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Cross Keys Inn, Somerton

A37/B3153
Lydford-On-Fosse
Postal town: Somerton
TA11 7HA
Phone: 01963240473
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Cross Keys Inn

Staff had gone to good lengths to celebrate Halloween in this country pub situated on a busy crossroads. The bar staff were dressed up and even the music being played was related to Halloween.

Entering from the car park, you pass through an outdoor drinking area, before entering the first indoor area, where all beers and ciders are listed on blackboards. Most ales and ciders are then dispensed from the tap room, on the road side of the pub.

Three real ales were on - Wychwood Hobgoblin, Hanlon's Yellow Hammer & Pitchfork Beetlejuice. Real ciders were Lilley's Mango Cider, Harry's Dry, Rich's Medium & Heck's Browns Apple & Kingston Black.

The interior was certainly not what I was expecting from a village pub and made a refreshing change. Certainly a pub I wouldn't mind returning to one day.

On 4th November 2020 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Cross Keys Inn

A popular village pub with an excellent reputation – well deserved – for its ales. The frontage is an 18th Century stone facade, behind which is a renovated house with an irregular layout consisting of 2 bar areas, a medium sized snug and a modern conservatory annex which serves as a dining area and function room. At the rear is a rough car park with plenty of space, and a field at the back for overflow paring and camping. Between the pub and car park is a small, tidy garden with wooden benches and tables. There is a lot of clutter lying around, but somehow it doesn't seem out of place. The interior is Spartan – stone floors, wooden tables and few wall decorations, though a minimum level of comfort is provided by thinly padded wooden benches, and there is an incongruous piano in one of the bar areas. There are two bar counters with keg offerings including Pauliner Pils, Bristol Independence, Bibble's Wild beer and a milk stout, but the real treasure here is the tap room from which gravity dispensed ale and cider are brought – 4 ciders, plus Kryzone's Al Key, Swindon's North Wall, Notts's Munich Helles and Oakham's Citra. A 'coming soon' sign advertised Oakham's JHB and Notts's Excitra. The beers were, as usual for this pub, in first class condition, meriting its GBG entry. The staff are friendly and welcoming, displaying only minimum levels of good-natured sarcasm, while the locals are well behaved. The food is well-cooked, simple pub grub, with a few twists, filling and good value for money. Dog biscuits are available on the bar, and these were easily accessible as the cat mentioned on the sign outside was not in evidence. I am always happy to drop in here when passing, and I've never been disappointed.

On the 2018 Somerset Ale Trail.

On 4th April 2018 - rating: 9
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Becca Sands left this review about Cross Keys Inn

A fab place to go to drink good drink and have real tasty food. The staff were so lovely and welcoming and its just such a nice place with their wooden tables and relaxing garden.

On 16th July 2015 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Castle Cary, 5.45 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Bruton, 8.94 miles, 2 hr 52 min walk (show)
Yeovil Pen Mill, 10.86 miles, 3 hr 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cross Keys Inn, Lydford-On-Fosse
4th Nov 2020, 15:20
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
4th Apr 2018, 17:09
Review submitted by E TA amended by E TA

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 29 January 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 March 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 March 2018 by E TA
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