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Cross Keys Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
+44 191 373 1279
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (49 reviews)
“homemade chips” (12 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i went to the Cross Keys to have a day out with our friends who live nearby. We had been previously and had good days out, but what a transition, new owners Steve and Karen have turned the Cross Keys into a...More

Thank Brian Edward H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit here and will not be my last. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Food was excellent and the atmosphere is nice and cosy.

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in with my little girl, my sis in law and my nephew. We opted for fish and chips, they were beautiful. The staff are very friendly food came out very quickly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Crystal20man
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as have heard good things about this place. Was very quiet and were greeted by a very cheery chap who went through food options with us. Our 4 year old chose a freshly cooked pizza which was delicious. The portions were of ample...More

Thank geordielass96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading really good reviews we opted to give this place a try, Parking was available. Restaurant it's self was very quiet only us and one other table in, We were quickly greeted by a gent. Got drinks, ordered food one cod and chips and...More

Thank 134gemmah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal here tonight. The new owners are doing everything right. The pub looks brighter, more welcoming, the owners are staff are very welcoming too and the food is very good. Well done to all and thank you.

Thank jrja2018
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This is the first time I have been back to the Cross Keys in a very long time and after the meal we have just had we will be back very, very soon. The last time we had a meal in here was approx 3...More

Thank Micky9nufc
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Had a fantastic meal with friends here. The service was excellent, very attentive nothing too much trouble. We all had mussels to start and steak for main. The quality was spot on and we each had our steaks cooked just to our liking - perfection!...More

Thank tblue2018
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My wife & I along with our 4 year old granddaughter visited The Cross Keys for lunch today. The pub is back to where it should be with nice friendly staff, good service and great food. The menu is neither over expansive nor over elaborate...More

Thank DSDurham
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This is our 20 years of beautiful Esh village! We were looking for a plot of land to build and one criteria was walking distance to a nice village pub! We have, as others have seen some highs (in the days of Edwin) and some...More

4  Thank trev c
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John D
2 March 2018|
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Response from Kirsty B | Reviewed this property |
yeah in the restaurant side. its not very big so can see out the window on several tables its very picturesque
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chiddingstone
2 September 2015|
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Response from Paul Y | Property representative |
No we are 3 miles away from the centre
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street | Esh, Durham DH7 9QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 373 1279
  • E-mail
Description
The cross keys provides friendly service and a range of food for everyone. While we provide traditional homemade British classics we also have a specials board which covers cuisine from around the world. Our desserts are eclectic and traditional
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