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The Cross Keys

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Carleton, Penrith, England
01768865588
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 3
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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
Great steaks

This is a really good place to eat or just relax with a drink. Both times I have eaten there the food has been excellent and good value. (The onion rings are a particular favourite of mine.) The view from the balcony terrace is lovely and the setting tranquil

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Lochlake231
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a really good place to eat or just relax with a drink. Both times I have eaten there the food has been excellent and good value. (The onion rings are a particular favourite of mine.) The view from the balcony terrace is lovely and the setting tranquil

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cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Three of us ate here on a Wednesday night. Ordered the sliders burger, which were all good. Steak which was cooked to perfection and a child's meal. Staff were friendly and helpful. The only bad point was that the drinks seemed a bit expensive

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch today. The initial greeting was not conducive to good customer service. The lady at the bar said she will take our drinks order before we were shown our table upstairs. We then had to carry our drinks upstairs to the restaurant. The food was very good, however the starters took nearly 45mins to arrive. I had crispy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night and the place was really busy, they weren't sure if they could fit us in without a booking. It's not hard to see why - the food is good and it's reasonably priced in a lovely setting with great views out to the hills. We both had the sliders which were really fun -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took a last minute trip to the lake district for a chilli festival and booked a b&b in Penrith. With no plans for dinner we looked up local places and came across The Cross Keys. The reviews were great so decided to try it out, and glad we did. My husband had the fish and chips, and I went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped at the Cross Keys on the way home to Glasgow after a weekend at Lytham St. Anne's. Beautiful traditional country pub and restaurant. Came here with my boyfriend and my dad. We had roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes (well, boyfriend had chips, much to the bartender's bemusement). Dad, who was still getting over a huge breakfast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came here for an anniversary meal and would highly recommend it to anyone. The food was superb and the staff were so helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. It was fairly busy but, the food still didn't take long to come and when it did it was very good quality food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently visited the Cross Keys restaurant, Penrith. After hearing about the positive reviews and reccomendations we were pleasantly supprised when we arrived. The interior of the restaurant was up to a very high standard and the veiw from the balcony was beautiful which resulted in a pleasant evening. Although the resturant was busy we didn't have... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Waited a long time for our order to be taken. Food did arrive quickly as was attested by the mediocre quality. My steak was rare rather than medium asked for and had no flavour at all. More like a slab of chewy warm tasteless something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Can't beat a good meal at the cross keys. Been loads and never disappoints. T-bone steak is the best I've had. Also a good selection of real ales. Good service and very friendly and welcoming staff.

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Address: Carleton, Penrith, England
Phone Number: 01768865588
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • Address: Carleton, Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 01768865588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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