We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Cross Keys

#160 of 412 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RZ, England
+44 1225 849180
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 121: English reviews
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Welcoming atmosphere and nicely decorated surroundings. Well kept ales on tap and a nice bottle of Malbec with lunch. Crayfish and garlic mushroom starters followed by a great roast. Only gripe was the quality of the meat - sometimes hard to tell though from a chefs point of view. Certainly be going back as the normal menu looked good to.

Thank John_Henry1975
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my elderly mum and disabled brother here for lunch. Had a fabulous game casserole with sweet potato mash. The staff were really friendly and the menu was really imaginative.

1 Thank Felicity H
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd heard good things about he Cross Keys so popped in for a quick lunch with friends. We waited forty minutes for a ciabatta whilst the pub was very quiet. The cheese and ham ciabatta lacked filling and the ham was fatty. They chips were oily and there were very few. To top it off, my pint of Stella didn't... More 

Thank Ian G
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took 21 family members ranging in age from 92 to1 for a Boxing day lunch at this Pub following a recommendation of a Portuguese friend! As could be expected this smallish pub was very busy however all the staff were friendly with just the right amount of attentiveness and patience, especialy with the order taking from the extensive varied menu.... More 

1 Thank clive m
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've known this pub for many years under several different owners. The current owners have done it up very nicely and brought out the features of the old building. It has a warm welcoming atmosphere and on a cold evening open fires in both rooms. As long as I've known this pub it has done really nice real ales and... More 

Thank stephen n
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Really recommend this pub. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic service. We visited Bath for a couple of days and were looking for somewhere to eat. We fell upon The Cross Keys and they were fantastic! Served us early despite the kitchen not opening until 6pm! The young lady behind the bar is a real asset to the pub - everything you'd hope... More 

2 Thank Alison W
Paris, France
Level Contributor
160 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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

Travellers who viewed The Cross Keys also viewed


Been to The Cross Keys? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Cross Keys staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?