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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 13 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the Cross Keys Inn. A group of 20 of us (including 7 kids) arrived, having pre-booked our meals, on a Saturday evening. The host was great, he had a table all ready for us, and quickly got our...More

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Visited tonight 28 day matured steak cooked to perfection will visit again in near future well worth 25min drive

1  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Cards on table - I/we are huge fans of The Cross Keys at Esh, and have frequently eaten there and posted reviews. We have eaten there twice this weekend (once, planned and once by happy default) after a gap of a year and I am...More

1  Thank Rev-Geordie
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I had a nice meal. It was served without any long wait by friendly staff. Would recommend.

Thank Norrie D
Reviewed 24 September 2016

After a long walk my son and I arrived in Esh ready for a beer and a lunch. We shared a chicken and chorizo pizza - it was the best pizza I have ever had. Rich, tasty, cooked to perfection with a light crispy base.

Thank john e
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Delicious Sunday lunch, very good portion size, and lots of veg. Served very quickly on Sunday afternoon.

Thank Kenven16
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Visited last night with my wife and had the the half pound steak burger, chips and salad. It was superbly cooked and the portion was huge, we were both stuffed but finished it of course. The table we asked for (with a view from the...More

2  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is a long time since I reviewed any establishment anywhere but after returning to the Cross Keys at Esh after a longish break, I felt I had to say something again. My wife and I went last night, quite early, around 6pm, Paul, the...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had the Sunday carvery and it was beautiful. Real good value.I recommended it to some friends and they went midweek for the two for 9 Pound menu and couldn't praise it any more highly

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! The meat just melts in the mouth, the veg was cooked to perfection. Huge Yorkshire puds! Even our notoriously fussy 14 year old was impressed. Can't wait to go back and try the regular menu! Thanks to the staff as well, they're so...More

Thank Mickey S
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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$26
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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