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The Cross Keys

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
+44 1244 344460
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“pies” (4 reviews)
“steak pie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 June 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
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Just like to say !! I My wife and I traveled 4.5 hours to get to Chester, and have just been served up the best Sunday roast that I can remember having eaten, Brilliant !! And the Guinness was well Guinness!! Well served, nice people...More

1  Thank Graham T
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited the cross keys this weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday, Jane & Dave were fantastic hosts and really made us feel welcome. They do an amazing Sunday roast and offer a great choice of ales beers and ciders. The pub has a really...More

1  Thank Danwalsall
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Called in for a beer , different place to go , was a great pub with a different sort of atmosphere , quite unique, good selection of lagers from some new brewers I've not heard of, always keen to try new brands. I imagine it...More

Thank soooperman1973
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful day in Chester and dropped by for lunch .. very tasty and all hot lovely ! It can be classed as a ,' pub ' ...But with really good tasty Sunday lunch Yummm worth a visit x

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very empty pub with a lack of atmosphere, probably due to the poor attitude of from pubescent barman. Do not recomend and will never go back. Would give no stars if possible.

Thank Pkeno
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I entered this pub with two friends to be told that we could not be served because of one of my friends. No reason was given so we went to the pub over the road. I was disgusted with this attitude as no reason was...More

1  Thank Lee M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
Weekday pies and gravy
Sunday traditional roast
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