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The Cross Keys

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Reviews (233)
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LanguageEnglish
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All reviews steak pie yorkshire pud sticky toffee pudding potatoes hamsterley forest the pub sunday lunch fresh vegetables specials board real ale cooked to perfection portion sizes booked a table plenty of choice trampoline ales pint
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most fantastic meal last night for valentine's Day. Restaurant was decorated in the most fantastic way. The food was to die for. Sevice first class. Has added to my brownie points.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clive G
Reviewed 9 December 2018

15 of us really well fed, efficiently and pleasantly served.! The crackers were interesting in that they were for the charity Shelter. Usual hat and joke, but a picture of the toy included with a note to say that the money had gone instead to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DENIZENDINER
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

The Keys is one of our regular haunts. Tonight I have had Chicken in Asparagus Sauce from the specials menu for supper. All I can say is, 'If its on, order it!' Absolutely delicious and far beyond what you'd expect from a village pub. First...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MightyMiss
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Traditional pub food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and a good selection of beers and ales. Exactly what was needed after our walk around hamsterley forest.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank simonleeds13
Reviewed 1 November 2018

First time eating at Cross Keys and I have to congratulate and compliment all staff. One of our party had a garlic issue and this was handled so professionally. The staff checked to see what did or did not contain garlic to our complete satisfaction....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sue F
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were cycling the W2W Coast to Coast and had a great stay at the Cross Keys. Very helpful staff, friendly locals and delivery cious food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Called in on the off chance it was open as had not been for a long time and to our suprise it was. Food still just as good if not better. Hubby and father in law has whale of fish and said it was delicious,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mrsmaflintoff
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is a good place for a typical 'pub' meal. Nothing fancy or pretentious about the food and the beer was good. The menu was typical and the steak pie had a 'home-made' taste to it along with the accompanying gravy and potatoes. My wife...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank geofflancs
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch , about 2.30 to 3 ish, we've been here for tea a few times lately and the food was lovely. This Sunday lunch tasted like leftovers. Burnt Yorkshire pud, mound of mash hidden by beef ( you would get more in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stewyou63
Suzy H, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

hi sorry you were disapointed but i wish you would have said something at the time instead of putting it on here we would of gladly replaced things, but no people just like to complain after the event and nothing can be done about it...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We booked last minute for a meal on a busy Saturday night. I am diary free, and a young lady in a white shirt was very attentive to my needs. We will be back to enjoy the lovely food!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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linyjon
3 July 2018|
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Response from UkJabba | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs in the beer garden, not sure about the pub itself
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la51nda
14 February 2017|
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Response from Vanessa C |
yes the cross Keys is dog friendly
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Response from fisherman890 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but you could phone and ask on 01388488457
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