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The Cross Keys

Carleton, Penrith, England
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Ranked #22 of 132 restaurants in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Recently visited The Cross Keys three times, once as a family and twice with groups. The first visit was excellent with great service, even though we were a group of approximately 20 the food was served quickly to all the group. Impressed by this I took the family and two friends there for a meal, It took 50 minutes for... More

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were in the area and found this place on tripadvisor for a bit of lunch. We walked in and after about 5 minutes of just standing there with the lady behind the counter ignoring us, she finally said you can go through to the bar they will help you! We went through and as we were discussing with the... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We came to Penrith to visit family and again visited The Cross Keys for dinner; good food, well presented, served correctly and with little waiting time. Very good.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We popped in here for lunch and were welcomed by smiling staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a fantastic lunch. The plates were hot and the food was steaming hot. Wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went for my husbands birthday and was not disappointed! We both had the 8 oz flat iron steak and it was delicious. The steak was bigger and deeper than we expected and so tender, the chunky chips, tomatoes, mushroom and salad were excellent. We topped it off with Diane sauce and shared a portion of onion rings and really enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stopped here whilst visiting Penrith RUFC. Very friendly and fantastic food. We all had the Cumberland Sausage which was substantial and very good. Lovely beer. Will definitely return.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a lovely meal at The Cross Keys on Saturday Night. There was a great choice as well as a Specials Menu, the upstairs restaurant is large and airy and the tables aren't too close together. The service was excellent and the food was plentiful and well presented. Paul the Landlord and the other members of his staff are... More

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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Thursday night is now pizza night. And well worth a visit. Plenty of different ones to choose from and the duck pizza is defo worth a visit although some flavours do change weekly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went as a family on New Years day and had a great meal. The staff were wonderful as usual, so friendly, so helpful. Food was great and definitely not overpriced as some places are. I have already reviewed this pub but wanted to back it up as again we were all very pleased with out choice for the day.... More

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Glasgow
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Traditional pub with great food and welcoming staff , food ranges from excellent traditional pub grub to lunchtime sandwiches , good portions and prices

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