The Cross Keys – 2011

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Night Reviewed: Wednesday

The Cross Keys sits slightly away from the town centre on the way out of town towards Ilkley, opposite the Police Station – a handy deterrent for anyone thinking of engaging in a spot of post boozing fisticuffs.

As we entered the pub the first thing we noticed was that it was surprisingly busy for a Wednesday evening.

We both ordered our pints (a decent pint of Tetleys) and sat down. As we chatted and took in our surroundings it became fairly obvious that almost everyone else in the pub was dressed quite formally, with most of the men wearing black ties…..

Oh dear. That’s a little bit awkward.

Suffice to say we quickly noted down what we needed to complete our review and made our exit leaving the funeral party to themselves.

As for the pub – we found it to be tastefully redecorated and light and airy. There was a jukebox playing at a slightly louder volume than normally would be acceptable in a regular boozer, and the music this evening was mostly being chosen by children, so we couldn’t easily judge the music choice accurately.

The pub also has quite a large beer garden out back, and hosts regular live music which are rareities in Skipton, so a big thumbs up for those too.

All in all a decent pub, and with a large carpark it caters more for families than hardened drinkers.


Beer Choice (1 – 5): 1.5
Beer Quality (1 – 10): 7
Service (1 – 10): 8
Atmosphere (1 – 5): 3.5
Decor (1 – 5): 3
Toilets (1 – 5): 3.5

TOTAL: 26.5 (out of 40)


One thought on “The Cross Keys – 2011

    Alan Bentley said:
    June 20, 2013 at 11:34 am

    We brought a group of 40 pensioners for lunch on the 19th June 2013. The soup was tasteless and cold. Main meal was burnt and cold. The trifle left a lot to be desired. The apple pie was lovely. The coffee was cold. Sadly a very dissapointing experience for the Wednesday Focus group.

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