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The Cross Keys

#159 of 405 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RZ, England
+44 1225 849180
12:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Paris, France
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151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This pub has an ambiance between a "pub" and a gastropub and is all the better for it. The roast partridge a particular stand-out. Service was also up to scratch. The only niggle was the starter of chicken wings in spicy sauce which was a "mean" dish consisting of the end of the wing, rather than the knuckle which was... More 

1 Thank henzelln
Barry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoy Sunday lunches at the Cross Keys. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The menu is varied enough and there is always a good mix of specials on the board.

1 Thank Gerraint
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with my family for dinner on a Wednesday evening and was surprised to see how busy the pub was. A great menu with plenty of choice for all. The pork belly and hunters chicken were the stars of the show!! I'd definitely recommend a visit.

1 Thank Macquarie2016
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ate here as the Forester and Flower was not serving food, they booked this for us instead. Very friendly welcome, and a warm feeling all round with all the staff and other customers. Prompt service, a good specials board, and tasty home cooked food. I had Ham Egg and Chips, swapping chips for new potatoes. Other family members had a... More 

1 Thank Huggy444
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed at High Beeches about 200 metres down the road. Cross Keys was one of the properties recommended by the proprietors . We tried them out on our first night ..food was above expectation and servings were large. We went back the next and final night at HighBeeches.

2 Thank 153emanuelf
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

we went for a meal 24/9/2016 of the 6 meals we ordered 5 came out wrong the waitress that served us once we told them about we did not see her again someone called daryell sorted it for us i can not praise him enough he did all he could , all though when we did get the food it... More 

1 Thank Jill B
Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Note pub is on Midford Road, not in Midford. The menu looked great and reasonably priced, so we both chose our favourite lamb shanks. Okay, they take a bit longer than other meals but it must have taken an hour for our meals to be served despite it not being busy. Was it worth waiting for ... no. Very disappointing,... More 

Thank John H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food was delicious and service was prompt. Pub has a lovely atmosphere. I was on business so dining alone, staff were friendly, I would go back!

1 Thank Jacinda C
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The chef here is amazing We came for happy hour and ordered food from their board. They were out of 2-3 items we ordered which is the only thing keeping it from a full 5 stars. After changing our orders we got the crawfish appetizer which was surprisingly good. Next were the main courses The pork belly was cooked exceptionally... More 

1 Thank Brian P
Bath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have a Gourmet Club membership and were looking for somewhere for a quick lunch. The Cross Keys was nearby and showed a 25% discount so we rang up to book. Unfortunately they no longer accept any discount cards but we booked regardless and parked easily on the street outside. The pub is historic, dating back to 1718, and has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 849180

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