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The Cross Keys

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
+44 1244 344460
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This pub has heaps of character and found it very cosy. Plenty choice of beer. Upstairs is called The Slaughtered Lamb which is a function room I think. Would visit again.

Thank I_Spencer_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not period in the black and white sense like some of its neighbours, but in the late Victorian stone sense with a great interior: wod panelling, stained glass, etched mirrors, etc. The Joules beers are excellent. Slumbering Monk being my recommendation. The bar man was...More

Thank LeylandAtlantean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cross keys early Saturday afternoon (St Patrick’s Day). It was packed out with people, wonderful atmosphere, the landlord and landlady were so welcoming to our group. Lovely to see such a vibrant busy pub with a friendly vibe. We could quite comfortably...More

Thank cakeyface2015
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Stopped here on a pub crawl of Chester, Very interesting wooden interior. Friendly staff and a good selection of beers. Did not try the food but looked good on other peoples plate

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I have visited this pub on several occasions. Staff & service are always excellent. We visited to watch the rugby on this occasion and felt so at home here. Everything is warm & cosy. You should really really go and see.

Thank Charlie21563
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped off at the Cross keys while on our way to the river, nice little pub with friendly staff who were more than happy to allow us to sample the local ales before purchasing. Didn't realise they did food or we may have ordered...More

Thank JezBayl
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a proper English pub; the gentle buzz of background conversation, sumptuous decor and colour splashing the tables as the sun beams through the stained glass windows. A roaring fire warms the bones whilst fine ale warms the heart. A generous offering of Roast...More

2  Thank ADolphin
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We called last Sunday for lunch and enjoyed a really well cooked traditional Sunday lunch. We both had the beef roast, the portions were large, beef cooked brilliantly and plenty of it. There was a great selection of veg including roast potatoes, leeks and cabbage...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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 24 December 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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