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The Cross Keys Hotel

1 Park Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7AB England
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The Hotel is surrounded by a wealth of history, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Leighton Moss, and a wide range of visitor attractions Milnthorpe has a long history - its busy Friday street market in the Square dates from 1334. The village's heyday was from the middle of the eighteenth to the middle of the nineteenth centuries when many of the buildings in the centre of the village (now a conservation area) were completed including the present Cross Keys Hotel. When the turnpike road between Kendal and Lancaster was constructed through the village nearly two hundred years ago Milnthorpe became an important staging post and the Cross Keys gained a fine reputation as a coaching inn with stabling for 36 horses
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
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Electric kettle
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bc64 wrote a review Nov 2021
Warrington28 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed at the The Cross keys at the end of November and had a really nice stay. The establishment is under new management and they were still finding their feet but we found them very friendly and welcoming. The room was a little tired decor wise but was very clean, warm and quiet. The hotel provides an ample breakfast and the public house is a nice, traditional, friendly place which serves decent food at competitive prices, there is also a large selection of ales and spirits available. Milnthorpe is a small village with a few pubs, restaurants and shops but is an ideal location for visiting Arnside, Grange Over Sands and Lake Windermere. We paid £115 for our weekend stay which included breakfast so I wasn't expecting the Hilton but in these days of rising prices I feel it was good value for money and if I was ever in the area again I wouldn't hesitate to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
pauline610 wrote a review Oct 2021
Euxton, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
The Cross keys is shabby with frayed carpets, shabby decor and room no 1 was tiny. The beds needed new mattresses. The shower was tiny. The bacon was undercooked and the pot of tea was very weak. We asked if we could have an evening meal but we had a message the next day to say the chef hadn't turned up and they booked us in at pub across the road. We will not be staying here again
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
WarrJT wrote a review Aug 2021
Cheshire, United Kingdom27 contributions56 helpful votes
Told to take our face masks off by bar man as he “wanted to see our face”! We ask why & he said because he wanted to see our faces, no other reason……We said we weren’t comfortable with taking them off but pulled them down & back on again - barman then got very rude with us. Highest death rate since Mar 2021, we have the right to choose if we wear a mask or not — we don’t judge people who don’t want to wear a mask, it is a matter of personal opinion. Left the pub and won’t be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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msrujair wrote a review Aug 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
The cottage is self catering. Plenty of utensils and crockery. No handsoap in the bathroom or washing up liquid downstairs. A wall mounted dispenser for each would resolve this. Plenty of clean towels provided, beds were comfortable. The accommodation looked like it had a clean between guests but probably needs a good deep clean. Cobwebs in places and the carpet has seen better days. It is comfortable to use as a base for the surrounding areas. Word of warning re the hot water. It is scalding hot with no option to use a mixer tap as hot and cold are separate. Either need to turn the boiler temp down or put up warning signs. Shower alternates between scalding and freezing. It's a nice enough place to stay but don't expect high spec. If the hot water issue was resolved we would stay again as the other things didn't really bother us
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be careful when using the hot water. Take your own hand soap
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Jade M wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The food was amazing, service was great and they couldn’t do enough for us we come here every time we come to the lakes to stay in the caravan never ever faults amazing pub !!! Family friendly pub and such a great pub for dogs too honestly couldn’t recommend any more !
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$68 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cross Keys Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Cross Keys Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Create Escape (Cumbria) (0.02 km), The Market Square (0.1 km), and The Catholic Church of Christ the King (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cross Keys Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No.3 Curry House, Nikita's Bistro, and River Bela Cafe.
Is The Cross Keys Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Milnthorpe.
Are pets allowed at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cross Keys Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Levens Hall (4.0 km), Heron Corn Mill (1.5 km), and Arnside Tower (6.0 km).