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Cross Keys Inn

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Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
+44 191 373 1279
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in a group of 4 for a birthday meal for my Mam, we all ordered different meals and we all loved them! I got the curry and asked for it to be extra spicy which they did no problem. Lovely staff who gave the birthday Girl a cocktail on the house. Very nice little place. recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the steak burger and wine deal from GroupOn. We ordered garlic mushrooms and king prawns to start both were absolutely beautiful!!! The mains then came and we're huge portions, a massive burger with home made chips! Would absolutely recommend this pub to anyone and will without a doubt be returning here!

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Thank Claire G
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the cross keys in is a very nice pub, with very attentive and friendly staff. The food was excellent, although the service could have been quicker, as we waited about 40 mins for our food but it was totally worth it. (The dog that is in the bar is so cute).

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Staying at the honest lawyer hotel not far away and the food being over priced at the hotel we looked for a local pub with good food and found a real gem with the cross keys inn. We phoned and booked not knowing what to expect but the portions were large and I'm so glad I didn't order a starter... More 

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Thank Helen M
Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We booked a table after looking at other reviews,they were right. Great food,good beer,good service,family of 5 aged 9 to 82, we all said best meal out for a long time, reasonably priced as well. Make sure you leave room for one of their homemade puds

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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My partner and I visited using a steak groupon deal. The manager/owner was friendly and even though it was early there was quite a few people already eating. We did have to wait sometime for our food to arrive and did notice that other people did enquire about there order also. The food was presented nicely and the steak although... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ended up eating at the Cross Keys two weekends in a row after enjoying our first meal so much. The portions were generous and all the food was well cooked, presented and fresh. The following week we returned with guests and they were raving about the food after we had eaten. Both times we ordered from the menu and... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Friendly Chef and staff .... food .......some good ......some not so good Nothing terrible ... but nothing to rave about either we enjoyed our night out ... Tuesday ... and it was VERY quiet hence the chef had more than enough time on his hands to come and speak to ourselves and 1 x more table ....we may well visit... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good beer, good food and good company-what more could you want? Staff and atmosphere good. Reccomended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We went today for Sunday lunch , I have a taste card which advised it could be used on a Sunday . On arrival we were told it could not be used , we still decided to have lunch . I can not fault the food it was first class . We were given our desert on the house because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 373 1279
Description
The cross keys provides friendly service and a range of food for everyone. While we provide traditional homemade British classics we also have a specials board which covers cuisine from around the world. Our desserts are eclectic and traditional

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