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The Cross Keys

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Saunders Road | Bishop Auckland, Hamsterley DL13 3PX, England
+44 1388 488457
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely homemade food. We go often and are never disappointed. Reasonably priced and plenty of choice

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Thank Ashley C
Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Good service. Meals very reasonably priced. Lovely food we will certainly be back. The combo starter - not a bit of grease left on the plate .

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Thank sharon m
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have eaten at this pub and had a lovely meal. The service being great and the people really friendly. The bar has a good selection of drinks including guest beers. All in all a really nice experience. I would highly recommend it.

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1 Thank susanstanwix
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I went to the Cross Keys today with the local art group, and had a wonderful meal. The staff couldn't do enough to help, and produced coffee, mince pies and sweets afterwards. Thank you everyone. Merry Christmas x

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2 Thank Alison M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly welcoming staff. Had a haggis and black pudding stack to start which was lovely. The main was roast lamb, cooked perfectly served with roast and mashed potatoes, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower cheese, mushy peas Yorkshire and gravy. More than I could handle. Excellent value for money and a perfectly cooked meal. Definitely be back soon

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2 Thank aaa885
Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice little place , we thought we would try it out on our bikes , very nice didn't try food , drinks were good , we find loads of little gems out and about

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1 Thank Diamonds_n_leather
Leigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Booked a 6 night stay at a local cottage 3 minutes walk away. On arrival at the cottage we looked at the visitors book and each comment said do try the Cross Keys as the food is lovely. etc etc.... We walked to the pub to see if they allowed dogs in- we were assured yes we could eat in... More 

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1 Thank julie c
West Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I booked in a party of six. It seems as though the owner or staff are new. Three young people served us and we were allowed to slightly change items on the menu. We all enjoyed our varied choices. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Three members of this party sent me glowing comments. I will return.

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1 Thank GSimps0n
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

we went to the cross keys on sunday24 sept having booked a table. I ordered the beef, wife got the lamb and my 10 yr old daughter got the turkey. all 3 meals had plenty of meat on, large Yorkshire pudding wit mashed potato. in seperate bowls came swede, carrots, mushy peas and a bowl with broccoli and cauliflour cheese.... More 

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1 Thank ray l l
Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst having a sherk off work myself and the wife jumped in the car with the view of stopping at the first village pub from home. This was it. Small lunch menu but great food and really nice staff. Recommended!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saunders Road | Bishop Auckland, Hamsterley DL13 3PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hamsterley
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 488457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?