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  • Monday Pie Night - £9.95

    Available every Monday. A choice of homemade pies served with peas, rustic chips or mash, gravy and a selected drink for only £9.95. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • Wednesday Burger Night - £9.95

    Available every Wednesday. A choice of homemade burger with chips or wedges and a choice of drink for only £9.95. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • Thursday Steak Night - £9.95

    Available every Thursday. Choose from one of our fantastic steak dishes and a drink for just £9.95. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • Sunday Lunch - £10.95

    Available every Sunday. 1 Course - £10.95, 2 Courses - £13.95, 3 Courses - £16.95. Served 12noon until we run out (booking is advised). Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • Fish Fryday - £9.95

    Available every Friday. A choice of succulent fish dishes with a drink for £9.95. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • Festive Menu - £25pp

    3 courses for £25 pe person. Drinks packages available. Pre-booking essential. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

Review Summary

8.7 based on 27 reviews
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    Six at a table, five meals brought out, it wasn’t busy so no idea why the waiting staff were so flustered. Decided to ask when five us had finished our meals if we needed any condiments, not going again as it was nothing special.

    Very good.

    We really enjoyed our meal at the cross keys.
    Just made our booking whilst on the bus into the city.

    The rump steaks were excellent. Had medium rare and they were all cooked perfectly. Four of us went and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waiter was lovely. He went out of his way to look after us. We will definitely be returning.

    Always enjoy meals at the Cross Keys, excellent staff & good weather to sit outside.

    This was a family lunch and we chose here because of the good reviews and extensive menu to suit three generations of different tastes. Also, it is 1 minutes walk away from the tram which suited my mum as she doesn't walk too well. The service was excellent as was the food. Plenty of choice for everyone including vegan. My son said that it was the best fish he had ever had and my daughter and I had the beetroot burger which was really good. In fact everyone really enjoyed their food and we will certainly return when we are in the area.

    Not an.extensive menu, but the food we had was good, service was good and friendly, bit cool when the door opened from outside, but overall good and I will call again.

    Lovely meal lovely place and friendly service from all the staff.
    Highly recommend and will visit again when we are next in Nottingham!

    I had the cod with mash & cream of leeks. Delicious. My other half had the roast chicken which he thought was not worth the price of £11. We had booked a table but opted to sit outside as it was a warm day, maybe this was why we had lousy service, having to wait ages before we saw a waitress. The lemon meringue cheesecake was quite nice - don’t be put off by the lurid green/yellow colour! Don’t think we will be back.

    A group lunch, two had the beef pie and both agreed it was the best pub pie they had ever had. My ploughman's was ok, scotch egg very rubbery but everything else was nice. HUGE wedges with the toasties. Pleasant and friendly staff

    Had such a lovely Easter meal, great friendly service, food piping hot and very tasty. Will be visiting again soon.

    Had Sunday lunch with my two sisters. We arrived 12.30 which was good because place filled up fast after that. Food was ok, nothing to write home about but no wow factor either. Starters and mains were ok. My sisters had pudding one a chocolate brownie was a little dry and by contrast the other had Eton Mess which was a blob of cream with some very mushy fruit on top and a few bits of meringue sprinkled on top. Not impressed. Would probably eat here again just wouldn't have dessert. Service was fine.


    Had a great meal before Saturday's panthers game, doesn't disappoint every time I've been. Highly recommended.

    Meal was good & had a laugh with the bar man.

    Great, I will return

    Delicious menu, more like a restaurant than standard pub. Very impressive. The crumble for dessert is delicious!

    Some of the main course was a little lukewarm, but the gravy was hot, which made up for that. The steak and ale pie had thick, meaty chunks. The cheese and biscuits was of a good standard, with plenty of butter. The staff were attentive and friendly.

    Nice pub, friendly staff and good beer although not really impressed with the Sunday lunch. I had pork loin, I assume the crackling surrounding it should have been crispy rather than chewy fat. The stuffing ball was a very strange affair and certainly not of a sage and onion variety, very 'claggy'. The Roast potatoes weren't really roasted, sort of boiled and shown a roasting tin. The Yorkshire pudding was a bit of a chewy pancake type thing, can't fault the veg other than the preoccupation venues seem to have with pickled red cabbage. Don't know if we caught them on a bad day, but I've certainly had better

    A friendly greeting at The Cross Keys and smooth efficient service. Our steaks were juicy and tasty with a generous portion of rustic chips. The peppercorn sauce was plentiful and tangy.

    A delicious Sunday roast in a relaxed atmosphere at The Cross Keys! Great service too.

    A good Sunday lunch, food and service was excellent value for money

    Delicious pub food at The Cross Keys. Quite a small menu, but very well cooked. I'd highly recommend the chicken burger!

    Helpful pleasant staff at the Cross Keys pub and great food. The menu is small but as they say less is more, the meals we had were stunning and great value. It is a pub so the atmosphere is not really ideal for having a meal (we went on a Friday night so a lot of people in and quite loud) but its a nice old traditional pub which is nice in its own right. Wide selection of drinks available. Would certainly visit again.

    Very disappointing. One of us who had beef - medium it was so tough that we sent it back. Rare beef not much better. Vegetables not brilliant.

    The Cross Keys downstairs leaves much to be desired but once you are upstairs in the restaurant you forget what's happening downstairs. There was a Valentine's meal and the offer included a glass of Prosecco each. We were seated on time and a friendly young waiter took our order. Once the order had been taken, the waiter returned with our Prosecco. The food was absolutely fabulous. We have eaten in some high class restaurants where the menu/food hasn't been this good. We could hear other diners saying how good the food was. We were very impressed and we will return to the Cross Keys.

    The Cross Keys offered a really nice alternative to where I normally take my partner for Sunday Lunch. The menu was pleasant and the service was really efficient. Definitely recommend The Cross Keys for a good Sunday Lunch in Nottingham.

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  • Ranked #25 of 487
  • Avg. main course: £8
  • 0.51 miles from Nottingham
  • British

We say…

Historic Cross Keys pub houses fine ale and your favourite British classics in Nottingham’s Lace Market.

Indulge in an excellent home-cooked British menu including full English breakfasts, tasty sandwiches, burgers and rustic chips at The Cross Keys, as well as one of the finest Sunday roasts in town where fluffy Yorkshire puddings, golden roast potatoes and grilled veg accompany your choice of succulent chicken, prime beef or pork loin.

The more than 200 year old venue now displays mixtures of modern amenities with traditional décor and Victorian architecture to give a distinctive charm for friends and family alike chow down. There’s also the exquisitely colourful and cosy upstairs dining room for those seeking a more intimate setting, open Friday through Sunday.

Better yet, great a la carte menus, set menus and day of the week deals ensure fabulous food at fantastic prices. The pub also hosts a number of events throughout the year, with two plasma screens perfect for that all important sports-veiwing and other national pastimes.

You’ll be sure to find something you love at The Cross Keys, found on Nottingham City Centre’s Byard Lane.

last updated: 16 Sep 2019

last updated: 16 Sep 2019

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last updated: 18 Sep 2019
15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ
0115 754 1409