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Cross Keys, Newbury

London Road
Newbury
RG14 1JL
Phone: 0163549143
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Quinno _ left this review about Cross Keys

After an ill-fated stint as Allsorts Café Bar, this has re-opened as a pub and reverted to the Cross Keys moniker. Still an Arkells house with three of theirs on: 3B, Moonlight and Wiltshire Gold (which despite being an Arkells beer was actually quite good, well-kept at least!) plus Old Rosie cider. Belfast-style sink behind the bar held a number of wine bottles. Staple shaped interior, two raised areas on each leg of the staple with a quiet lounge area to rear left, decorated in an unusual Victorian photo wallpaper. Greyish-blue painted wood panelling and laminated flooring in the main bar - not much in the way of creature comforts, more of a sports bar feel. Two TVs showing footy, some of the crowd were a bit OTT and it’s very much a ‘bloke’ pub. Other items of note included a pool, jukey and, intriguingly, “Rock n’ Roll Bingo”. Decent enough for what it is, if the beer stays good I’d say it’s worth a quick pit-stop.

Sept 2013
Now called "Allsorts Cafe Bar" and apparently is a "Rock n' Roll cafe with open kitchen". Closed on my latest attempt to visit a few Sundays back.

On 5th September 2014 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about Cross Keys

Large Arkells tied house, a working class boozer. L shaped in a cream and red colour scheme with a pool table at one end. Keg served from non proprietary founts, most punters were drinking lager, a taste of my bitter confirmed why. A big screen was showing a music channel however the sound was coming from an entirely different music channel or PA, most odd.

On 11th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Newbury, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 4.04 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cross Keys, Newbury
5th Sep 2014, 22:57
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
30th Aug 2014, 09:39
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Pub Details

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
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