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Cross Keys, Harpenden

39 High Street
Phone: 01582763989

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Ian Mapp left this review about Cross Keys

My destination pub, after setting off walking from Hertford 16 miles away.

I've been to a few pubs in Harpenden but not ventured this far up the highstreet.

This was a classic british boozer - low beamed ceiling. tankards hanging from the roof. Open Fire. Newspapers.

Three real ales on an the TT Landlord was excellent.

Only slight grumble - £4 a pint.

I'm not quite in London, am I?

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On 26th February 2017 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Cross Keys

Attractive, old-fashioned (in a good sense) locals pub with a stone floor and plain furniture in the small main bar. There is also an even smaller (dining?) room with its own bar counter to one side. I could see three real ales on - Landlord, Rebellion IPA and the local Tring Jack O'Legs (£3.20) - but I think there is another handpump in the side room. Just the sort of place where you might expect to see a group of older customers playing dominoes and supping their pints (which was exactly what was happening when I was there).

On 8th January 2011 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Cross Keys

Attractive old building with quite a small interior.The main bar is to the right of the front door with a smaller seating area to the left with its own counter.Four real ales always on ,London Pride,TT Landlord and Rebellion IPA are regulars and on my visit Tring's Sidepocket was the guest and spot on.Very much a real ale drinkers pub,warm and welcoming and thoroughly deserving the GBG entry.Best drinking pub in Harpenden.

On 8th February 2010 - rating: 8
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Cross Keys

An attractive cottage style pub set back from the main road that looks a little like a private residence rather than a pub. There are two distinct bars, one for drinking and a smaller one set out with four tables for food. Has the feel of an aging and affluent customer base although it was quiet when I visited. There's an impressive array of pewter tankards hanging from the ceiling all on numbered hooks. An old looking document on the wall lists their owners, all 183 of them. Cask Marque accredited and there was London Pride, TT Landlord and Rebellion IPA on. Decent place to call in to for a pint.

On 4th October 2009 - rating: 7
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