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The Cross Keys

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Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
01786 870293
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food pity about the dog

Had lunch for the first time here today. Typical old pub, quite dark with log fires. The food was excellent and served up promptly by a friendly waiter. Unfortunately a large brown dog wandered around the restaurant and at one stage when my wife dropped a chip it was squeezing under the table to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
pensionerjim
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Had lunch for the first time here today. Typical old pub, quite dark with log fires. The food was excellent and served up promptly by a friendly waiter. Unfortunately a large brown dog wandered around the restaurant and at one stage when my wife dropped a chip it was squeezing under the table to get at it. Had to shoo... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited the Cross Keys after going for a lovely walk in Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan. We had all worked up an appetite. Weirdly we all had the same starters and main courses: divine Cullen skink followed by hearty steak pie. Couldn't have wished for more. Lovely atmosphere with the fires and Jessie the dog wandering around and making... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good varied menu with some interesting twists on the normal pub style menu. Very friendly surroundings but make sure you are not allergic to dogs.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having read the two slightly negative reviews I felt it only right and fair to put my review on. As a dog lover and owner it's rare to find such a bar that serves such great food while being welcoming to dogs. I've been 3 times now and while there are a couple of dogs there at any one time... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We called last minute on Hogmanay after a let down in a nearby village for family meal and were lucky enough to be able to enjoy a wonderfully cooked meal that the adults and (picky) teenagers loved. Menu was varied and interesting, good selection of wine and a friendly welcome from staff and locals. The desert nearly killed us off... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Been going to the Cross Keys with family and guests for years because of the excellent food. Each time swear we will not go back because of the many dogs (including the owners' dog) wandering round. They can even be found lying on the bench seats next to other diners. Finally stopped going when dog had "accident" in middle of... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Took some friends who were visiting from England on a cold wet Sunday at the end of October. The food was fine but it was freezing cold inside the pub. There was a tiny fire in an open grate which didn't give out any heat and the doors were constantly being opened anyway so any warmth went straight outside. The... More 

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WEST YORKS
Top Contributor
451 reviews 451 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a classic Scottish inn offering a warm welcome and a very good Sunday lunch. We had read some of the reviews about the service levels being hit and miss however we were really looked after. The waitresses could not have being more helpful and were smiling all the time. We had two Beef and a Lamb and they... More 

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Falkirk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely pub serving food in middle of Kippen. Nice clean and cosy environment in which to eat and drink

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scotland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A warm cosy pub with open fires. The menu offered a good selection of home produced food at reasonable prices. Our party had duck and home made beef burgers both of which were excellent. The sticky toffee pudding was one of the best I have tasted. The pub is small with a lot of dark wood panelling which makes it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Kippen
  • Phone Number: 01786 870293

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?