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The Cross Keys

Carleton, Penrith, England
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Ranked #9 of 133 Restaurants in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love this place, Sunday lunch is one of the best, staff are great and upstairs leading out to large balcony with fantastic views is perfect. We have since moved from Penrith to Carlisle but I will always go back when in area. As soon as you walk in you are always recognised and made very welcome. Thank you for... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lovely setting great food warm and cosy it wasn't partically cheap but good value it was close to were we were staying it didn't look much from the outside but it was far better on the inside. I had the duck the rest of the party had steak

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Dunfermline
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were a party of 22 visiting the lakes for my daughters birthday as a large crowd the Cross Keys asked to pre order our starter and main course 4 of the group ordered soup of the day on arrival when told it was broccoli and brie 2 declined but no alternative was offered 2 of the party were babies... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Family party of five, we chose scampi, lasagne, a steak and ale pies and flat iron steak. All well prepared and generous portions. Nothing pretentious about the surroundings downstairs but with good food and service, what more do you need?

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The host was very helpful and couldnt do enought for us. The dinning room is upstairs with a beautful view of the lake district. Food was hot and freshly made and the place was popular with the locals.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

just been and had a meal excellent food family loved it landlord and all staff very polite and nice would recommend this establishment always book a table it can get busy

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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Been here now half a dozen times and had different meals all excellent, Paul the landlord is great and so is the staff,found a proper gold mine,AND they sell PERONI,get in there it's quality folks!!!! Signed peroni boy and Clare....

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ate here over the Bank Holiday weekend again. This is now the third time in the last 6 months and, as with the previous two occasions, it didn't disappoint. The menu isn't "fine dining" but it is (very) well cooked, the staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the restaurant has great views on a summer evening. It... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A busy, buzzing pub downstairs (local act on). We sat upstairs on a balcony outside the 68 seater restaurant admiring the excellent view before being welcomed to our table, where our food had been placed. We had only ordered sliders (mini burgers of various composition) and a blue cheese burger, but both dishes were home made, really well presented (on... More 

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Slow Over cooked steak Wrong sauce on steak Chips not cooked Extra mushrooms slow to get the table Been there before always nice Not many people in the restaurant

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Address: Carleton, Penrith, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
Cuisine: British

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