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The Cross Keys

Main Street, Kippen FK8 3DN, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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132 reviews 132 reviews
22 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got this on an ITISON deal. Staff were great, nothing too much trouble. Cracking atmospheric bar which was very well stocked at reasonable prices. The food was quite simply first class and plenty of it both at dinner then breakfast the following day. We stayed in Room 1 which is a twin room. It is quite small and think that... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Second visit to this pub. First time for lunch, when we decided we would come back to stay and have dinner. What I like about this place is that it is a proper pub, with drinkers and dogs and the footy results. It also does excellent food, beer and wine and has good pub service. If you want to be... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here for one night had a lovely stay really good evening meal and a nice breakfast in the morning , this inn is very cozy and welcoming old coal fire makes the inn nice and warm There is no tea or coffee in the room but the rooms are lovely and clean and a good size a few... More 

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141 reviews 141 reviews
14 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice evening with good drink + food,and the smell from the wood fire is great,service was 1st class, the main bar area gets full fast so i would book before you go. Wasn't staying at the hotel my review is on the restaurant only but it looks a cool place to stay

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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This inn dates from the early 18th century and when you walk through the door with a warm welcome from Debbie and Brian the owners, you immediately feel the cosiness of this historic hostelry with its quaint rooms. The bedrooms upstairs were a good size with lovely views over the village and extremely comfortable beds, with all modern en-suite conveniences,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a one night break in July. We arrived at four in the afternoon and the door was locked as we hadn't realised that it shut between three and five. This wasn't a problem as the door was answered and we were shown straight to our room. The room, which was a double, was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Dog- friendly, child-friendly, pub grub excellent, gastro pub food good. Worth a visit. Kippen is a good base for foodies on any budget. Also nice walks in the immediate vicinity. Don't use the bypass!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our third time at The Cross Keys. My fiance and I came for a one night stay to celebrate the end of his final exams. After a day in the Queen Elizabeth Forest, followed by a nap, we went down for dinner. I had cullen skink and lamb tagine, my fiance had pork. Every dish was absolutely delicious... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Cross Keys is an adorable pet friendly Bed and Breakfast on the Main Street in Kippen. The owners Debbie and Brian are wonderful people! Brian is a phenomenal chef and also made some great recommendations of the local sites in the area. Our room had a great view of the country side, it was clean and minimalistic, which crisp... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed here for one night on a voucher deal with my partner and our two dogs. For once I was an embarrassingly demanding guest - changed date of stay, asked for change of room and requested tea facilities in the room. They could not have been more helpful and cheerful about all of these. The food in the evening was... More 

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Address: Main Street, Kippen FK8 3DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Kippen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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The Cross Keys Kippen, Scotland

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