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The Cross Keys

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
+44 1244 344460
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank traveller9752015
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Thank Mcglynn85
Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 now reserved a table for a group of family and friends

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Thank Christine L
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Eaten here previously so know the ins & outs,good value,quality food in a clean friendly atmosphere. A pub worth seeking out for the food & particularly the beer always well kept. Really important to the landlord & landlady that everything is up to scratch..This is the best real ale pub in Chester

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Thank Sheila B
Northampton
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good beer, a roaring fire, groups of people having conversations. What a novel concept. This could catch on!!

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Thank NorthamptonWoody
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We called in here on a lovely sunny but cold Sunday, the sun was streaming through the stunning windows and there was a lovely real fire. We had already eaten but wished we hadn't as the Sunday roast dinners looked fabulous. Wish we had found this pub earlier in out trip to Chester.

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Thank Jane R
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a great Pub with a great choice of beers a wonderful traditional decor good old fashioned service and great value food possibly one of Chesters finest

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Thank mrski0258
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub for a drink initially. The atmosphere is great. Really good old school decor but clean as a whistle and tidy. The log fire was really warming on a cold Octobers day. Planned on eating elsewhere but gave the Sunday lunch a try. Well, I'm glad we did because it was one of the best I've had. I... More 

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Thank ace d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you Don't like a Cozy atmosphere, kind staff, great ale and the best roast in Chester, then The Cross Keys is Not for you!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

As a resident of Chester we occasionally like to go out for Sunday Lunch. The cross keys is a unique Victorian pub. It has suffered through several changes in management over recent years. However I have to say the current couple who are running it have created a very welcoming environment and the Sunday lunch my wife and I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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