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The Cross Keys, Chester Central, Chester

Lower Bridge Street
Chester
CH1 1RP
Phone: 01244344460
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Reviews of The Cross Keys (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Jon B left this review about The Cross Keys

a first class ale house in a really lovely area of the city. the groups of rowdy lads that seem to take over Chester on a weekend were nowhere to be seen here, thank god. Joules Ales plus guests, I had a spot on Moon Madness. hearty food was being served. excellent pub.

On 1st December 2018 - rating: 10
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Cross Keys

Pub is as described below , very busy on my Thursday Evening visit as they were setting up for a very popular Quiz Night .
6 handpulls on the bar with 4 from Joules plus Neptune Black Moor and a very good Redemption Rock the Kazbek served by the friendly chatty bar staff .
Locals were a decent bunch , will visit again when in Chester just not on Quiz night .

On 6th May 2017 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Cross Keys

This is a Chester pub that I had been to before, roughly forty years ago when I think it was a Greenall Whitley house with multiple rooms. The original CAMRA Cheshire guide to real ale shows it as a Boddington's outlet and says it's a "modernised old pub". There is no date for this guide but I would guess it's around 1980.
It's now a Joules pub and I found it totally unrecognisable. It's a split level single room with solid wooden floors and Joules stained glass windows, etched mirrors and enamel adverts all designed to look old but all almost certainly new.
The bar has five hand pumps which had the three regular Joules ales plus guests of Mallinsons Mosaic and a beer from North Riding.
I went for the Mosaic (£3.60) which was in good nick.
Despite everything I though this was a good pub.

On 10th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Chester, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Bache, 1.79 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Capenhurst, 6.68 miles, 2 hr 8 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No - Sunday Lunch Roast - last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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