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“Quaint Scottish village inn”
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The Cross Keys
Ranked #2 of 2 Kippen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Princess Sylvia read about Kippen in the Sunday Times and as I was working in nearby Stirling, we though we would investigate. Stayed in Room 3 - quite spacious and took a while to heat up. Generally neat and tidy but had a huge web still on the ceiling. Had a pleasant venison dinner served by the gregarious Craig. Old styled dining room and open turf fire. Breakfast was just average although the choice of cooked food was quite good.

Room Tip: Room 3 at the back of hotel and very quiet.
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

We stayed at the Cross Keys for one night and dined in the restaurant.

The staff who worked here were excellent. We had 2 dogs with us and they made us and the dogs, feel very welcome.

Rooms were fine, well appointed and clean and beds were comfortable although the carpets could do with a good clean or perhaps replacing.

Dinner was good, the cauliflower soup was excellent, my sisters venison burger was good, the veggie option was fine but it was definately exclipsed by the amazing soup. Breakfast however was a bit poor. I am veggie therefore the egg, crispy potato scone and mushrooms were not the most exiting breakfast I have ever had. The portion was a bit scant therefore I am sure they could do a bit more on this front.The condiments on the table, in particular the sugar bowls needed a bit of attention on the hygeine front!!! They were a bit off putting.

The staff were lovely, really excellent and really make the place however we did find the manager a bit frosty and a little unwelcoming.

I would return however thought £80 for the double occupancy room and £55 for the single occupdancy room plus, a £10 supplement for each of the dogswas a wee bit steep for what we got. That said, if I happened to come upon a good deal through Groupon or It Is On, I would consider returning but only for an overnight.

Stayed: January 2016
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to have a wee night away in January, and alighted on the Cross Keys in Kippen. What a great place to stay. We were shown to our room by Craig who showed us around and explained everything. We had the double room which was clean and stylish, with views over Flanders Moss to the mountains beyond. The bed was super comfy. Our dinner was fantastic. They just started doing Scottish Tapas. Try the chicken livers!!!!!!!. It also combines a great traditional and bar menu. The deserts are very, very good. The eating area is in a cosy, log fired bar,buzzing with locals and the staff very friendly. All in all a very relaxing night away in a traditional inn dating back
to 1703, with excellent, thoughtful meals. We will be back. You should try it, even just for lunch, or dinner

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Last week I stayed at The Cross Keys for three nights, in search of some post-Christmas peace and quiet. The hospitality offered by the staff of The Cross Keys was second to none; the room was basic but comfortable, and the food and drink of a very high quality. Midday and evening meals seemed to attract a happy mixture of locals and visitors, and the beers on tap are brewed locally to Kippen at the Fallen Brewery. Hearty breakfast, and a lovely location. Would heartily recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I turned up at the Cross Keys on a Sunday afternoon without booking only to find the place full to bursting with a group of 45 having a Christmas lunch.
We were still made to feel welcome and finding was no problem to the staff who bent over backwards to produce an amazing pub lunch.
I had venison croquettes to start with followed by a salmon & halibut stew fantastic.
They also have a good range of real ales.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cross Keys

Address: Main Street, Kippen FK8 3DN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Kippen
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kippen
Price Range: €65 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cross Keys is a traditional and comfortable Inn nestled in the village of Kippen between the Loch lomond and trossachs national park and the ancient city of Stirling, Scotland. There are three contemporary en suite rooms with heated floors, excellent beds and fresh white linen. The pub has log fires in winter and the beer garden has great view in the summer. Food at the Cross Keys is traditional modern with standards and specials side by side. ... more   less 
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