As it was a Sunday, we ordered roast beef dinners. The beef was perfectly cooked and tender, the vegetables (of which there were four including cauliflower cheese), were cooked al...dente. For dessert we ordered chocolate brownie with ice cream and Biscoffi cheesecake. There was also the choice of salted caramel apple crumble. All desserts are homemade and the two we ordered were amazing. I recommend everyone to visit this pub if in the area. Well done to all staff, especially the talented patissier!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Took my wife and Grandchildren here for Sunday Lunch on Mother's Day and was very impressed with the meal. I had Lamb which was excellent with a great choice of vegetables and a cauliflower cheese to die for. Great value, good food and wonderful service....Paid a lot more for not as good food behind the Star. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

This pub is now family run.I do not mind microwave food in a pub,you get what you pay for but all the Keys food is now home made and the place is now clean and sparkling Worth a try now if you were disappointed in...the past.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

First Sunday Lunch at the cross-keys won’t be the last. Lovely home made food, generous portions. Good selection of deserts. Staff tentative ensuring you have everything needed to enjoy your meal. Would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

Called in for lunch. What a great find. The staff were really friendly. The food was freshly cooked and delicious. The deserts were homemade and seriously stunning. The owner was very attentive, and nothing was too much trouble. Prices were very reasonable. We will certainly...be coming back for more.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Ryan and Calum have transformed this place. We eat out at different pubs/restaurants every Sunday and this is one of the best Sunday dinners we have had. Service was impeccable too.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

Food wS awful under cooked Flys every where inside Spoke to manager who said its not a restaurant

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

Another great afternoon in the Cross Keys. Always a pleasure to come for food or just a drink. All the staff are very friendly and give you a warm welcome. Many thanks to Fay the manager and her team who have made this place a...pleasure to come too.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

The chips are frozen not home made. They weren't at all nice. The BBQ chicken & bacon melt was much lacking, not enough sauce although more was provided when requested. There was hardly any cheese. Not the usual tasty dish I'm used to. My husband...enjoyed the tikka although complained that the poppadoms were chewy. Thought it would be nicer as Dinas is such a lovely area but unfortunately not. Staff were accommodating, the waiting time however was a little long.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2022

This is a great local pub whether you're looking for a night out with friends or a family meal. The food and drinks are very reasonably priced, they have a great gin selection & the staff are always friendly.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Great real ales, come on CAMRA make a visit. Friendly staff always a good time. Regular customer, always my choice.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

Excellent service, good real ales. Friendly staff, visit every week. Amy Anne Dillon and Fay always make us welcome.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2021

Great selection of beer, decent food and always a good, welcoming atmosphere. A really good pub in the heart of Dinas

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

We visited this pub on a trip to Dina's Powys to see family and were welcomed instantly, we were treated so well by all of the staff. Our family and their friends even came down on another day to watch the rugby and were very...impressed too. Great food, great drink, great prices and friendly locals. We would definitely visit againMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4