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The Cross Keys

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
+44 1786 870293
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old fashioned pub with good pub food. Lots of local residents enjoying a beer and food so always a good sign. A cheaper food alternative to the inn but a different menu. Both are enjotable

Thank na1001
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The pub was busy at the time of our visit but we managed to squeeze into a corner table and enjoyed a very pleasant meal. There is a good range of food available, including dishes suitable for children. A varied selection of beer and wine is also on offer.

Thank Dave G
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Pleasant surroundings - well stocked bar and good food selection. .The menu was varied and there was a good children's menu - was quite a few children eating while we were there.

Basel CH
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

An ambitious Menu, that needs a few tweaks to technique to bring to excellent. The Steak pie is fantastic, and local sausages too. I had the Confit duck rillettes and then Ox cheek with Fondant Turnip. The meat could have had a bit more flavour/seasoning from the slow cooking, but the Fondant Turnip was a stroke of genius. In past... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second time eating here. Fantastic food. Well priced. Great atmosphere and clean rooms. I will definitely be returning.

Thank MaximusPrime01
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83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time recently using a it is voucher for a overnight stay with dinner and wine and breakfast. This is a traditional proper pub serving great food. Would definitely recommend it for a group of friends looking for dinner drinks and an overnight stay. The rooms are clean and ideal for short stays. The staff and surroundings... More 

Thank mijmap
Fintry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

average experience... not many people in the pub... the owner was very nice, but feel that we were overcharged for the dinner and the wine was very overpriced and of poor quality

Thank A7554OZpauln
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Kippen with our little dog and we went to the cross keys for dinner and we both had the steak and ale pie and it was out of this world! Possibly one of the best pies I've ever eaten. Highly recommended!! Also great atmosphere in the pub with a cosy fire and our... More 

Thank dimby1984
Weesp, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not much to say: good food, great atmosphere, in the heart of one of Scotland's most beautiful regions,the Keys is a regular for us. It never disappoints.

Thank thegroens
Delta, Canada
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The food here was fantastic and substantial. The staff were very friendly. Would have gone back there if time had permitted. We checked out of the place we were staying early, so did not have a chance to go back.

Thank eewedley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Kippen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Kippen
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 870293

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?