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Cross Keys, Gainford - pub details

Address: High Row, Gainford, County Durham, DL2 3DN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 44954) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Was in Gainford recently but unfortunately the Cross Keys was closed. I was hoping to call in and see what the ale selection was, but it obviously wasn't to be. Research suggested the pub opens at 3pm but come 4pm it was still closed. Maybe next time.
RealAleRobUK - 20 May 2016 15:04
This village pub is very pretty from the outside with plenty of flowers and hanging baskets etc. On entering the pub seems a little more dated in terms of décor and layout, but not at all offensive. It is deceptively large inside with multiple rooms.

I'd heard this pub always has a Mithril local ale on, so was a bit disappointed to discover on my visit only one of the two hand pumps was on, offering Golden Hen (4.1%, £3.30). The beer was OK but nothing to write home about. Hopefully I just caught them on a bad day. Service was friendly on my afternoon visit and as you would expect for that time of day in the week it was pretty quiet.

The gents are a bit interesting with a sloping floor which I am sure must make for some mishaps after a few halves of shandy on a Friday night. On my way to the gents I caught a glimpse of the rear beer garden which, despite being enclosed, appeared to have the same care taken in terms of flowers etc as the front of the pub.

I'd definitely give it another try if I am in the area.
RealAleRobUK - 24 Sep 2015 21:30

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