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The Keys

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British, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro
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65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
01642 782534
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has...
With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has always been famed for its nightlife, but recently it is the quiet revival of the restaurant that has had people talking.Coupling friendly attentive service with a warm, homely feel, The Keys has continued to fine tune its menu to the highest standard. Whether you simply come in for a coffee or light lunch, or order from our daily specials menu, we guarantee you’ll approve of the quality of our meals and service.British favourites with a twist sit beautifully next to wonderful Mediterranean choices. With an emphasis on seasonality and locality and a commitment to simple cooking using fresh produce, the menu includes a wide range of light bites and more substantial offerings.The Keys’ Sunday lunches are said to be the best in the area and feature a choice of four locally- sourced meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings and sausage meat stuffing, served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes, all at a very reasonable price.The Keys is child-friendly and open to group bookings, it’s the perfect place for your get-togethers and family gatherings.Our teatime special menu is now available very week day evening from 5-9pm
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    Very good
  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Live the keys the food is excellent and the location. Outside seating area is lovely too. Excellent place for quality food and drinks. Go you won't regret it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Garyk69_12
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Live the keys the food is excellent and the location. Outside seating area is lovely too. Excellent place for quality food and drinks. Go you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great place, Great food, Very good service We were looking for somewhere to hold the after do for our girls christening and the keys worked out great the dance floor was great for kids play with game they put out to entertain them so they had good time to Big thanks to Rebecca and her team thank you

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Yarm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited on a busy night with friends. The foof overall was good but took a little while to arrive, the manager: Samantha noticed this before I even had a chance to complain and within minutes of her addressing the issue we had our starters. Definitely worth the wait I had the tuna fishcakes which were amazing. The food was fantastic... More 

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Stockton on Tees, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I have read the reviews here for The Keys on Tripadvisor and having lived in Yarm for many years and having only been to the Keys in the evening, I decided to give it a try for lunch with a friend from work. Our waitress Robyn was lovely as was the food however it took far too long to arrive.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We both met after work for a meal. The menu was changed 2 days previous and looked nice but not really our choice. The food wasn't so good though our service was really lovely from Robyn, who was such a great asset to your business. Need a few more like her. Well done Robyn 😘😘😘.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Special 2 course only £9.95. Nice menu with a good choice of starter, main course and dessert. 4 of us had different meals. All of us thoroughly enjoyed. Lovely beer garden too. Worth a visit.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After waiting at the front bar watching the bar man painstakingly making mojitos, with no other customers around, I gave up on him and went to the top bar. I was served fairly fast and after getting my change the barman said 'enjoy your drinks' before remembering he hadn't given me one of them. Anyway drinks done, sat at the... More 

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Stockton-on-tees
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Rang day before to book for afternoon tea after being let down elsewhere. Spoke to a lovely lady, Leanne, who couldn't be more helpful & even though they were already booked, managed to fit us in when heard about my dilemma. When we arrived we were seated immediately & nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food! We had 2 little... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had good food today for lunch at the keys, with Pimms jelly for dessert a nice twist. Service was excellent friendly and helpful.

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Mjulie, Thank you for reviewing The Keys, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the new Pimms jelly is flying out on the hot summers day so hope to see you again soon for another sample More 

yarm cleveland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Booked a family meal here 5 o'clock. Was 45 mins before our first drinks order arrived and 6. 25 before food order came .Unsatisfactory when dining with children.Waitresses seemed to be going all out but orders from kitchen and bar just weren't coming through. The ladies at the table next to us left before their coffees and desserts arrived. Its... More 

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TheKeysYarm, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi, I am very sorry that you were kept waiting for food on your visit, I agree this can make things difficult when trying to keep small children happy and entertained. I very much hope that you will return so that we can show you that ordinarily that does not happen here and we deliver great food, promptly More 

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Additional Information about The Keys

Address: 65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
Phone Number: 01642 782534
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yarm
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yarm
  • Phone Number: 01642 782534

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has always been famed for its nightlife, but recently it is the quiet revival of the restaurant that has had people talking.Coupling friendly attentive service with a warm, homely feel, The Keys has continued to fine tune its menu to the highest standard. Whether you simply come in for a coffee or light lunch, or order from our daily specials menu, we guarantee you’ll approve of the quality of our meals and service.British favourites with a twist sit beautifully next to wonderful Mediterranean choices. With an emphasis on seasonality and locality and a commitment to simple cooking using fresh produce, the menu includes a wide range of light bites and more substantial offerings.The Keys’ Sunday lunches are said to be the best in the area and feature a choice of four locally- sourced meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings and sausage meat stuffing, served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes, all at a very reasonable price.The Keys is child-friendly and open to group bookings, it’s the perfect place for your get-togethers and family gatherings.Our teatime special menu is now available very week day evening from 5-9pm
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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