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The Cross Keys

34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
+44 1904 655082
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pie” (17 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As stated this is a very nice place to eat or drink. We ordered and the staff were very attentive and friendly. When our meal came it looked fine but I had the Pie and it was very dry and thick pastry so i left...More

Thank Christophergiles
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend popped in for a quick pint on our way home from work. Very relaxed atmosphere and pristine environment. The server behind the bar (Jake) helped me with my beer choice and seemed very knowledgeable. Excellent overall, will definitely call again

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having tried to book at the Golden Slipper (they couldn't be contacted - see my review "Is There Anybody There?"), we chose the next nearest pub for a group Sunday lunch. The staff were attentive beyond the call of duty, the food delicious and plentiful,...More

Thank BobYork
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Hi Bob thanks for your great review! we certainly take great pride here at the Cross Keys on hearing such wonderful feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. JP

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the wall, we came in for lunch and a beverage! It is a lovely pub and we had the lunch special which included a pot pie and a beer. My husband and I both had the special and our total bill was 20£....More

Thank leflerpet
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon! JP

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here every day, the staff are extremely friendly and attentive the place is well managed and is very light and open, very close to the Minster and is a popular place for diners as well as drinkers with an extensive menus. A...More

Thank kdodds54
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! The place is looking fab after our recent refurb, and it is great to hear our guests notice the difference! We hope to see you soon! JP

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has recently been refurbished and it looks better, the staff are wonderful and the food is amazing, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Claire B
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a Trip Advisor review. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Lydia.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good pub with an excellent location next the Minster. All the better for the recent refurbishment, giving the place a really fresh feel. Food is good, and usually a decent selection of real ales on draft.More

Thank mjg200
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Good Afternoon. Thank you very much for your 4 star review! We love our new look - the right changes have been made in the right places and the traditional, charming aspect of the pub still remains. We look forward to seeing you again soon!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch when visiting York, was a bitterly cold day so my friends and I opted for a sausage sandwich and large cuppa, the pub was clean and spacious, staff were friendly and the sausage sandwich was amazing one of the best we...More

Thank drewster40
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am a raving fan of the delicious Old Spot Sausages from Gloucestershire so I am delighted with your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Lydia.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Food, Service & Atmosphere. Would highly recommend to visitors to York or residents. Give it a try, You won't be disappointed.

Thank YorkToastmaster
General Manager A, Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this review

Good Evening. Thank you so much for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back. See you soon, Lydia.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I visited York for my birthday recently. Having read the menus of various establishments whilst walking around the city centre, the steak & ale pie took both our fancy so we decided this would be where we ate. Our order was taken...More

Thank badger1983
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 655082
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You will find The Cross Keys in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Station, York Minster and Yorvik Viking Centre - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Cross Keys is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.