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  • £9.95- Monday Pie Night

    Who doesn't love a good pie? Get a pie, peas, rustic chips or mash and a drink at the Cross Keys pub for only £9.95. Drinks include Navigation Ales, NavBrew Craft Beers, small house wine, draught soft drinks. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • £9.95 - Wednesday Burger Night

    Wednesday night is Burger Night at The Cross Keys, all meals come with a drink and prices start from £9.95. The Burgers are homemade and are absolutely delicious! Choice of drink includes: Navigation Ales, selected craft beers or draught soft drink Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • £9.95 - Thursday Steak Night

    Join the team at the Cross Keys Pub every Thursday for Steak Night! You have the choice of 6 succulent steak dishes with a drink for only £8.95. Check out the offer menu for more details of the selection of food and drink available! Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • £10.95 - Sunday Best

    Join The Cross Keys every Sunday for their Sunday Best Menu: The Chef changes the starters, mains and desserts weekly - but you can always expect to see our legendary Sunday Roast on the menu. Choose from Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb or the Vegetarian Roast of the day. 1 Course £10.95 | 2 Courses £13.95 | 3 Course £16.95 Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

  • £15 - Weekday Bubbles

    Enjoy a chilled bottle of prosecco for only £15 Monday - Friday between 5pm - 9pm at the Cross Keys pub. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 1409.

Review Summary

8.8 based on 23 reviews
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    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 #26 of 489
  • Avg. main course: £8
  • 0.51 miles from Nottingham
  • British

We say…

Located in what used to be the Weekday Cross market, the historic The Cross Keys pub is a venue that has been providing the locals with fine ale and pub cuisine for a great number of years. Now with a new upstairs dining room, the British-based menu allows you to indulge in your favourite pub classics.

Immersed in history, The Cross Keys on Byard Lane has been around for at least 200 years and the owners make sure they keep the tavern’s story alive by mixing traditional décor with modern amenities. The classic Victorian architecture gives a distinctive charm to the surroundings: guests can either chow down in the pub or enjoy their delicious dinner in the beautiful upstairs dining room which now opens for full restaurant service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The private dining room is exquisitely colourful with a bright but cosy feel, allowing guests to opt for a more intimate setting.

The Cross Keys is home to one of the finest Sunday roasts in town and offers an excellent home-cooked British menu including full English breakfasts, tasty sandwiches, burgers and rustic chips. The dining room presents a la carte and set menus with classics such as ratatouille and wild mushroom pie. Not only do they serve fabulous food, but they serve it at more than reasonable prices, which is why The Cross Keys is such a popular choice for an outstanding meal.

It's clear the staff at The Cross Keys are dedicated to providing a fantastic atmosphere for diners; whether you’re there for a party with friends or a quiet meal with the family. The venue is also host to a number of events throughout the year with two plasma screens showing football, rugby, cricket and other national pastimes. Whatever your taste, you’ll be sure to find something you love at The Cross Keys Nottingham.

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

last updated: 08 Jul 2019

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15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ
0115 754 1409