About The Keys - Darlington

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Situated on Skinnergate, The Keys boasts all the components for a perfect day or night out in Darlington: a stylish setting, a well stocked bar and a delicious, seasonally-changing menu of British and international cuisine. Equally popular for drinks as it is for lunch or dinner, The Keys is known to get busy. Make a booking at this charming gastropub in advance to avoid disappointment and then head on over to its town centre location!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am


The Keys - Darlington
82 Skinnergate, Town Centre
Darlington DL3 7LX

Menu Highlights



Bread board

with dunks and dips

Homemade chicken liver parfait

with a red onion marmalade & dressed leaves

Game Terrine & Crisp bread

served with a spiced apple puree

More about The Keys - Darlington, Darlington

No matter if it is for a spot of brunch, a three-course family meal or a few drinks in the evening with friends, The Keys is a favourite among Darlington locals, known for its superlative cuisine, mouthwatering cocktails and trendy setting in the town centre. Begin your meal with some crispy jerk chicken wings, lamb kofta or some homemade chicken liver parfait. The main course menu is just as international, featuring British favourites like beer-battered haddock and chips alongside an array of Italian pastas, chunky beef chilli brisket with coriander rice, nachos and dips or Malaysian vegetable curry.

Afterwards, sink back a Black Cat (vodka, cherry brandy, Coca Cola and cranberry), an Apple Tart (gin, cinnamon, sugar, apple juice, two lemons and fresh apple) or treat yourself to one of The Keys’ decadent desserts. Located on Skinnergate in the town centre, The Keys draws in crowds every day of the week. Snag one of the best seats at this Darlington gastro pub by making a reservation beforehand!

68 The Keys - Darlington Reviews

68 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Sarah L.13 days ago · 1 review

Lovely Sunday lunch , lots of fresh veg & home made roasties& yorkshires served up piping hot. Staff are helpful & friendly . Surroundings very pleasant. Very good

Gill P.14 days ago · 1 review

Excellent as always. Food was very good and service excellent. Visited with friends for their first time , they were very impressed and said would visit again

Barry R.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Its a place not to be missed excellent staff great choice of food a good atmosphere and reasonable prices I would recommend this to all my friends and family.