Cross Keys Inn

Excellent
4.7/6
15 Reviews
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About Cross Keys Inn

The country pub is an institution in the North of England, and they dot the rural landscape all over Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland and the North East. In Esh, on the outskirts of Durham, they have one of the best examples of the genre around in the form of the Cross Keys Inn on Front Street in the centre of the village. They’re situated on a ridge overlooking the River Browney and the Lanchester Valley, and the menu is similarly influenced by the surrounds. A particular favourite is the classic fish and chips, with fish from Whitby, fried in a local real ale batter. British cuisine is central, but there are plenty of international dishes too, such as chicken or steak fajitas, Japanese udon noodles, Thai red or green curries and Cajun potato skins. Head on to The Cross Keys Inn on a Sunday for the traditional roast lunch as well – just remember to book a table, though, as they do get crowded on occasion.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Address

Cross Keys Inn
Front street, Esh
Esh DH79QR

Menu Highlights

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Appetizers

Cajun Potato Skins

Served with homemade dips
£2.50

Soup of the Day

Chefs homemade soup served with crusty bread and butter
£3.25

Japanese Style Panko Crumb Calamari

Served with a selection of homemade dips
£4.75

15 Cross Keys Inn Reviews

Excellent
4.7/6
15 Reviews
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Good value
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Very good
"Excellent"
6/6
Jan W.a year ago · 1 review

We had Sunday lunch at the cross keys. The food was very nice, hot and fresh. The staff are lovely, I would definitely go again.

"Excellent"
6/6
norma b.a year ago · 1 review

It was enjoyable from the minute we arrived ... we were a party of five who chose to sit near the window overlooking the Wear Valley. So the landlord moved tables and a chair to accommodate us. Such a cheeery landlord and barman ... nothing was too much trouble and the food was delicious and served quickly. Will definitely return as the envirmonment was really cosy and comfortable.

"Excellent"
6/6
Laura K.a year ago · 1 review

The food & service were fantastic on our visit. The restaurant was busy but we had quick & polite service & the food was delicious - the best burger & chips I have ever had anywhere. I will definitely be returning! I cannot recommend this more highly.