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“Excellent small pub”
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The Cross Keys Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Bellerby B&B and Inns
East Yorkshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent small pub”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Prebooked this after a long search for a pub prior to a Wensleydale Railway trip. Was not disappointed. Good food and ale (4 handpumps if you like real ale!) The breakfast will set you up for the day! Can only endorse previous reviews regarding Tom, mine host. Even went out of his way to return my wife's jacket left behind. Fortunately the family also in the pub were going on the same train as us but from Leyburn so jacket retrieved (we drove to Leeming Bar to do the full train run). Only 3 rooms but would have no hesitation in staying here again when in the area. Plus the Wensleydale Brewery is round the corner so brought home some 'Gamekeeper' best bitter..also excellent!

Room Tip: It's on their website but rooms 2 & 3 have either twin or double. The other is a family room...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Stayed here for two nights as a family, with an 8-year-old. Visiting Forbidden Corner, which was about 15 minute drive away from Cross Keys.

We had a lovely time there. Tom, the owner, is the nicest man and the best host you could hope for! The pub downstairs serves food cooked by Tom which is so tasty and cheap! The salads are garden fresh and I recommend his chips and burgers! All hand-made by Tom. The breakfast is great as well, everything you could possibly hope for in full english. Cereal option also available. Didn't need to eat again until tea time! My son wanted a bacon butty for breakfast and I was expecting to be told no, as we have in lots of other places ("not on menu, can't do it"-attitude), but not with Tom! I have a massive respect for him running the pub and the B&B all by himself! There is a quiz night on Mondays, which was great fun! Felt nice being included in with the locals. Don't forget to taste the local beers! Wensleydale brewery is local.

There are three bedrooms, all en-suite, clean, nicely decorated. The beds are super comfortable, king-size, good quality bedding. I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Room was absolutely pitch black so can't even complain about street lights or traffic noises! We were in room 1, which was at the front of the house, and heard no noises from the pub. Was impressed by that. You could hear people leaving at the end of the night, which didn't bother us, but it did cross my mind, that when he has people staying over, the locals could use the back door rather than the front. But like I said, it didn't bother us, wasn't loud at all.

Overall, extremely happy, and we will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Leyburn, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

At £25 for two belly busting main courses, a garlic bread starter and two drinks I can recommend the food to anyone that's hungry. Top value and top quality we only ate here so can't comment on the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

good beer and fine whisky and the best served breakfast i have ever had hot and full of quality we would recommend this for a weekend break to any one tom was the perfect host and nothing was a problem for him

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

A return visit to our favourite part of England.And one of our favourite pubs.Tom continues to be Mine Host of the Year.Food excellent.Locals welcoming.
A bonus! The bedrooms have been redecorated -not quite so eccentric but more cosy and comfortable

Room Tip: All 3 rooms are quiet but the odd passing tractor might wake you if you're on the front
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Have just returned from a 1 night stay and must say was excellent , Tom made us feel very welcone also a great cook , food was lovely and filling great ales , room was tastefully decorated breakfast was huge and kindly cooked me a veggie one certainly wasnt hungy till evening meal , would return .

  • Stayed June 2013
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Bangor, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Have just returned home from a fabulous stay. This is a very friendly pub, with a good choice of local ales, and lovely pub food, the breakfasts have got to be seen to be believed, and can be served at what ever time you require, don't forget to thank the free range hens in the garden for your eggs! It has a small beer garden immediately to the rear, with additional seating if required, in the paddock to the side, it also benefits from off street parking, which is hard to find. The Inn has 3 bedrooms, all with an ensuite, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer etc. and thank goodness no TV's. We stayed to visit relatives in nearby Middleham, but would make an ideal base to explore the Dales. So thank you Tom, Dawn, and the rest of the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.....will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We had a garden view room at the back, which was very quiet
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Cross Keys Inn
Address: Bellerby, Leyburn DL8 5QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leyburn > Bellerby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bellerby
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cross Keys Inn is a traditional country Village Pub situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, approx 1.5 miles from the beautiful Market Town of Leyburn. Our well appointed Bar is perfect for enjoying those cold Winter nights in front of the open fire and in Warmer months, enjoy our extensive Beer Garden with a drink from our extensive range of Internationally branded Lagers, Beers and Wines. A great range of Cask Ales are readily available And we are proud to permanently stock Beers from the award winning and local Wensleydale Brewery, as well as 2 guest ales. We offer a traditional home cooked Menu with all our products locally sourced where possible and all freshly prepared to order. 3 En suite Bedrooms are available complete with your choice of Breakfast, The Cross Keys Inn is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Dales. ... more   less 
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The Cross Keys Inn Bellerby, Leyburn

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