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The Cross Keys

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
+44 1244 344460
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“pies” (4 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great value delicious Sunday lunch, generous portions and good service, enjoyed by all five of us. £9.95 for one course, £3 extra for additional courses. Good beer and pleasant surroundings. Excellent quiz here on a Thursday night too.

Thank Bertiesnan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink whilst staying in Chester for couple days. Didn't know the city very well but alot pubs nearer the main centre appeared to be full of young lads and girls with little clothing . So finding the Cross Keys was a...More

1  Thank gillyone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cross keys is a nice pub,wood pannelled walls,nice joules signs about the place,and a real fire which is a nice focal point. Different types of ales to choose from,so you shouldnt be put out in that respect. Nice that they had a sign outside...More

1  Thank bigtruck61
Jane K, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and some lovely comments I would just like to point out that during your visit, our quiz was in full flow upstairs attracting around 60 people. The bar was busy catering for quiz goers and customers downstairs. You would have...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Lovely old pub with wood panels and a real log fire and a warm atmosphere. Visited a couple of times when we stayed in Chester.

Thank goldfinch101
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Cross Keys is exactly what a pub should be - comfy seating with plenty of elbow room, log fire on the go, sleepy dog on the rug and good beer. My girlfriend and I had tried 3 different pubs that Saturday afternoon, but all...More

Thank GeorgeGrey
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

On a warm October afternoon we were able to sit outside, it is only a small area, however, a really nice spot. The inside of the pub is ‘Joules’ style, all wood and cosy. The service friendly and welcoming. We only stopped for a drink...More

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Treat to Sunday lunch by family as payment for child minding,excellent food,more than enough portions,reasonably priced accompanied by by quality real ale

Thank asbrooks32
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant little pub. Great atmosphere not too crowded.great choice of gin! Sunday roast amazing. All the hens were happy!!!

Thank wackywelshie
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a proper pub serving great ales and food. The Sunday roast was superb, gastro food at a pub price. Top side of beef cooked to perfection with on point roasties. The staff are incredibly friendly, and Dave, the GM, even pulled a "spotted...More

Thank spena
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We made a booking the day before as recommended outside the venue. Our reserved table was clearly visible when we walked in the next day. We were given two meal choices, either beef or pork. We chose beef and when our food arrived it was...More

Thank fionaandsteve2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344460
Weekday pies and gravy Sunday traditional roast
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