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The Cross Keys

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
01786 870293
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Liamparkdrive
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inattentive staff, rude owners and overpriced food. Do yourself a favour and go round the corner to the other pub like we did.

Thank TravellingGeff
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal this evening. Food was very tasty and all homemade. Prices were fair and we really enjoyed what we had. Only negatives would be a slightly limited children's menu - perhaps something chicken based? Also, limited sweet choices, I think it was 4 choices plus ice-creams. Excellent atmosphere and good service. Recommended.

Thank Ian T
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Myself and another 6 family members took a drive through to kippen for a Father's Day lunch on arrival we he'd two choices the inn at kippen or the cross keys, the inn at kipper looked far to busy so we opted for cross keys after reading reviews and them looking satisfying, on arrival we looked around for a table... More 

Thank lolly1660
United Kingdom
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Popped in on the off chance as we were in the area for a wedding. Great welcome and lovely pub with a very impressive menu. Jessie a chocolate Lab complete with wavy coat came up to greet us as we were encouraged to go upstairs to the lovely open fire. Food was very very good we had lamb and mozzarella... More 

Thank UKTallGirl
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I stay in Kippen regularly as my son lives here with his mother. I decided that a wee something special was in order as I hadn't seen him for a few weeks so we walked to the pub for dinner. One piece of loveliness, is they always have the majority of the waiting staff being locals, mainly 5th and 6th... More 

Thank nemmeillsue
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

At lunchtime we were greeted by friendly dog who roamed around the tables. Young lady was also behind bar. Welcome open fire, but as outside door left open to back area the seating area was very chilly away from the fire. Only three of us in when order taken by young friendly lady at 12.30pm. Waited thirty five minutes for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
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: 01786 870293

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