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The Auld Cross Keys

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Scottish Borders
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had lunch here with a group of friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. There was a wide choice on the menu, plus the daily blackboard. Helpings were generous and there were plenty of vegetables. I would recommend the lamb casserole, which was delicious. Puddings were very good and there was also the choice of coffee/tea and a tray-bake. Staff...

Thank kathmac6491
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Met up with friend here for drinks then dinner,, was warmly greeted by two very polite and friendly girls behind bar, although they were young they were very attentive and efficient, our order was taken and after getting shown to our table our starters were brought out to us, which have to say we're marvellous, , after asking for short...

Thank mamabearfor2
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food really not great, we weren't shown to our table, had to ask which table, children's pizza just disgusting, a cheap small microwave pizza with half a ton of cheese half melted on top, doubt it had even seen an oven, served sirloin steak not rump, despite asking was told it was rump, welldone instead of Rare, this is a...

Thank jacqui M
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We spent 2 nights here in chilly weather and found a warm welcome with a comfortable room fully equipped with tea/coffee, TV, good WIFI and a spacious bathroom with bath (requested on booking) – with lots of hot water to ease our aching joints after a day on the hills. The evening meals were excellent (especially the steak), the local...

Thank Mike P
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just returned from a two night stay at this gem of a pub/hotel. The room was clean, the food was excellent and very reasonable. The owners and their staff could not have been better - the service was exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay there again and would happily recommend to friends and family.

Thank Julie G
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just spent two nights at the Auld Cross Keys playing golf in the Borders, the staff are a credit to Dave and Karen, they couldn't do enough for you. The rooms are homely and extremely clean. The food is unbelievable such amazing value, will definitely return. Thank you for making our golfing break so enjoyable.

Thank petergrieveson
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I booked to stay in the dog friendly room last week. They were so helpful, and I was mortified when my holiday from work was cancelled and I had to cancel my trip. They were very nice when I called to cancel and will be making a point of staying with them on my next visit.

Thank Quackers1960
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

group of seven wannabe golfers stayed here recently, perfect location to play a couple of rounds on nearby courses on Minto and Hirsel golf courses, rooms were clean and more than adequate,had an evening meal which was fine and at a reasonable cost. Spent the night in the bar drinking Bellhaven Best which goes down very well and playing pool...

1Thank andychamp555
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed here in the Accessible twin room. We had our own entrance with disabled parking at the door. The staff here are amazing. Really put themselves out to accommodate my disabled husband. The food, although not the cheapest, was superb. If I had any niggle it would be that the people in the room above ours were stomping around...

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was let down at the last moment by another hostelry. So I went here instead. The room had everything which you needed for a B&B. The room was not en-suite. However the shower room was only next door. Breakfast was good (porridge was on offer!). Also ate there in the evenings.

1Thank Dolemite600

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Auld Cross Keys Inn was built in the 1800's as a bakehouse but later became a Coaching Inn. Situated in the picturesque village of Denholm, overlooking the village green we are centrally located to the Scottish Borders and as such provide an ideal base for Golfing, Fishing, Shooting, Walking, Cycling and Archery. Or, if you prefer, you can just explore the Borders and relax at the Cross Keys enjoying quality homecooked local produce in our dining room or cozy lounge bar with open fire, or something from our well stocked bar including Cask Ale and a large selection of Malt Whiskies. Our public bar offers pool table, dartboard and Sky TV also with open fire.Our Function Suite is ideal for any occasion and is available with no hire charge for functions from 40 to 140 people. The Function Suite leads directly through to our large sunny, south facing Patio Area which can accomodate a further 60 people. The Cross Keys Inn is proud to feature in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and Scotland the Best ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Auld Cross Keys

Address: The Green, Denholm TD9 8NU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Denholm
Price Range: $154 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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