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The Cross Keys

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34 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
+44 1904 655082
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a Nicholson pub which I find you cannot fault. The Cross Keys is a York pub we have never been in before. As lunch is served from 12:00 went for the Nicholson breakfast. this was brought to us after cooking was an exceptional breakfast. 2 for £10 was a decent price. Plenty of choice for drinks & overall... More 

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Thank jenkodonny
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a cracking breakfast here this morning. 2 full English for £10 (drinks extra). Really nice pub, friendly staff. Free WiFi too! Would recommend.

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Thank Julie P
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for breakfast 2 for £10 it's was nice tea/coffee extra . Nice atmosphere and staff very friendly . And in walking distance from the shambles or cathedral would recommend

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Thank suepol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my Mum have been here twice for food and can thoroughly recommend it! The first time we went in we both had starters and a mains, all of which was lovely. The second time, we had the nachos sharer. I can highly recommend their nachos! They are amazing! Decent selection of nice gins too :)

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Thank MaeWoodcock
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great range of real ales served by an extremely pleasant and helpful bar staff who made excellent ale suggestions. Very comfortable setting with lovely interior.

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Thank basil_peacock
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy pub like most pubs in York.We had food here for 8 people nothing to write home about some of it was better than others, the people having the scampi were the most disappointed having maybe 6 pieces of scampi and a handful of chips the burgers on the other hand were very good. The staff were very good... More 

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Thank david h
Luton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a group of 8, had a lovely room and really lovely friendly service. All the good was cooked well and tasted good. My only complaint was some of the dishes weren't available, but it was Sunday evening and presume it has been busy . Few veggie options and no Yorkshire pud on the roast .

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Thank JoJo100026
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Breakfast options were great and two cooked breakfasts for £10 was very good value. The service was prompt and the food nice and hot. We were impressed and went back for Sunday lunch. We ordered roast dinners and after some time the waiter came and said we would have to wait around 20 minutes as they were waiting for Yorkshire... More 

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Thank lynncarr2016
Preston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This pub has a lovely feel to it, and the staff are very friendly. The food is gorgeous and hot. You get your moneys worth. Good clean Guinness. I would recommend this pub to anyone👍

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Thank dawnt67
Burnie, Australia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of pints and a quick bite to eat. It's a Nicholson's pub, so we knew what to expect. We only had the share platter, but it was tasty and more than enough for us. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

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