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The Cross Keys

34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
+44 1908 528145
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good meal, staff, ambiance, installations. 10!! Fish dish very recomended..garden with tables very clean and sunny in july

Thank JRRB48
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Across from the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk UK...nice local pub, not fancy, but nice folks...Fairly well stocked whisky bar, and half a dozen droughts. Stop by after visiting the museum, it is a priceless experience.. for all creatures great and small😊

Thank JT_Skyguy
CrossKeysWoolstone, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but unfortunately I think you may have the wrong establishment. We are currently closed for our refurbishment and expansion and are based in Milton Keynes. Sorry for any inconvenience. Kind regards

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We arranged a post-Christmas family lunch here one Saturday lunch time. We had an excellent large table, recieved great, friendly and helpful service and very good food. No pressure to rush and leave, so we had a very relaxed and extended experience. My wife and...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We went here for my birthday. Place is amazing and food was brilliant. We will definitely go here again

Thank cherylms2015
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We had a big lunch with friends including babies and toddlers and it couldn't have been better. The food was absolutely perfect as was the service. I had chicken pie which was amazing. Another bonus, the puddings are GINORMOUS!

1  Thank Daisy W
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were in the area shopping, saw the good reviews so wanted to visit for Sunday lunch. We arrived at 1pm and hadn't booked but as we were happy with a tight turnaround we were accommodated. The roast lamb was delicious as...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food is cooked to perfection and the service good. Not a place you can just pop into unless your really lucky, as it is very popular, you do need to book a table.

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch there last week. Do book in advance as it gets quite busy. Parking is fine as got spaces outside the premise. Food was excellent. Portion is good. Will definitely return again when back in the area.

1  Thank Kwok Hei L
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

It’s quite a surprise to find such a genuine, quintessentially olde English pub in the middle of Milton Keynes; let alone one as good as this! It’s obviously part of the MK history. Anyway, there were four of us, visiting on recommendation and, with prior...More

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Had a meal here mid-week, with group of friends. The meal we had was excellent - lovely flavor and also there was a lot for your money. one of the memorial moments was the home made onion rings - they were large ones and got...More

Thank Alasdair M
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Barry H
31 December 2017|
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Response from CrossKeysWoolstone | Property representative |
We are happy to inform you around 80% of our menu can be made gluten free. As we cook everything from fresh, ingredients can be altered to suit your dietary requirements
5 November 2017|
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Response from CrossKeysWoolstone | Property representative |
Unfortunately at the moment the pub is not wheelchair friendly as we have a step at the entrance and step to access the toilet Please be aware that we will be wheelchair friendly after our refurbishment and expansion early... More
26 September 2017|
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Response from CrossKeysWoolstone | Property representative |
We can do all of our meat roasts gluten free a long as you let us know upon ordering, if you book in advance we can even make sure you have a gluten free Yorkshire pudding
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 528145
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The Cross Keys is a traditional pub and dining venue located in the heart of Milton Keynes, 3 miles away from the Centre:MK shopping centre. Our passion is catering for people looking for good quality, fresh, homemade food. Our head chef James sources local produce to create classic dishes with a contemporary twist. Here at the Cross Keys our aim is to provide the top quality dining experience with all the character of an attractive country pub. It's the perfect setting to meet with friends, celebrate a special occasion with the family, or just have a chilled drink after work. We cater for all occasions, big and small. We hope to see you soon. Hannah (Manager) & James (Head chef)
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