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The Cross Keys, Chester Central, Chester

Lower Bridge Street
Chester
CH1 1RP
Phone: 01244344460
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cross Keys

Owned by Joules, this is a pub man's pub. The interior has plenty of inserted/contrived Victoriana - lots of leaded windows, varnished wood panelling, frosted mirrors and some well-placed knick-knacks. Sadly the mute and subtitled sports TV was off-putting and dented the otherwise pleasant atmosphere. A friendly barman presided over six ale pumps, five from Joules and a guest of Slumbering Monk. Sadly the ale quality was poor – the Winter Warmer had hit spring (NBSS 2), Pale was a pale shadow of what it should be (NBSS 2.5) and the Slumbering Monk had definitely been slumbering in the pipes for a while (NBSS 2.5). I’d be prepared to give this place another go as I really like the pub itself and Joules pubs are usually pretty reliable, but they need to get a grip on the cellar of this one. Could and should have been a 9.

On 1st March 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3912 recommendations about 3900 pubs]


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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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Chester, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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Capenhurst, 6.68 miles, 2 hr 8 min walk (show)
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24th Jul 2019, 13:01
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7th May 2019, 21:54
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • 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 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Except food times Sunday 12-6 - last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • 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 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • 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 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
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