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The Cross Keys

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Carleton, Penrith, England
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
20.25 just made it

For a sunday evening meal after a long walk in the snow round harter fell and high street, me and a pal had a famished pit stop, I had the gammon with egg and pineapple which was nothing special , it was reasonable , the other meal was sunday beef roast and that looked very nice, reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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carlisle England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

For a sunday evening meal after a long walk in the snow round harter fell and high street, me and a pal had a famished pit stop, I had the gammon with egg and pineapple which was nothing special , it was reasonable , the other meal was sunday beef roast and that looked very nice, reasonable price , service... More 

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newcastle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Called in as we were passing and were feeling peckish. So pleased we did food was excellent,friendly staff super service an all round nice place to eat.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I came with my girlfriend and son and had a wonderful meal sat in the restaurant upstairs, we turned up without a booking and were asked if we'd like to sit in the bar first while the got our table ready. All the staff were really polite and accommodating. The food was excellent and well cooked. I'd definitely recommend a... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Dont be put off by exterior. Family of 9 aged from 13 to 86 had meal here. 8 had flat iron steak. Every one was cooked as requested and came to table at the right time. Wine was lovely. Everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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England (Washington)
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had read some reviews and thought we'd go for ourselves. The pub is very nice in side with some eating tables with a much larger eating area upstairs. We sat in the bar area which was still very pleasant. Both had the pan steak which I have to say is the best I have had for a long time. With... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very popular pub at the eastern entrance to penrith. It's where the locals would go for a decent meal out without having to drink and drive with only a short taxi ride back to anywhere in penrith. I eat here myself usually at lunchtimes, the foods well above average and it's easy to park if you've got... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our party for Sunday lunch consisted of 5 adults plus our nine week old gorgeous granddaughter! We ate upstairs where the views are marvellous. The sunday roasts (pork or beef) were brilliant, all the staff were very friendly and it was excellent value for money. We will definitely be back.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went here for a family birthday lunch on a Saturday. There were 5 adults, 3 kids and 1 dog. We sat downstairs and felt so comfortable as we were not in anyone's way, the atmosphere was great and tge staff were great. A fair time for food to arrive as you would expect of home cooked good food. Well worth... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I called in on the off chance of some Friday lunch as we were heading into penrith...although we hadn't booked we got our table for 2 no problem! We decided to eat from the hot banquette part of the menu and we weren't disappointed, great piri piri beef in focaccia served with chips and salad for me... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We travelled to Penrith to enjoy a meal at the Cross keys, from our home town of Keswick. There was 4 Adult and a toddler, there was a kids menu available so that kept him happy We all had different choices. My daughter ordered a trio of burgers 3 mini burger of your own choice with chips all hand cut.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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