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The Cross Keys

#178 of 416 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RZ, England
+44 1225 849180
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Showing 125: English reviews
Westbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group for lunch. We were put in the lower dining area which was freezing and the heaters turned off. Very slow service for not much more than "snacks". Food average when it came (with no apologies or even a smile). Couldn't even manage to get an omelette right! Overall, the worst lunch in a pub I can... More 

Thank GerryS1956
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really warm and welcoming atmosphere here, with friendly and efficient bar staff and reasonably priced good value food. Good beers on.

2 Thank Eamonn K
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with 10 friends for lunch after a walk. Ordered hot drinks which were luke warm bordering cold at best and then had to wait nearly 1 hour for our light lunches of sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes and omelettes. The pub was not busy at all. The bowls of soup were luke warm. The omelettes were so over done they... More 

Thank tinkandtonk
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed tasty soup and fish and chips by the warm fire on a cold day, staff friendly, service prompt and food reasonably priced, really enjoyed the puddings.

1 Thank d0nna6464
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Welcoming atmosphere and nicely decorated surroundings. Well kept ales on tap and a nice bottle of Malbec with lunch. Crayfish and garlic mushroom starters followed by a great roast. Only gripe was the quality of the meat - sometimes hard to tell though from a chefs point of view. Certainly be going back as the normal menu looked good to.

1 Thank John_Henry1975
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Took my elderly mum and disabled brother here for lunch. Had a fabulous game casserole with sweet potato mash. The staff were really friendly and the menu was really imaginative.

1 Thank Felicity H
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I'd heard good things about he Cross Keys so popped in for a quick lunch with friends. We waited forty minutes for a ciabatta whilst the pub was very quiet. The cheese and ham ciabatta lacked filling and the ham was fatty. They chips were oily and there were very few. To top it off, my pint of Stella didn't... More 

Thank Ian G
Devizes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Took 21 family members ranging in age from 92 to1 for a Boxing day lunch at this Pub following a recommendation of a Portuguese friend! As could be expected this smallish pub was very busy however all the staff were friendly with just the right amount of attentiveness and patience, especialy with the order taking from the extensive varied menu.... More 

1 Thank clive m
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've known this pub for many years under several different owners. The current owners have done it up very nicely and brought out the features of the old building. It has a warm welcoming atmosphere and on a cold evening open fires in both rooms. As long as I've known this pub it has done really nice real ales and... More 

Thank stephen n
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Really recommend this pub. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic service. We visited Bath for a couple of days and were looking for somewhere to eat. We fell upon The Cross Keys and they were fantastic! Served us early despite the kitchen not opening until 6pm! The young lady behind the bar is a real asset to the pub - everything you'd hope... More 

2 Thank Alison W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 849180

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