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The Cross Keys

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
+44 1786 870293
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Delta, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was fantastic and substantial. The staff were very friendly. Would have gone back there if time had permitted. We checked out of the place we were staying early, so did not have a chance to go back.

Thank eewedley
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Met my brother and sister in law with my wife for dinner on a Saturday night 🌃 food was excellent no complaints eat there again no problem

Thank Kenneth A
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I was recommended The Cross Keys by the owner of our rental. We arrived on a Sunday evening to find every table bar one reserved, so we ended up in a small bar area. Service was good and food was okay, a bit pricey for a small country pub. However I felt the meal was ruined by a lady who... More 

Thank Neil Y
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We did visit this establishment just over a year ago and always intended to give it another go. Although part of a public bar, the patrons enjoying only a refreshment were respectful of the diners and were not overly raucus. Four of us this time, we were greeted with a nice welcome and led to our table. The menu offers... More 

Thank Ian Y
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped off on the Bank holiday and were really glad we did. As it was a nice day, we sat outside in the beer garden and it was the perfect sun trap. Service was really quick and attentive but informal and friendly, which made you feel really welcome. The food was excellent and we would recommend... More 

Thank StevDon24
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Ive been coming here for years and the food has always exceeded expectation. The staff are great, the cooking is good, the portions are large and comments here about overpricing are laughable. The only pointer I have is that the kids offering could be a little better, more of an attempt at a balanced plate? The house beer is brilliant... More 

Thank Peter B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My wife and I visited the Cross keys for the first time in about 18 months. Friendly, attentive service a susual.The standard is as good as ever. They have added a tapas menu, which makes it possible to have a meal without a big main course, with plenty of variety. A good selection of local craft ales is the icing... More 

Thank Colin413
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Frequently go to this little hot spot but first time going for sunday lunch last week, wow!!! They don't like to hold back on the portions anyway. Two slices of beautifully cooked rib eye of beef which we were told is sourced right across the road at the local butchers, homemade crispy yorkies which held probably the best gravy i... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to lunch here but unfortunately was really disappointed with everything. The Cullen skink, which I order wherever I find it available, came in a half full bowl with no smoked haddock. It was a tasteless half bowl of milk and potatoes!!! The fish and chips came with cold mushy peas, tasteless fish and terrible chips. The sausage... More 

Thank Audrey R
Brianhcrosskeys, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Hi Audrey Really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent visit. I can see from your comments why you weren't happy. Please allow us to make it up to you and rectify our mistake - lunch on us! Give me a call on 01786 870293 and let me know a date which suits you best. Debby, The Cross Keys... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The cross keys always delivers. Great food and service likewise - the ONE AND ONLY complaint would be feels a little dark and confined. But that's just my taste and the atmosphere is fab, will definitely continue to come. Keep it up

Thank Elsa2708

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Kippen
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 870293

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