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The Cross Keys Hotel

1 Park Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7AB England
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#2 of 2 hotels in Milnthorpe
The Hotel is surrounded by a wealth of history, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Leighton Moss, and a wide range of visitor attractions Milnthorpe has a long history - its busy Friday street market in the Square dates from 1334. The village's heyday was from the middle of the eighteenth to the middle of the nineteenth centuries when many of the buildings in the centre of the village (now a conservation area) were completed including the present Cross Keys Hotel. When the turnpike road between Kendal and Lancaster was constructed through the village nearly two hundred years ago Milnthorpe became an important staging post and the Cross Keys gained a fine reputation as a coaching inn with stabling for 36 horses
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Electric kettle
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Jake H wrote a review Yesterday
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We recently visited the Cross Keys in Milnthorpe for a weekend away with my missus and 2 year old son. I cannot express enough how attentive the staff were from the minute we walked through the door. They couldn’t do enough for us. We booked a room for two adults and an infant which consisted of a double bed and a single. The room was spacious, clean and everything you would want for a weekend away. Admittedly, we didn’t spend much time in the room as we were out and about at the various places that the hotel is close too but we were more than happy with the accommodation. The food was delightful! Our breakfast was included in the price of the booking but would easily be worth £10 of anybodies money which made the price of the room all the sweeter for us! We both ordered the full English which was a good portion and very tasty. We also had toast with a choice of jams and marmalade and a choice of cereals. We also had numerous coffees which the staff were more than happy to provide. Our son made an absolute wreck with his coco pops too but when I attempted to clear up after him, the staff wouldn’t have any of it which was a nice touch. They also remembered our names from the first time we met whilst checking in and were very happy to assist us with anything, including providing my missus with dairy free alternatives which places don’t usually seem to have for her. All in all we loved our stay and couldn’t have been happier with the location, price, staff, food and all round trip. I never usually bother to write reviews but felt that I had too as we were honestly so happy with the place. Thank you too all the staff! I’m sure that we will be back soon. Jake, Kerry and George.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
CPW wrote a review Jul. 2021
Caerphilly, United Kingdom1 contribution
My husband, son & I were looking for an overnight stop on our way to Scotland. We found this lovely, family run establishment. It is very conveniently placed near the M6. On our arrival we found the large, safe carpark (between the hotel & the cricket ground) very easily. We met Adam, Margaret & Michael who run the pub/hotel - a lovely, friendly family - nothing was too much trouble for them. We booked our room via Booking.com and paid a very reasonable rate for B&B. Our room was clean & comfortable with fresh, fluffy towels. We all had a good night's sleep. Breakfast was tasty & substantial. We are heading back home on a different route or we would have booked again! Thanks & good luck to Adam, Margaret & Michael xxx
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Azlozi wrote a review Jul. 2021
Aberdeen, United Kingdom64 contributions44 helpful votes
We were looking for a nice 3 day getaway in the Lake District but didn't want to pay a ridiculous amount for a hotel. This budget friendly, family run, hotel was perfect! The owner, Adam, was always happy to help and made us feel at home. We stayed in the top floor in a recently refurbished room and it was comfortable for the 3 nights we were there. Me, my wife and our 4 year old daughter all slept well and enjoyed the breakfasts in the morning. We also ate in the pub one evening too and found the food great. Adam had also brought out free chicken wings for all the customers in the bar as the England Vs Germany game was on. Milnthorpe is a small village with not much to do but we were out most of the day every day so that didn't matter. There is a handy supermarket in the town for essentials. If your looking for cost effective, comfortable accommodation for a visit to the lakes then look no further than the Cross Keys!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Room 11 was recently refurbished and has a Samsung 32" TV
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Kevin D wrote a review Jul. 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
On our arrival into Milnthorpe we found the hotel easily but had a little difficulty finding the car park. Check in was easy and we were shown to our room, room3, by a very cheerful man, who offered to help me carry our bags. The room had a four poster bed, and though the décor was dated it did not distract from the overall ambiance. The bathroom was huge, with two hand basins side by side and a large corner bath, which my wife enjoyed the use of. It also had a retro fitted electric shower. The only minor downside was that the water pressure was not as high as it could have been. The bed was comfortable, though in order to cool the room down we had to have a window open which meant we could here the passing traffic on the A6 just below the window. The bar had a selection of Robinson's Ales, the Cumbrian Way was very good. The food was simple but very tasty. The haddock came with a large portion of mushy peas. We asked what time breakfast was served and were told that it was available from 08:00, but as we had to be at Barbon Hillclimb, about a 30 minute drive away, I asked could we possibly have it earlier, around 07:30. this request was cheerfully met with a "no problem at all" reply. Breakfast was hearty and certainly set us up for the day. If we were in the area again I would have no qualms returning to this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Jnb1516 wrote a review Jun. 2021
Macclesfield, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
I don’t mind staying in dated hotels, just as long as the basics are right: good service and decent facilities. The hotel decor is a rather dated (the bar area was a bit more modern), but that’s not an issue really, the room was still very clean with a comfy bed and had all the facilities you’d need. (Albeit one lightbulb was flickering and the shower pressure wasn’t great, but still useable!) The staff were friendly on arrival and it was nice to be shown up to our room by a pleasant and polite member of staff. A bit of a problem for us was the location of our room. Unfortunately it was near the front of the hotel and below our room was a main doorway, so all morning all we could hear was constant banging of the door. (Obviously not an issue through the night as no one was using it, but we couldn’t exactly have a lie in in the morning.) This can easily be fixed by the hotel if they get one of those devices which slowly closes the door to prevent the slam. Breakfast was ok. At first it was difficult to be served and we had to go find someone (we didn’t know if they’d come to us, or if we needed to check in at the bar for breakfast to let them know we were there), no one was around. But once they took our order it was served quickly and tasted ok. The toast and brews were lovely, but there were just small hiccups like being served our hot drinks but not given any milk (had to take some from another table as no one around to ask), not given any sauces (or asked if we wanted any) with our cooked breakfast. Not big issues, but small details that make a difference. Overall it was a suitable hotel for a quick and last minute night away and reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$68 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cross Keys Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Cross Keys Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Create Escape (Cumbria) (0.02 km), The Market Square (0.1 km), and The Catholic Church of Christ the King (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cross Keys Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No.3 Curry House, No.17, and Nikita's Bistro.
Is The Cross Keys Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Milnthorpe.
Are pets allowed at The Cross Keys Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Cross Keys Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cross Keys Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Levens Hall (4.0 km), Heron Corn Mill (1.5 km), and Arnside Tower (6.0 km).