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The Cross Keys, Oswestry, Shropshire

The Cross Keys

4.7
4.7
116 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
This stunning 14th century pub in the unspoilt village of Kinnerley offers beautifully prepared seasonal fare alongside delicious pub classics. Offering real ales from local breweries and a interesting winelist. If the sun is shining dine or enjoy a drink in the beer garden with its village green charm.

Warwick Kidd started his career as a part time pot washer at Ludlow's Michelin starred La Becasse under Head Chef Will Holland. His natural ability meant it wasn't long before he was starting to cook and his career soon blossomed. He moved away from Ludlow to gather experience which took him to France, where he cooked for 2 Michelin starred Jean-Luc Rabanel.

Zach Hermon's career started at the age of 15. He has worked at some of the country's most prestigious restaurants including Raymond Blanc's 2 Michelin starred 'Le Manoir aux quat saisons' and more recently 2 Michelin starred 'Moor Hall' in Lancashire - Winner of first place at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards. 

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01691 683688

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether you want a 3 Course Menu, or a buffet for a large party, we have lots of different options available. <br />Please get in contact to hear all about them.

  • Private party facilities

    Alongside our usual Lunch and Evening dining, we can also cater for larger events, whether it is a birthday party, a wedding or a wake. We have lots of options available for whatever your needs may be.

  • Neighborhood

    Oswestry

  • Parking details

    Large secure car park and disabled parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Shropshire

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LC

    LisaC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely Sunday lunch, food really good in restaurant with a nice relaxed atmosphere
  2. PP

    PatsiP

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is excellent so we regularly go here on a Sunday. The roast beef was tender, juicy and slightly pink. All the vegetables were perfectly cooked served with a delicious Yorkshire pudding. The sticky toffee pudding was spectacular too. A generous portion served with a lovely ice cream and warm sauce in a little jug on the side.
  3. FH

    FionaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food with friendly service. Nice beer too!
  4. AS

    AndyS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time we've visited since being informed that the Pub had reopened. Nice reception and great quality food. Prices on a par with other public houses, maybe slightly dearer but well worth it.
  5. M

    Maria

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely evening and will definitely go again. The restaurant was quiet it the bar was quite noisy! All in all a good night
  6. SL

    SuzanneL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As a coeliac I am often disappointed with the menu choices, help from the staff and then the presented dish. Not so here. The fish and chips was superb, other fish dishes good and I would happily return again and again. Staff delightful and very accommodating. Thank you
  7. HH

    HelenH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening, lovely local pub with top notch cocktails and food. Staff were very pleasant, would thoroughly recommend.
  8. LE

    LouiseE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch - such a good choice of dishes made it difficult to chose! Everything was perfect, great flavour combinations and excellent portion sizes. The dining room was so beautifully furnished and decorated, it's just a shame there were so few diners on the day that we were there but, perhaps a sign of the current economic times. I would hugely recommend The Cross Keys, we can't wait to come back - thank you!
  9. EF

    EmmaF

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Sunday Lunch, good menu choices, great service. Hands down our favourite 'country pub'! Gluten free and dairy/soya free starters/mains are managed well, with Chef producing imaginative alternatives - all of which were delicious. Desserts are a still a little more limited re: dietary requirements but I was offered a delicious gf polenta cake (not on the menu) - the standard menu choices could be wider. Well worth £150 for 4 people, 3 courses and wine/beer.
  10. A

    Anchorite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu, well presented by friendly staff and highlighted by a power cut I the middle of the
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt and his team never fail to provide excellent, attentive service and top notch food, even on a very busy Saturday evening. Well worth a pre-booked visit!
  12. s

    saraw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    currently my favourite restaurant! food was excellent
  13. H

    Helenj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshly food prepared online. Worth travelling for. All pubs should do this. Well done. Excellent
  14. PC

