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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
[User has posted 6198 recommendations about 6198 pubs]

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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
[User has posted 2087 recommendations about 2087 pubs]

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Harpenden, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Luton Airport Parkway, 5.19 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
St Albans City, 5.41 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
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26th Feb 2017, 15:15
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26th Feb 2017, 12:17
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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