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Cross Keys Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
+44 191 373 1279
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (45 reviews)
“onion rings” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We ate here with friends for a celebration the service was very good but the food was mediocre I had a steak that should have been medium and it was served well done the chips were greasy but it was busy so maybe just an...More

1  Thank sue j
Marie Y, Owner at Cross Keys Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2013

Thank you for your recent review. We took over The CrossKeys last summer and one of the first things we did was source local suppliers and producers and make sure all our food was freshly cooked. We also took our time in selecting a great...More

Reviewed 20 February 2013

We had found this restaurant in the North East Cheers magazine, we had no idea what to expect, as we had not looked at trip advisor.. What a location, with geat views. The staff welcomed us when we arrived, even though we did not have...More

Thank BryanB95
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Had a superb meal in very friendly surroundings on Saturday evening. We were really spoiled for choice with the well thought out menu designed to satisfy all tastes. I had the risotto to start made with local black pudding, bacon and a perfectly cooked, runny...More

1  Thank Stewart L
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I've eaten in this friendly little pub a few times whilst visiting my friend and have had no regrets. my favourite dish so far is the honey roast gammon, its was delicious. both the waitress Becky and the bar maid Jane were excellent and were...More

Thank TJHoltom
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Had a very pleasant lunch here. Good variety lunch menu which was served in a nice cosy room. Food quality was excellent. Guy in charge very knowledgeable about the ales on offer ( alcoholic % etc) which was impressive. Highly recommended.

Thank Northerntraveller59
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Booked a table for Sunday Lunch as under new management and we were very impressed by the quality and quantity of food that was served. The adults chose beef and it was such a pleasant suprise to be asked how we wanted out meat to...More

Thank Rachel1903
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Four or five visits over the last month have now confirmed my feeling that the Cross Keys should be regarded as a welcome oasis in the pub desert that lies between the Grey Horse at Consett and the Victoria in Durham. This is a pub...More

2  Thank gilliandurham
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Questions & Answers
2 September 2015|
Response from Paul Y | Property representative |
No we are 3 miles away from the centre
30 June 2015|
Response from Paul Y | Property representative |
We are open Tuesday through Sunday mike hope to see you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 373 1279
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The cross keys provides friendly service and a range of food for everyone. While we provide traditional homemade British classics we also have a specials board which covers cuisine from around the world. Our desserts are eclectic and traditional
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