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The Cross Keys

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
+44 1908 528145
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Milton Keynes
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go to the Cross Keys quite regularly and the set lunches are great value. The Battered Cod is a must ! They serve the best fish and chips I have ever had. The batter is thin and crisp and the fish soft tasty and moist. Portion is very satisfying and the atmosphere very pleasant. Service is excellent. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Michael W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I realised I had to book a lunch/dinner for 26 people (18 adults, 7 toddlers and 1 baby), I was concerned we wouldn't find somewhere that would accommodate us (being such a large group with many children). I called the pub and managed to book for Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm. Will the food be okay? Will we be... More 

1 Thank Adam L
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we visited this pub by chance yesterday because the pub we had intended to eat in did not have a table at the time so we went to the next nearest pub. What a lucky accident, we were found a table and served very quickly. The food was superb and the attention from the staff was second to none. The... More 

Thank peejaytee1
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just enjoyed a superb lamb roast. Excellent food and friendly service as always. We'll be back very soon.

Thank Chillseeker2010
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited this pub several times over the last 4 months. We have never been disappointed by the service (always a smile and a laugh) or by the quality and cooking of the food. Fantastic service, food and staff. A real reinvented old village pub, well outside the usual pub chain offerings! Aaron is a special treat! Caryn and... More 

Thank Grigro-blush-ladies
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews, and not disappointed. Service by Cathie was excellent, place very busy, there on my own, but made to feel very welcome. Food was way above what you would expect for a pub and the service simply made the experience enjoyable, will definitely return. To all other TripAdvisor users this place is great, well... More 

Thank Jez-G-123
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here a many occasions, the food is always excellent and the customer service can't be faulted. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

Thank Dawn L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped in for lunch and were lucky to get a table - lots of reservations, which is a giveaway in itself. We ordered off the set menu, expecting perhaps smaller portions than off the a la carte. That wasn't the case - these were plentiful platefuls. The food was very good, straightforward pub fare, but what really made it was... More 

Thank 650neilw
milton keynes
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170 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a really lovely lunch here today, with a very nice menu. I was torn over what to choose as I cannot eat Wheat or Gluten. I picked the non gluten options and then checked with the waitress on the off chance about their Thai Fishcakes to be told most of their menu was gluten free. I grinned and she... More 

1 Thank mandie89
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a business lunch been here previously before food fabulous and fresh service fabulous not a fault at all I'm very fussy when it comes to eating out but I am glad to say that the consistency of the place has remained which is very rare to find in places nowadays all our colleagues was very happy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?