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The Cross Keys

) #122 of 382 Restaurants in Chester $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
+44 1244 344460
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“pies” (4 reviews)
“steak pie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just like to say !! I My wife and I traveled 4.5 hours to get to Chester, and have just been served up the best Sunday roast that I can remember having eaten, Brilliant !! And the Guinness was well Guinness!! Well served, nice people...More

Thank Graham T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cross keys this weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday, Jane & Dave were fantastic hosts and really made us feel welcome. They do an amazing Sunday roast and offer a great choice of ales beers and ciders. The pub has a really...More

1  Thank Danwalsall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a beer , different place to go , was a great pub with a different sort of atmosphere , quite unique, good selection of lagers from some new brewers I've not heard of, always keen to try new brands. I imagine it...More

Thank soooperman1973
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful day in Chester and dropped by for lunch .. very tasty and all hot lovely ! It can be classed as a ,' pub ' ...But with really good tasty Sunday lunch Yummm worth a visit x

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very empty pub with a lack of atmosphere, probably due to the poor attitude of from pubescent barman. Do not recomend and will never go back. Would give no stars if possible.

Thank Pkeno
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I entered this pub with two friends to be told that we could not be served because of one of my friends. No reason was given so we went to the pub over the road. I was disgusted with this attitude as no reason was...More

1  Thank Lee M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A great place to find whether a local or visitor we were made very welcome The landlord Dave ,Craig and Jane were great. Craig was so knowledgeable about the area and spent time speaking to us. The ale house itself was warm with a roaring...More

Thank patricia w
Reviewed 19 February 2017

First class place to go for an atmospheric drink and jolly warm with real log burner. Really liked it. Locals very friendly recommended places to visit. Many thanks.

Thank traveller9752015
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place that still has a proper landlord and landlady. They're two great people who welcomed myself and my friend from London. Lovely beer, open fire, cosy spots to sit either at the bar or in a snug corner somewhere. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Mcglynn85
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Decided after walking along the Dee to call in for Sunday lunch Having called in numerous times before but never eaten Excellent value for money, lovely hospitality and very friendly staff Used by locals is always a good sign Following our visit yesterday we have...More

Thank Christine L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344460
Weekday pies and gravy
Sunday traditional roast