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The Cross Keys

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Bar, British, Pub
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12 St. Mary Street, Swansea SA1 3LH, Wales
+44 1792 630921
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we popped in for lunch and it was most enjoyable, food and drink was as expected and the pricing reasonable. Plenty of signs at the door that children are not welcome which i understand might be a condition of their licence. Worthy of note is that there is a 50p charge for paying by card, but staff point out that... More 

Thank Bill G
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times for drinks at various times of the day / night. Staff are always friendly. Drinks are reasonably priced and food is really good value. There is a good selection on the menu and portion sizes are really good. The peppered mushroom starter is particularly tasty. Good place for lunch / dinner or to start a... More 

Thank behappie
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a bar meal after some shopping. Lovely friendly welcome from the young bar staff, sat and had a few drinks before we ate, great atmosphere and a lovely feel to the place. Both our meals were faultless, quickly served and piping hot. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank heatherianjones
Ferryside, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

i was served soon after entering by a mannerable and knowledgable staff memberi ordered my meal together with drinks this was quickly done food was good and the dessert was good.i ordered coffee seperately the only gripe was it was a small cup for £1.55 which is a bit much althoug the waiter apologised for the small cup.i will go... More 

Thank richard g
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

called in with my daughter for an early lunch midday, and we sat outside all time lived in swansea never been in this pub well i was surprised it was lovely we sat out the back oy it was warm we both had jacket spud 1 with cheese and the other tuna i also had portion onion rings, the spud... More 

Thank sandie t
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Everyone in here was friendly, the drinks were reasonable and plenty of space to sit and a lovely outdoor area. Cant go wrong with a visit here.

Thank Emma A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We called in for lunch on a Tuesday lunchtime and found this lovely old pub was very busy. We had a lovely lunch, I had a tasty burger and my partner had a pie. Both were delicious, very pleased that the burger was served on a plate and not a board. We went back on Wednesday evening but, despite being... More 

Thank SleepyMidlands
Arklow, Ireland
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I spent a lovely week in Swansea lately and enjoyed some fabulous, well priced meals in this wonderful pub. The food is well cooked, the staff are friendly and the value is amazing. The Sunday Lunch carvery is particularly good.

Thank km0r0
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I ate here twice in one week! I was going to a hen party meal there on a Saturday afternoon so decided to take my in-laws there to try it out on the Wednesday. They had an all day breakfast which was very good and my hubby and I had a huge fish and chips. The pub does have a... More 

Thank Mandy H
Galway, Ireland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

stopped off here for a drink, serves a good guinness, lovely beer garden, i am not a lover of carpet in the pubs in Britain, dirty feel to them, but if your in swansea stop off here for a good pint

Thank Carmel1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 St. Mary Street, Swansea SA1 3LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Swansea County  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +44 1792 630921

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