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The Cross Keys

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
+44 1786 870293
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the first time recently using a it is voucher for a overnight stay with dinner and wine and breakfast. This is a traditional proper pub serving great food. Would definitely recommend it for a group of friends looking for dinner drinks and an overnight stay. The rooms are clean and ideal for short stays. The staff and surroundings... More 

Thank mijmap
Fintry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

average experience... not many people in the pub... the owner was very nice, but feel that we were overcharged for the dinner and the wine was very overpriced and of poor quality

Thank A7554OZpauln
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Kippen with our little dog and we went to the cross keys for dinner and we both had the steak and ale pie and it was out of this world! Possibly one of the best pies I've ever eaten. Highly recommended!! Also great atmosphere in the pub with a cosy fire and our... More 

Thank dimby1984
Weesp, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Not much to say: good food, great atmosphere, in the heart of one of Scotland's most beautiful regions,the Keys is a regular for us. It never disappoints.

Thank thegroens
Delta, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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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11 reviews
7 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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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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?