Stayed here for two nights as a family, with an 8-year-old. Visiting Forbidden Corner, which was about 15 minute drive away from Cross Keys.
We had a lovely time there. Tom, the owner, is the nicest man and the best host you could hope for! The pub downstairs serves food cooked by Tom which is so tasty and cheap! The salads are garden fresh and I recommend his chips and burgers! All hand-made by Tom. The breakfast is great as well, everything you could possibly hope for in full english. Cereal option also available. Didn't need to eat again until tea time! My son wanted a bacon butty for breakfast and I was expecting to be told no, as we have in lots of other places ("not on menu, can't do it"-attitude), but not with Tom! I have a massive respect for him running the pub and the B&B all by himself! There is a quiz night on Mondays, which was great fun! Felt nice being included in with the locals. Don't forget to taste the local beers! Wensleydale brewery is local.
There are three bedrooms, all en-suite, clean, nicely decorated. The beds are super comfortable, king-size, good quality bedding. I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Room was absolutely pitch black so can't even complain about street lights or traffic noises! We were in room 1, which was at the front of the house, and heard no noises from the pub. Was impressed by that. You could hear people leaving at the end of the night, which didn't bother us, but it did cross my mind, that when he has people staying over, the locals could use the back door rather than the front. But like I said, it didn't bother us, wasn't loud at all.
Overall, extremely happy, and we will definitely visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cross Keys Inn is a traditional country Village Pub situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, approx 1.5 miles from the beautiful Market Town of Leyburn. Our well appointed Bar is perfect for enjoying those cold Winter nights in front of the open fire and in Warmer months, enjoy our extensive Beer Garden with a drink from our extensive range of Internationally branded Lagers, Beers and Wines. A great range of Cask Ales are readily available And we are proud to permanently stock Beers from the award winning and local Wensleydale Brewery, as well as 2 guest ales. We offer a traditional home cooked Menu with all our products locally sourced where possible and all freshly prepared to order. 3 En suite Bedrooms are available complete with your choice of Breakfast, The Cross Keys Inn is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Dales. ... more less