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The Cross Keys

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Carleton, Penrith, England
+44 1768 865588
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Selby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friendly and welcoming pub with a large seating area upstairs. The food came pretty quickly, and the pies were great! Really tasty, good pastry, lashings of gravy. My only slight niggles were that the chips could have been a bit crisper, and a little more veg wouldn't have gone amiss, but overall we were very happy with it, and... More 

Thank stevieinselby
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

been for a meal there a few times now, staff are very friendly, been with the children which are very welcome, the food is absolutely beautiful, would recomend it

Thank Tracey B
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time round, The Crosskeys, really lacked a great warm and friendly atmosphere with the staff. We've been here a few times over the last couple of years and have to admit, we did leave slightly disappointed. The wine was delicious and our food was above average but it was the atmosphere, that really let our family get together down.

Thank NicolaB1973
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Used TripAdvisor to recommend us a local pub for Sunday dinner and we were not disappointed with this place! Friendly service, food was served quickly and was absolutely beautiful! We'd go back if we hadn't been on holiday!

Thank fmroe
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here last year in May for a drink and thought the menu was worth coming back to try at least once We were in the bar quite early in the evening and we ate in the bar not the restaurant so the comments are as such Its not a big menu therefore I would expect the chefs... More 

Thank John F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lacks atmosphere. We have been in better cafes The menu was very small and what we ordered was very disappointing Incredibly over priced We won't be returning

4 Thank Chris D
Darlington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Food was great here. Looks like a little pub until you realise there is an eating area upstairs and to the rear.

2 Thank Chris H
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We have been coming to this area for years but have never thought of this pub because its nothing to look at from the outside, but once inside its a different story. Upstairs there is a lovely restaurant with great views (in summer you can sit outside). Our Sunday lunch was wonderful. The beef was done perfectly, pink and the... More 

1 Thank Helen T
Durham, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

was told of this pub by the owner foxtail caravan park the service was spot on the food was delicious and a reasonable price the also serve well kept real ales would definetly call again .

Thank prez236
Penrith, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We (me, my husband and our 4 year old little boy) visited, after we had been to the local car boot sale, for a light snack. It was a lovely day so we sat outside at the back, lovely tables with enough space and plenty of shade with the umbrellas :). We had sandwiches and chips, everything was lovely and... More 

1 Thank PocoUno

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carleton, Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 865588

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