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The Cross Keys

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
+44 1244 344460
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“pies” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely old pub with wood panels and a real log fire and a warm atmosphere. Visited a couple of times when we stayed in Chester.

Thank goldfinch101
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cross Keys is exactly what a pub should be - comfy seating with plenty of elbow room, log fire on the go, sleepy dog on the rug and good beer. My girlfriend and I had tried 3 different pubs that Saturday afternoon, but all...More

Thank GeorgeGrey
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

On a warm October afternoon we were able to sit outside, it is only a small area, however, a really nice spot. The inside of the pub is ‘Joules’ style, all wood and cosy. The service friendly and welcoming. We only stopped for a drink...More

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Treat to Sunday lunch by family as payment for child minding,excellent food,more than enough portions,reasonably priced accompanied by by quality real ale

Thank asbrooks32
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant little pub. Great atmosphere not too crowded.great choice of gin! Sunday roast amazing. All the hens were happy!!!

Thank wackywelshie
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a proper pub serving great ales and food. The Sunday roast was superb, gastro food at a pub price. Top side of beef cooked to perfection with on point roasties. The staff are incredibly friendly, and Dave, the GM, even pulled a "spotted...More

Thank spena
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We made a booking the day before as recommended outside the venue. Our reserved table was clearly visible when we walked in the next day. We were given two meal choices, either beef or pork. We chose beef and when our food arrived it was...More

Thank fionaandsteve2017
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came across this pub whilst in Chester for the weekend, and on the recommendation of a local booked Sunday lunch. We were not disappointed. The food was a traditional Sunday roast of either pork or beef. We had one pork and two beef all...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a truly great classic corner pub. Fantastic quality Real Ale and even brews its own beers. Great looking pub both inside and outside and good friendly staff. A classic for a pub crawl.

Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Spotlessly clean pub serving amexcellent range of real ales. My choice was particularly pleasing as it was a brown bitter mmmmmmmmm lovely.

Thank brianthelion
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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