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The Cross Keys

) #16 of 128 Restaurants in Penrith $$ - $$$ , British,
Carleton, Penrith, England
+44 1768 865588
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (22 reviews)
“fish platter” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carleton, Penrith, England
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1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a returning visit after an excellent evening 2 years ago, we were not disappointed friendly attentitive staff, great food and great view.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a reasonably priced, quality pub food and certainly got it! All eight of our meals were really very good and the staff were very friendly and accomodating. The restraunt is upstairs with wonderful views of the mountains and country. Would highly...More

Thank Steve5Mand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinned here many of times and haven't been disappointed once, Everything is spot on. Drinks, staff, food, views are brill. Every time we visit we try something different on the menu.If you like burgers try the burger sliders they are yum yum. Although we have...More

1  Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Another excellent meal at the Cross Keys! Didn't feel like cooking supper so the Cross Keys was the obvious choice. I had the seafood / fish platter as my main course and it came with Smoked Salmon, Smoked Mackerel, Deep Fried Whitebait, Prawn Marie Rose,...More

2  Thank Apsleybabe16
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Friendly atmosphere and good food at a reasonable price. Monday and Tuesday night is billed as steak night, and you can have an 8 ounce flat iron steak to your liking. Enjoyed the food served here.

1  Thank Steven E
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Visited Cross Keys as a group of family and friends on a Monday lunchtime in June. I telephoned in advance to ensure a group of 11+ could be catered for as I didn't know the venue at all. We were given a table upstairs in...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Ate at kyloes at the cross keys on sat 17 June and food was beautiful. Staff could not have been friendlier and nothing was too much trouble. If ur in the area check it out as you won't be disappointed and they allow dogs downstairs...More

1  Thank SarahFitzsimons11
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub twice in the space of 5 days on the strength of tripadvisor reviews... and did not disappoint. Food was the of an excellent quality and most appeared to be homemade. Ale choice was not great but one of them ( the guest...More

Thank bratsche-scratcher
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Booked the day before for Sunday lunch for 6. Table upstairs in restaurant with nice countryside views. Fairly quiet when we were there. Two young ladies waiting on were pleasant and helpful. Starters came fairly quickly all delicious- black pudding, egg, mushroom and bacon one...More

Thank julieCumbria_u_k
Reviewed 8 June 2017

You must BOOK in advance they get busy! Quality always shines through, Once an old coaching Inn I guess with a tasteful extension for the upstairs restaurant the style of the place hits you instantly and the service is perfect not over the top and...More

Thank Nigel C
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Questions & Answers
Janey P
12 August 2016|
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Response from Cucina2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so, we sat downstairs in the bar area to eat and not upstairs in the main restaurant so might be an option.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carleton, Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 865588
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