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“Excellent food & service”
Review of The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys
Ranked #75 of 441 Restaurants in Swindon
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Theale, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Every 3 months our family get together for a Sunday lunch for 13 people. Swindon is a good meeting place as we are from all over the UK. My brother selected this place and we could not fault it. It doesn't open until mid-day, 6 of us turned up early, did it matter - no, the staff opened the doors for us to shelter from the rain. The menu was very good with selections for everyone's taste. The Sunday Roast Pork ( and there were loads of it) was delicious, extra crackling, apple sauce, beautifully cooked veggies. Nothing was too much trouble. The sherry trifle was sublime. We are unable to choose a certain member of staff to congratulate, they were all fantastic. We will definately be eating there again. Thank you.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank David-Clover M
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Sking68, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Its great to hear you like our pub and that your family enjoy it also. Our Sunday lunch is something our team work hard to make special and with the family serve just ask and well bring you more.

Thanks again
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely food,service and ambiance”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

As a family we have visited the cross numerous times and never been disappointed . The service is always punctual and pleasant and the choice of local fresh food is always vast. As we have noticed improvements are being made with the outside we are looking forward to dining in the summer on the new patio area.

The fish and chips I have had a couple of times and has always been light and crispy batter with lovely home cooked chips, I have also chosen the belly of pork which was lovely.
The puddings are also to die for.
We will continue to use Cross Keys as this is most certainly one of our favourite family restaurants to dine.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Mel A
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Sking68, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us, were really grateful and hope to see you again soon
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“100% better”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

This was the second time that I've visited the cross keys. I was not very happy with the meal on our first visit. But as the title says this meal was 100% better.
The staff were really friendly and very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. As for the meal I had the mushroom starter and this was delicious. I really enjoyed the pork belly main meal also.

Would I return?
Yes I would

Visited April 2014
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Thank chidseyc
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Sking68, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit.
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wiltshire
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“sunday meal with family”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Went on Sunday lunch time.the place has been done up lovely,clean and fresh.Nice touch in ladies toilets fresh flowers.I chose the pork roast.it was cold.The only bit on my plate that was hot was the roast potatoes.The Yorkshire pudding was overcooked.One good thing the pork was nice.the other meals were enjoyed by my family.also I think the sweets were overpriced.the staff were very attentive and polite.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank dragonWiltshire
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Sking68, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
I'm sorry your pork wasn't hot and surprised that our team didn't pick it up straight away with you. Sunday has become our busiest day and roasts are very important to us which is doubly disappointing. We will watch out more closely in the future
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Definitely new and improved”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Visited here for a cheeky bite to eat on a Monday night...tasty food, reasonably priced, lovely surroundings and the landlady was very friendly. Will be heading back here again soon! Hubby felt slightly underdressed in jeans and a t-shirt...however its defo a village pub with a nice dining room. They also have offers on their foods. We had 2 pizzas for a tenner, freshly made! Recommended!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank BethR999
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Sking68, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review us really glad you enjoyed the pizzas. Hopefully see you again soon
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