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The Cross Keys

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Carleton, Penrith, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 3
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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, good value

Called in by chance on the way south from Glasgow, and glad we did. Friendly staff, good food and reasonably priced. If over we're this way again and need feeding this will be out first choice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Called in by chance on the way south from Glasgow, and glad we did. Friendly staff, good food and reasonably priced. If over we're this way again and need feeding this will be out first choice.

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Buckley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Liked: views across the fields, the starters were good and steaks were ok. Disliked: The risotto needed seasoning and the peas were like bullets. The menu was limited.

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carlisle England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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, Pub

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