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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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  • 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 pub food.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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English first
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We all had fish and chips, sadly the fish (particularly the batter) was soggy. Chips were nothing special. Puds were lovely, staff extremely pleasant and helpful.

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Another perfect meal at The Cross Keys. Excellent menu choice & specials selection., the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Flat iron steak was delicious, beautifully cooked, steak & ale pie generous portion, all the food well presented. As for the Sticky Toffee pudding, words fail me, could have licked the bowl clean. Always a warm welcome... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and two teenagers enjoyed an evening meal here. The staff were helpful and the atmosphere was good. My steak pie was good but I did not like the gravy which had a sweet taste and was not hot enough.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I rated this place a while back and raved about it!! My husband and I went for lunch and found the menu to now be overpriced and not as tasty, portion size has went down whilst price is going up pretty expensive.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Address: Carleton, Penrith, England
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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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