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The Keys

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
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65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
+44 1642 782534
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are really nice and helpful. The fries that came with my meal were cold so they responded fast and also made sure we received a reduction in our bill. The 2 pint glasses you can get there fill you right up. We had our first date here nearly 8 years ago and it was nice to return and enjoy... More 

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Thank Andyaries1987
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the better places to socialise and to eat in Yarm. Food is nicely presented, décor is smart and staff on the whole are attentive. Can get loud in the evenings but a good place all round.

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Thank Ste236
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Ste236, Thankyou for taking time out to publicly mention your feedback for us! We are currently looking into improving the decor further and we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our venue. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Darlington
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315 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back yet again for breakfast and the superb hospitality of Julie and her staff. Double fried eggs in a bacon sandwich plus a large cappuccino; what a winner. Cheery spot; very clean and great atmosphere; The Keys caters for every hour of the day. It's very popular indeed so get your Christmas Party booked NOW or you'll be too late!

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Thank Teesdalepark
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi, We appreciate the kind words and the feedback has been passed onto Julie and the team that day! I have also passed on your comments to the cleaning team! The breakfasts are proving very popular at the moment especially now we are coming into winter time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Yarm, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Keys to try their Tuesday steak night...I was slightly early and was greeted by a friendly waiter who took me to our table and gave me menus to browse whilst waiting. I saw the afternoon tea menu and that is now on my to do list! My friend arrived, 2 medium rare steaks were ordered with... More 

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Thank AnnieM32F
RobEvo1800, General Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Good Evening Annie, Thank you so much for you recent review at The Keys, We take every comment serious so we can improve our services and experience whilst you dine with us, I will pass on your comment to both my Restaurant manager and our Head chef and thank the team for making your visit a memorable one. I do... More 

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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had sunday brunch with friends. Lots of choice & good value too. Enjoyed the waffles. Havent had them for ages.

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Thank Susan R
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Susan! We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your food with us on Sunday. The waffles are proving popular and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

north yorkshire
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Service /excellent Food/ excellent The keys/excellent I've been a regular of the keys for years now and it never fails me . Some of the faces change but the keys is always the constant . Can highly recommend

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Thank ladygodiva-71
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking your time out to review us! We are delighted that we are able to keep up such a high level of service for you for the past years as we strive to with all of our customers, this is something we aim for with each customer, new or returning. See you again soon More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited during Yarn Fair and were blown away with the exceptional standard of service. They were amazing towards my son and the best service we received this weekend came from here. Thank you.

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Thank Flatley24
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Flatley24, We are pleased we were able to offer you a high level of service during the period of Yarm fair week, and are proud that you have declared us as the place you received the best service from during the weekend. More 

Yarm-on-Tees
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The Keys fully sponsored our recent corporate breakfast meeting organised by Butterwick Hospice. An opportunity for local business people to network in a friendly and informal atmosphere. We enjoy a delicious breakfast, served by attentive and friendly staff. Would certainly recommend The Keys for your business entertaining.

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Thank Patricia B
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Partricia B Thank you for the kind words about your meeting at The Keys. I have passed on your comments to the kitchen staff who are delighted to have heard this feedback. We as a whole team are glad we were able to provide a suitable setting for this meeting and we look forward to the possibility of hosting... More 

Brotton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Popped in here by chance for coffee and cake or cream scones The coffees were excellent as were the scones and carrot cake Never had the chocolate cake but it looked superb May have it next time as we are certainly planning a return visit in the near future The staff are delightful Good value All round excellent visit

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Thank mallyo2014
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Mallyo2014, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your impromptu visit to our venue. the cakes are all homemade by one of our very own waitresses, so we will ask her to make another of the Chocolate cake ready for your next visit! More 

studley
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Lovely bar/restaurant, serves a beautiful afternoon tea and is very popular. Looks quite small from the street but stretches a long way back and also has a garden area.

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Thank joyduf
RobEvo1800, Manager at The Keys, responded to this review

Hi Joyduf, Thanks for taking the time out to review our establishment. We are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your afternoon tea with us! As you noticed it is still very popular with our customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-67 High Street, Yarm TS15 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yarm
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 782534
Description
With its fantastic setting in the heart of Yarm High Street, The Keys has always been famed for its nightlife, but recently it is the quiet revival of the restaurant that has had people talking.Coupling friendly attentive service with a warm, homely feel, The Keys has continued to fine tune its menu to the highest standard. Whether you simply come in for a coffee or light lunch, or order from our daily specials menu, we guarantee you’ll approve of the quality of our meals and service.British favourites with a twist sit beautifully next to wonderful Mediterranean choices. With an emphasis on seasonality and locality and a commitment to simple cooking using fresh produce, the menu includes a wide range of light bites and more substantial offerings.The Keys’ Sunday lunches are said to be the best in the area and feature a choice of four locally- sourced meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings and sausage meat stuffing, served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes, all at a very reasonable price.The Keys is child-friendly and open to group bookings, it’s the perfect place for your get-togethers and family gatherings.Our teatime special menu is now available very week day evening from 5-9pm

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