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Submitted on Saturday, 4th November 2017
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The Keys, Barnsley

Sheffield Road
Hoyland
Postal town: Barnsley
S74 0PY
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Will Larter left this review about The Keys

Formerly the Cross Keys, but with a makeover that includes a pub sign with two keys resolutely not even thinking of touching each other, this is a change that says it is anything but a traditional pub. In fact it looks like a new building both out and in, but the young man who appeared to be the manager gave us an enthusiastic welcome straight out of the training manual. After we had ordered two halves from the three cask ales on the bar, he asked if we were Camra members and gave us 50p off the total for the round. My beer, a new one to me from 2 Roses Brewery called Fall, must have been ok or my notes would have said so, but I find it has left no lasting impression. It was fairly quiet at the time of our midweek, mid-afternoon visit and to be honest this is not really my sort of pub. Definitely better for ambience and decor than the nearby Saville Square, and better on the beer front than the Hare & Hounds; if I lived in Hoyland, I am sure I would call in from time to time.

On 5th November 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2193 recommendations about 2093 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by James Joines
Elsecar, 2.32 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Chapeltown, 3.11 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Wombwell, 3.13 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Keys, Hoyland
28th Nov 2017, 20:50
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
 
28th Nov 2017, 19:47
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 50p per pint, 25p per half - last updated 14 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 05 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 November 2017 by Will Larter
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Last inspected: November 12th 2018
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