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The Cross Keys

€€ - €€€, British,
34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
+44 1908 528145
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gang booked a late table on a busy friday night on what was a super hot late April weekend. Eight in total. Mixed starters of which i enjoyed the melted camenbert most all. Chorizo slices not bad either. My main was the Pie of...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well done Hannah and the team! First visit Since the refurbishment and I am overwhelmed by the change. By far the best place to eat and drink in Milton Keynes and also the busiest. Hannah it is outstanding what you have achieved and you an...More

Thank LuLuLouiseMK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family descended on the Cross Keys without a booking on the hottest day of the year and they welcomed us with open arms. Hannah was clearly busy but made time for everyone. The food was outstanding (The slow cooked lamb was incredible) and the...More

1  Thank Littlemissb1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The recent refurbishment has been very well done and is now a spacious light airy dining room. However the prime reason for eating out is the food and the burger I had for lunch was cremated to the point it was almost to dry to...More

Thank freddieg708
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the refurbishment they seem to have installed too many hard surfaces, so there is too much noise! The food was ok, and the service was acceptable, but unless they do something about the acoustics unfortunately we won’t be returning...

1  Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday evening visit. Attractive environment and renovations well done BUT service not good . Firstly bottle of white wine plonked on the table unopened and we were left to both open it and pour it! In a restaurant it is normal to both offer it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Cross Keys yesterday. Our family consists of myself, my husband and our 2 boys - 2 and 5 years old. We were promptly greeted and sat at a table for lunch despite no reservation which is great. However we had to wait...More

Thank Jasmine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a Sunday lunch just after the refurb. Pleased to report that the ambience and food were excellent. Sunday lunches were really well presented, and the lamb and beef were both chunks for really beautiful meat rather than the usual slices.

Thank paulcran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely family meal here today. There were ten of us and everyone was served quickly with great food. Aaron our waiter was brilliant. A really great place to eat and value for money too. We have already booked our next visit. Thanks to...More

1  Thank sarmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is delicious and service is brilliant. Thank you Aaron for making our family meal so enjoyable, see you next month.

1  Thank Zoe D
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Barry H
30 December 2017|
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Response from CrossKeysWoolstone | Property representative |
We are happy to inform you around 80% of our menu can be made gluten free. As we cook everything from fresh, ingredients can be altered to suit your dietary requirements
5 November 2017|
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Response from CrossKeysWoolstone | Property representative |
Unfortunately at the moment the pub is not wheelchair friendly as we have a step at the entrance and step to access the toilet Please be aware that we will be wheelchair friendly after our refurbishment and expansion early... More
25 September 2017|
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Response from CrossKeysWoolstone | Property representative |
We can do all of our meat roasts gluten free a long as you let us know upon ordering, if you book in advance we can even make sure you have a gluten free Yorkshire pudding
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 528145
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The Cross Keys is a traditional pub and dining venue located in the heart of Milton Keynes, 3 miles away from the Centre:MK shopping centre. Our passion is catering for people looking for good quality, fresh, homemade food. Our head chef James sources local produce to create classic dishes with a contemporary twist. Here at the Cross Keys our aim is to provide the top quality dining experience with all the character of an attractive country pub. It's the perfect setting to meet with friends, celebrate a special occasion with the family, or just have a chilled drink after work. We cater for all occasions, big and small. We hope to see you soon. Hannah (Manager) & James (Head chef)
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