    PeterC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great evening with friends at the Cross Keys in Kinnerley. A country gastro pub with good quality food & service. The fish platter sharing board was plentiful and tasty, followed by a delicious lamb rump, cooked really well. Finished with the plum frangipane tart, again delicious. Just how it should be… we’ll be back again soon !
  15. HE

    HowardE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all asked for medium rib eye steaks. They were delicious apart from they were medium plus verging on well done. We didn’t complain because they were still very tender. Obviously good meat. A lovely meal.
  16. SA

    StevenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful pub with exceptional food and service 5 stars all round.
  17. JS

    JayneS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal, lovely dining room and very friendly but not over the top staff. Will definitely return when in the area.
  18. SP

    SusanP

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely friendly efficient staff. Excellent food. Good wine selection
  19. A

    Alex

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and staff were very accommodating with our 2 year old. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.
  20. J

    Jane

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere are always exceptional
  21. K

    Knightflyer

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely village setting, good food and friendly staff. Would happily go again. There is an extensive park/play area next door, so would be good for children too.
  22. WG

    WendyG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our visit to Cross Keys was very enjoyable. Food delicious, place beautiful decorated, clean and tidy and staff very friendly. I just wish there were some Gluten free options on the menu as standard.
  23. AM

    AliMc

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we will definitely come back. Great service , lovely food and a good atmosphere.
  24. SB

    SylviaB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect Sunday lunch - very tasty and good value . Lovely to have fresh local food on our doorstep.
  25. MW

    MichaelW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was awful, and the table too small for comfort
  26. A

    Alijudrob

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal. Fresh perfectly cooked food and a great selection of wines and beers. Couldn’t ask for more. Will be returning many many times.
  27. SD

    SimonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Lovely location ,friendly staff and fantastic food
  28. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As a vegan I found plenty of choice and not the usual falafel wraps or vegan burger you get offered nearly every where else. Thank you
  29. JD

    JulieD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely pub with great beer & wine. The menu is very good & the food is fabulous. Service is excellent too. Our only regret? We wish this pub was nearer to where we lived so we could go more often!
  30. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a Sunday lunch it was excellent all 7 of us really enjoyed it 5⭐️
  31. AG

    AndyG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and amazing food, highly recommend
  32. SP

    SandraP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food lovely beer garden will be visiting again
  33. WG

    WendyG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us met up for a reunion. Lovely weather, so were able to sit out in the garden. Very good menu - and we were able to order from the "Starters" menu and have the helpings sized up to mains. Food was delicious, and came with a complimentary bowl of fries. Friendly and helpful waitress, and altogether a very enjoyable experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and outstanding service, all in a great location. Tender stem broccoli with harissa and almonds, I could live on just that alone 👍
  35. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All four of us had lovely food. The service was faultless. Such a relief to have a quality foodie place to eat locally. Thank you.
  36. A

    Andrew

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating at The Cross Keys. The food was excellent and we felt reasonable value for money. The service was very professional and attentive, better then we have experienced at some high end restaurants. We look forward to returning.
  37. A

    Albert

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and efficent service,pleasant atmosphere
  38. SP

    SandraP

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Very disappointed in my meal payed £20 for my meal which was not worth the money I have had that meal before and was lovely but this time was hardly anything on the plate obviously different chef won’t be dining again anytime soon
  39. AE

    AlEliz

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely surroundings, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, very good quality Sunday roast
  40. JJ

    JaneJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday lunch with my family. Totally recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Cross Keys is rated 4.7 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Cross Keys

Kinnerley, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8DB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oswestry

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large secure car park and disabled parking.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01691 683688

  • Catering

    Whether you want a 3 Course Menu, or a buffet for a large party, we have lots of different options available. <br />Please get in contact to hear all about them.

  • Private party facilities

    Alongside our usual Lunch and Evening dining, we can also cater for larger events, whether it is a birthday party, a wedding or a wake. We have lots of options available for whatever your needs may be.

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