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Cross Keys Inn, Gloucester

Cross Keys Lane

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ROB Camra left this review about Cross Keys Inn

Pub is as described by Soupy below. We called in and I had a pint of the only real stuff available which was Gloucester Gold. It's so small you have to talk with the people around you even if it's only to apolgise for trying to get your handkerchief out of your pocket when 3 people have to move to let you. For some reason, very loud music was being broadcast to the outside alley, but was set at a sensible volume inside. Lots of interesting bric-a-brac around the pub, but I didn't really take to it at all. We had a swifty and left. Won't be calling in again any time soon either.

On 23rd December 2013 - rating: 4
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Soup Dragon left this review about Cross Keys Inn

This is a teraaced pub, with a few benches out front and a patio at the back. It dates to the early 18th century at least, with a lower level in white brick and upper levels, in white plaster, that jetty out. They have large sash windows. The pub once hosted music nights, but recently saw some of the internal space converted to an antiques shop and living space (2012). The interior has a couple of rooms now, both small. A side area, in green and white, has comfy chairs, sofas, books and a few prints on the walls. The main room, with an unswung cat, is in white and gold artex, with white and beam ceiling, with wood floor. It has a few tables, some sofas and great black painted brick fireplace. eclectic nonsense, from banjos to Irish ornaments are dotted about, with prints and old photos on the walls. The TV was silent, the mixed music was quiet. The service was fine and a couple of locals were in. Beer; usual tap stuff, with Gloucester Brewery's Gold - which was a bit warm and flat. An interesting building and worth a half, but not much more - to stay would be, as the Captain says, shurely shome mishtake!

On 30th October 2013 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Cross Keys Inn

Small, old corner of a building, ecclectic seating of sofas and seats, a real mish-mash, very different & done in a nice way. Its a bit cramped inside.

Describes itself as 'the quirkiest snug bar in Gloucester'

Real ales, ok, but a bit warm

On 8th May 2013 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about Cross Keys Inn

A small pub reached from the narrow Cross Keys Lane or from the rear via Longsmith Street, it shares some of the premises with a shop. The lower front bar is tiny but manages to fit in a few
tables, a sofa plus a piano and machine, the big screen TV and Juke box are wall mounted. There are more rooms apparently but I stayed in the bar. It’s obviously an old building with lots of time-worn black beams and shows signs of numerous makeovers. Only one handpump, serving beer from the local Gloucester Brewery but a row of clips showed a good range of guests from small breweries. The juke box seems to be stuck permanently on the loud setting, not much room for decoration so a flashing light pipe snakes its way round the counter. From the outside you can see the extent of the pub but only the small bar seems to be open. It’s still in the GBG.

On 8th October 2012 - no rating submitted
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Cross Keys Inn

A weird experience,no one behind the bar,no customers,an indy band practicing in the section away from the bar and at ear splitting volume.This is an old attractive building down a side alley,but otherwise bore no resemblance to the description in the 2011 GBG.Shureley shome mishtake.....

On 21st July 2011 - rating: 2
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Thuck Phat left this review about Cross Keys Inn

An attractive traditional building from the outside, it announced it's presence by emitting the loud strains of a band practising. We looked in to find two handpumps with Brains Reverend James and one other, a handwritten clip which was indecipherable, on.
There were no other customers and no one behind the bar so we left.

On 20th July 2011 - rating: 1
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Gill Smith left this review about Cross Keys Inn

This is an 18th century free house that is in the 2011 Good Beer Guide. The main bar is currently being renovated and they are using the smaller room that is usually a cocktail bar in a function room. They had 2 real ales on though. Severn Vale Severn Swans a-swimming 4.7% and Cotswold Spring Olde English Rose 4%. Both were enjoyable. The pub usually has live and recorded music sessions, and serve bistro style food.

On 14th December 2010 - rating: 8
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