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Cross Keys, Dagenham

Pub added by Graham Mason
Crown Street
RM10 9UH
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Rex Rattus left this review about Cross Keys

It was something of a surprise to find such a relatively nice pub tucked away in the backstreets of Dagenham. It's clearly an old pub. The ancient church and graveyard next door shows that this small area at least was here well before the post WWII diaspora from East London. Inside it's incredibly rustic with low ceilings sporting plain beams (or perhaps the beams are sporting the ceiling!), and a brick fireplace with the Cross Keys emblem above it, now unfortunately obscured by a large TV. The floor's carpeted but you can feel the floorboards creaking beneath it. Furnishings are mainly red plushette upholstered banquettes, and normal tables and chairs. Some old Charrington's signage remains on the bar back.

As a pub I like this one. It's comfortable and the barmaid/landlady was friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately there's no real ale - just John Smith's keg and Toby keg (£2.20 a pint!). With a decent real ale this pub could be an absolute winner, but without it it becomes an ordinary pub. But that's my subjective opinion - it was doing a very good trade on Wednesday afternoon, so maybe the locals are happy with it the way it is.

On 5th May 2013 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Dagenham Dock, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Rainham (London), 2.74 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Chadwell Heath, 3.22 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cross Keys, Dagenham
2nd Nov 2019, 09:14
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2nd Nov 2019, 09:14
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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 07 May 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 May 2013 by Old Blue
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