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The Cross Keys, Penkridge - pub details

Address: Filance Lane, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5HJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38699) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Penkridge (0.4 miles), Cannock (4.7 miles), Hednesford (5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.7/10 (rated by 6 users)
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Boat Inn, Stafford (0.3 miles), Star Inn, Penkridge (0.4 miles), Railway Inn, Penkridge (0.4 miles), Horse and Jockey, Penkridge (0.4 miles), Littleton Arms, Penkridge (0.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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The Cross Keys have just been awarded a 5*****star certificate from Rate My Place, South Staffordshire Council! Real ales and superb food, with hand cut home cooked chips, are served at this friendly canalside public house! A fine choice of good wines are available along with refreshing keg lager and cask bitters/cask Banks's mild served in oversized glasses to ensure there are no short measures! Well worth a visit!
katthewhitehart - 8 Jun 2012 15:45
Not very nice, beer tasted odd, and delivered short measures, with a bad attitude! will not be visiting again, only positive thing was they allowed our dog to join us!
Jenkins56 - 21 Jul 2011 11:15
Banks's Bitter & Mild are cask ales dispensed by metered electric pump rather than handpump, actually guarantees a full pint of real ale. Clientel divided between lager drinkers from the local estate and real ale drinking boaters which means ales can be a bit tired out of season when throughput is low. Food basic but good.
arkman43 - 15 May 2011 15:42
i pulled up to the cross keys on my barge and we were greeted by a nice homely traditional pub, we moored up and went inside and we were welcomed by friendly locals and the bar staff we exceptionaly pollite and helpfull, they didnt keep us waiting and the service was excellent also having tried the food i wouldnt have any qualms about returning again as i thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the cross keys.
sue546 - 2 Jan 2011 18:21
What a shame - lovely canalside setting but I can't see us ever stopping here agin. We moored up right outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon just wanting to sit outsIde with a pint. We couldn't sit in the nice seat overlooking the canal due to the foul language of the group of men gathered there- not the pubs fault possibly but we found that wherever we sat the 'f' word was liberally sprinkled into every conversation. The bar service was appalling - so off-hand & our question about what red wines were on offer seemed to fox the barmaid. Eventually she pointed to 2 opened bottles & said 'it doesn't say but I think one's sweeter than the other'. Eventually after studying the labels we were informed they were both Shiraz. We had to return the lip-stick encrusted wine glass with a request for a clean one - no apology. Banks Bitter was not awful but not good either. Bar area smelt of disinfectant but the corridor down to the toilets was musty & dank. Although the loos themselves were clean the hand dryer was not working & had been replaced by a grimy towel.
The place is obviously a local pub for local people. If you're on a boat keep on going to the Boat just after Penkridge lock or even better take a 5 min walk to the Star Inn
SheleyB - 13 Sep 2010 08:32

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