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The Cross Keys

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Carleton, Penrith, England
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  • 53
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Lovely little find!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

No other words can describe this place than amazing! This was our third visit here for food and every single time it has been out of this world, truly fantastic. The level of customer service here is stunning, a warm and inviting welcome every time, faultless. The food, well... Where do I start ? Fantastic every time, on my latest... More 

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workington- cumbria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice meal , we didn't book and they fitted us in on one of their Christmas partys nights so a party atmosphere , was a little expensive but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Found this pub after staying at centre parks in Penrith, there was eight of us three adults and five children. We didn't want to pay centre parks extortionate prices before driving home. What a gem! Food excellent especially the steak and ale pie ( home made ) and portions were very generous. I only wish we lived nearer but it's... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I love this place, Sunday lunch is one of the best, staff are great and upstairs leading out to large balcony with fantastic views is perfect. We have since moved from Penrith to Carlisle but I will always go back when in area. As soon as you walk in you are always recognised and made very welcome. Thank you for... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lovely setting great food warm and cosy it wasn't partically cheap but good value it was close to were we were staying it didn't look much from the outside but it was far better on the inside. I had the duck the rest of the party had steak

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Dunfermline
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were a party of 22 visiting the lakes for my daughters birthday as a large crowd the Cross Keys asked to pre order our starter and main course 4 of the group ordered soup of the day on arrival when told it was broccoli and brie 2 declined but no alternative was offered 2 of the party were babies... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Family party of five, we chose scampi, lasagne, a steak and ale pies and flat iron steak. All well prepared and generous portions. Nothing pretentious about the surroundings downstairs but with good food and service, what more do you need?

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The host was very helpful and couldnt do enought for us. The dinning room is upstairs with a beautful view of the lake district. Food was hot and freshly made and the place was popular with the locals.

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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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