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The Cross Keys

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Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
01786 870293
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Gastro Pub with an open fire

Lovely menu. We have been here a couple of times after walking our dogs. The dog has been allowed in and can sleep at the open fire. Another time we sat in the beer garden at the back. Lovely food - unusual. Hope to be back soon !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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JennySki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely menu. We have been here a couple of times after walking our dogs. The dog has been allowed in and can sleep at the open fire. Another time we sat in the beer garden at the back. Lovely food - unusual. Hope to be back soon !

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I look for many things when looking at pubs. 1) is it kid friendly? This one absolutely is! They have an outdoor play area that is great for 2 y/o + 2) is it fog friendly? This one is. We almost always travel with our GSD and are always looking for dog friendly places. Their local pub... More 

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Kippen, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wonderful pub for food and drinks, great service and an imaginative menu. Love this place, a must if in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stayed here for one night. Really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in the pub. The food was fantastic, really tasty and fresh. Loved that we could have our dog with us. All diners seemed to be enjoying their food too. Breakfast next morning was first class, local produce, lots of choice and freshly cooked Scottish breakfast. Excellent value for money, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

All you could ask for in a pub that has top beer, even better food, a beautifully decorated interior, steeped in charm & history and in a great wee village. So friendly with it's open fires when it's cold and stacks of interesting books and pictures on the walls. But to the food - wow! A nice tight menu that... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had high hopes after reading previous reviews however I have to agree about the cold, I'd like to eat my dinner with my jacket off. Also the dog that's wandering around...not ideal either. Food wasn't amazing and with the points above we won't be rushing back.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Excellent country pub/restaurant with roaring log fire great atmosphere very friendly staff serving delicious home cooked food Very varied menu with lots of local produce highly recommended

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about The Cross Keys

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?