Cross Keys, Covent Garden

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The Cross Keys is a quaint, popular (especially with the media crowd hereabouts) little pub, on the periphery of Covent Garden, that does a good job of being a welcoming hostelry. Unlike many places in the area, The Cross Keys is pretty much unchanged over the years - the leafy, ornate exterior a familiar sight for the last few decades. There are some pretty good ales on the five hand pumps - Brodies being well represented in the current selection - and a pretty standard range of supporting beers, Guinness & Staropramen etc on tap. The food is typical pub grub and the service nowadays is very good. There's a friendly, buzzy atmosphere and the subdued lighting and vast array of knickknacks and, pictures and paraphernalia all add to the charm - and if you're a Beatles fan, you'll love the memorabilia displayed over the bar. Sometimes, it's a little too popular for our liking - it's almost always crowded, especially in the evenings towards the end of the week, which tends to diminish the appeal, but it's certainly relaxing place to pass a Saturday afternoon and there's a decent Sunday lunch. If you're visiting Covent Garden, make sure The Cross Keys is on your itinerary.
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Reviews (1)
01 Jan 2014
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London's rudest landlord. Won't be back.
Reviews (4)
30 Apr 2012
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A very cosy pub. The staff had a good tone and the ale was great! Came here early around 4 pm, and it started to fill up when I left after a couple of pints. Definatly comming back the next time I am in the area.
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26 May 2010
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This pub appears to have improved. There are 5 ales on tap (4 Brodies, an East London brewery), and the staff seem perfectly pleasant and seem to remember a face even though I've only been a couple of times. The Sunday roast looked particularly tidy (and cheap), as well.
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21 Jun 2009
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What a shame this pub employs the rudest bar staff I have come across in a while.

Customer service is non-existent, which considering the current economic climate is essential. Otherwise a charming environment.

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31 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA
020 7836 5185

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