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“What A Shame!!!”
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Cross Keys Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Selkirk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 May 2014

After going up to the Ettrick valley for 2 years now I have occasionally used this place as a quick stop off, on the way to or from the caravan site that I use. After todays visit I will no longer be going.
The menu has deteriorated, prices are ridiculously high for what there is available. The staff are polite and quick to deal with your order but what was not a good thing is there was no childrens food menu just half portions of what was on the main board.
There used to be lovely menu and the chef if asked would make up a vegetarian dish.
I was so disappointed when we left and will not be returning to this pub.
Such a Shame!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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7  Thank Sun74ever
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We popped into this lovely country pub for a drink, without plans to eat, but whilst enjoying the drink, the aroma of fresh, homemade cooking was too much to resist, so we had dinner a bit earlier than we'd planned! It was delicious. It's a great wee place, very traditional, with staff who make you feel very welcome. There are lots of antiques, and unusual bits and pieces all around to look at, which open up all sorts of conversation, some reminding us of childhood and grandparents, which was lovely.
We'll be back, thanks to Margaret and her exceptional team!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I have eat at restaurants all over Britain. By far the food and service in this quaint busy little inn by far meets and blows expectations out the water. The feelings towards the food is hard to put into words. Exceptional springs to mind, to top it off Staff were very warm and welcoming.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank ShaneRobertson95
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is the most fantastic pub we have ever visited! Me & my partner came here most nights on our stay to Scotland. We unfortunately hadn't booked rooms here and were staying somewhere else ( 20 mins away). But we both agreed we would have much rather stayed here! The landlady was very chatty and helpful and accommodating. And the chef served the most amazing food we'd ever had. He had so many interesting stories and life ex ( Salmon was gorgeous, and my steak & Guinness pie was to die for! ) The whole experience was wonderfull, we felt valued, well cared for, and well fed. We will defiantly be coming back here again for a holiday, and it couldn't come soon enough! Thankyou so much!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Izzie W
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Charming, traditional country pub with a great atmosphere and delicious food. Was there for lunch on Sunday 16 March 2014 and I must say it was one of the best meals I've ever had and very reasonably priced. Super, friendly staff and the Chef even made a few appearances from the kitchen to see if everyone had enjoyed their meals which was a nice touch.
Will definately be back regularly through the Summer months. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank legaleagle777
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Very poor standard of accomodation, dated decoration which is in need of total of refurbishment,
Uncomfortable beds, inadequatelt sized baths, luke warm water, floor boads that bounce as you cross the room sending the tea making facilities bouncing!
this by the way is not refected in the cost of the accomodation which for some reason is higher that other better local establishments.
Very average food fare, who serves 'mothers pride' bread with soup these days? poor choice of wines.
A proprietor who thinks it is totally normal to accept guests and not tell them that he will be keeping the bar open until 2am with loud music and because the hotel (if you can call it that) is so poorly insulated you will not be able to sleep unless you are stone deaf - even toilet paper wedged into your ears made no difference.
As for breakfast, didn't even bother to try it, couldn't wait to leave!

Room Tip: don't bother, keep driving.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Staying in nearby Selkirk for the weekend, we asked friends living in the area for a good place to eat on the Sunday night - see my review of our Saturday night meal at A Taste of Spice in Selkirk!
The Cross Keys was recommended to us. The hotel is in the small , picturesque village of Ettrickbridge and is a former coaching inn with the traditional feel of a small country inn. The food was good and plentifull. I had a parcel of thin flaky pastry with tender juicy salmon, cream cheese and spinach, served with potatoes and green beans so delicious I asked a waitress to ask the chef how they had been cooked. The answer was with olive oil and garlic and baked in the oven. Tried it at home but wasn't as good! My husband had fish and chips- a huge piece of breaded fish which he pronounce very good. We only had one course as it was so filling, but the food was worth the drive from Selkirk. I can highly recommend this place for a delicious meal.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank marycEdinburgh
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Additional Information about Cross Keys Inn

Address: Ettrickbridge, Selkirk TD7 5JN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Selkirk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Selkirk
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Cross Keys Inn Selkirk, Scotland

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