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“Great pub food”
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The Cross Keys
Ranked #2 of 2 Kippen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This 1703 pub may look unprepossessing but don't be fooled, this is a seriously good gastro pub with excellent food and service. The steak and ale pie was rich and generous, the dessert of sticky toffee pudding a delight. Good stuff.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We were in town for a floral design workshop in late July and early August. Enjoyed four nights at the Cross Keys. Americans can't really understand historic and vintage until they stay in a lovely 1703 country pub and inn like the Cross Keys in a small Scottish village. Compact rooms (would love to have more hooks to hang clothes), nicely furnished, good views, and sitting just above the most delightful pub and restaurant. We ate nearly every meal there - why go anywhere else after a long day working with flowers? The food was exceptional! Live music and local customers made us feel comfortable and gave us what we are always looking for, a non-touristy experience in a local village. Brian, our host, was charming and so very helpful. We lost our laptop at Heathrow during the Olympic crush and he helped us in so many ways to recover it. We can't thank him enough. And the heated bathroom floor was such a treat to the feet!

Room Tip: There are three rooms. All are smallish - hey, this is a 1703 building! But nicely and thoughtfull...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Our host at Lochend Chalets recommended us the Cross Keys and wow the food was fantastic. For starters, we had Tuscan soup which was divine and for the main course we both had the Moroccan lamb stew with bulgur wheat and creme fresh, again delicious. The service was superb and we were well looked after. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank sarah s
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Stayed overnight last night on the web deal of £100 for 2 including dinner. Great value for money, lovely cosy and comfy room with views to hills and the village. Dog friendly so fur babes also loved. Had dinner by the log fire in the bar, great food and very friendy service. Nice wine list. Meat all from butchers across the road, excellent. A great find!

Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Just had a great night in The Cross Keys. Atmosphere was buzzy and perfect for a Friday night. Food great quality, fresh and original but had the classics as well. Short but well chosen wine list. Fantastic local to have on your doorstep.

Stayed: April 2012
Thank Terry B
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

2nd time at the keys.far better than last time.good atmosphere .great pint of erdinger food nae bad as well.and not that expensive. give it a try

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank martinAberfoyle
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We booked the double room at the Cross keys for my partner's birthday. It was compact but clean. There was no wardrobe to hang up our clothes so we used the hooks on the back of the door. We had our evening meal in the bar area and the menu looked appetising and we made our choice of a crab starter followed by the salmon only to be told that they were not on the menu! It would have been better customer service if the waitress had told us before we made our choices. Our alternative choice of peppered steak and pork were tasty. The breakfast in the morning was very good and extensive. Overall we had hoped for a better experience

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JamesS232
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Additional Information about The Cross Keys

Address: Main Street, Kippen FK8 3DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Kippen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kippen
Price Range: $101 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cross Keys is a traditional and comfortable Inn nestled in the village of Kippen between the Loch lomond and trossachs national park and the ancient city of Stirling, Scotland. There are three contemporary en suite rooms with heated floors, excellent beds and fresh white linen. The pub has log fires in winter and the beer garden has great view in the summer. Food at the Cross Keys is traditional modern with standards and specials side by side. ... more   less 
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