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Cross Keys

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High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AU, England
+44 1494 865373
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been patrons of the Cross Keys for some years and have always enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of this "traditional" local pub. The beer is fine and the wine list extensive enough that you will surely find something you like. The food has always been good but Stuart and the team have recently notched it up a level which... More 

Thank Ilija A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent traditional pub restaurant with great service with a good choice of ales and great food. We started in the bar, which even on a Thursday had a friendly, buzzy atmosphere. I can recommend the Olivers island ale for those of you torn between a choice of a quenching lager and a real ale! Into the restaurant, we were looked... More 

Thank Russell O
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you very much More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was helpful at finding dairy free light meal options. Soup was on the dairy free menu but the one that day wasn't! The Restaurant area section we were shown to was empty, we were told to sit where we liked. Originally we chose the 2 person table but felt hot and squashed up in the corner next to... More 

Thank Cherry1510
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Dear Cherry I was disappointed to see your second review of the day and of all time!!! Your review of The Roald Dahl Museum is also unfair given that the museum is mainly catering for children. Your comments on the gentleman coming out of the kitchen is wrong as it was myself who asked you nicely to move from a... More 

East Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a quick snack at lunchtime and were seduced by the food, wine and beer on offer. The friendliness and attentiveness of the landlord made us and all the other cliental feel very relaxed and welcome without being pushy. All the food coming out from the kitchen looked and smelt wonderful and we were spoilt for choice.... More 

1 Thank Morganbaz
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments hope to see you again soon Regards Stuart More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a short day trip from London to see some of the outskirts and we were not disappointed. We started our visit at the Cross Keys pub and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The atmosphere was updated traditional, the staff was very kind and the food was absolutely amazing. Best fish and chips we've had on our... More 

Thank JenCasc
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review hope to see you again Regards Stuart More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a pit stop drink, Ale was clean and crisp, gent on the bar was friendly and pleasant to be served by. Atmosphere was lovely and you could tell the staff cared about their work. Didn't eat unfortunately but the food the ladies were eating next to us looked and smelled delicious. Will definitely stop in again for... More 

Thank Ryu S
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you so much come back and try the food Regards Stuart More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. Large bar with lots of choice and a broad menu to chose from. Well recommended. Lacked a bit of atmosphere but could just be the night went.

Thank clarecurling
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cross Keys offered a friendly environment and good service at both the bar and in the restaurant, there was a good choice of items on the Menu ranging from traditional "Pub Grub" through "Home Cooking" and beyond. There is a 10% service charge applied to the bill for the Restaurant which at first came as a surprise but the service... More 

Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you very much More 

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food.Good atmosphere. We ate outside (in January) as it was so busy inside. Heaters that we(patrons) could control was an added bonus. The service and food were both top notch, attentive waiters and friendly smiles all round. Portions on adults meals were great and the kids meals were generous. I had bubble and squeak; it was lovley - the... More 

Thank Terri W
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch in half term whilst visiting the Roald Dahl museum. Busy with lots of families but we waited at the bar. Children's menu and extensive adults menu with plenty of veggie choices, regular pub grub and more fancy things too. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Hit the spot.

1 Thank Beth K
Stuart T, Owner at Cross Keys, responded to this review

Thank you so much Regards Stuart The vey nice man in charge More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 31
British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Great Missenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 865373
Traditional English pub that keeps it simple with homemade food, sourced from local suppliers with great service.

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