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The Cross Keys

$$ - $$$, British,
Carleton, Penrith, England
+44 1768 865588
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (8 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carleton, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second visit in last few months and unable to fault anything at all on both visits. Best mushroom soup I’ve had. All other starters very good. Roast beef , smoked haddock and roast turkey excellent. All cooked to perfection. Tia maria cheesecake, xmas pud and...More

Thank julieCumbria_u_k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this while travelling back to Scotland, we were in search of a proper meal instead of service station sandwiches and this was exactly what we needed! Staff very welcoming and friendly, menu had traditional pub food (the biggest plate of sausage and mash...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table with my children and their grandfather who lives locally. We were greeted really well and immediately made to feel welcome. We were offered a table in the busy bar area or upstairs in the main dining room. We chose the d8ning room...More

Thank Eastham2768
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of someone at our hotel. The Cross Keys is a traditional pub, very cosy and comfortable. We both had the chicken liver pate as a starter. It's one of the best I've ever tasted, served in a Kilner jar and...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Both too tired to cook so popped out for a bite. An amazing experience at the Crossed Keys. The starters were fantastic smoked venison and the best chicken pate ever. Two flat iron steaks arrived shortly after and not much said as we enjoyed the...More

Thank don s
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited here for dinner after a day out in Cumbria and really enjoyed my time here. Chose the Kyloes Slider Platter that came with chips and a side salad. The sliders in question were a cheeseburger, a pork, apple and black pudding burger (both very...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Eat dinner, really good food. Excellent staff very friendly, very helpful and patient with out requests. Quite a menu choice, owner very friendly.

Thank Dor269
Reviewed 4 September 2017

After reading the reveiws we decided to try it out and were not dissappointed. The pub itself was clean and the staff freindly. The food was not a dissappointment and resonably priced all in all can't fault it.

Thank mercedes479
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent sunday lunch and the nicest beef I've had for ages compliments to the chef and the butcher. 👍

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Nice pub with a beer garden. High quality gastro nosh, drinks typical National park prices (Even though its not in the National park!). Plenty of parking if you head down the hill towards the sports field.

Thank Tim B
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Questions & Answers
Janey P
12 August 2016|
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Response from Cucina2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so, we sat downstairs in the bar area to eat and not upstairs in the main restaurant so might be an option.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups
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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