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Cross Keys Inn, Gloucester

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Following my last review in February 2017, I returned to the Cross Keys last night. This time I found it open. In fact, it was very difficult not to know it was open given the music blaring up the alleyway to the main street. The music outside in the alley was actually louder than it was inside. There are a couple of separate bars in this place. The smaller one is more traditional. But there is a larger second room where a musician started to set up whilst we were there. The barmaid was friendly and they do serve a real ale, which on this occasion was Betty Stogs. I also spied Weston's Scrumpy Cloudy Cider in a bottle of the fridge. So I indulged in that. A fairly grungy place. But with some character.
blue_scrumpy - 14 Oct 2018 11:51
The Cross Keys is tucked away down an alleyway near the main shopping streets. I'd read that it closed on a Sunday daytime. So I was expecting a locked door. To my surprise it was open and there was music playing inside. Unfortunately it was just a musician practicing and the pub was indeed closed. Disappointing. I will hopefully return and find it open one day.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Feb 2017 20:33
Bit of an odd one this. Went in on a Monday evening. It was very dark, very noisy and the only beer they had on was a very strong porter. I can see how I might have liked it on another occasion, but I just wanted a pint of interesting session beer and a read of my book, so I moved on pretty quickly.
paul154 - 18 Oct 2012 15:52
As the picture shows, the pub is down a narrow side street beside Barclays bank. 2 changing beers from local brewers - yesterday from Cotswold and Prescott at 2.90. Friendly place worth finding.
cheshirecat - 10 Apr 2011 08:37
Nice everchanging real ales, good atmosphere, friendly service.
clangersmate - 3 Feb 2011 11:10
did a bit of singing in there on the open mic night its every Wednesday was a bit more busy on this day as there's entertainment to see very small pub but good if you wanna have a sing
elkacarla - 16 Oct 2010 13:20
Quite relaxing dark old pub with a few tables outside. Never seen it busy and it's not cheap but a safe stop for anyone wanting a good pint of ale or Guinness (I can't take lager drinkers seriously).
SocietalHeretic - 22 Sep 2010 17:46
Basic, shabby but generally OK locals pub. Beer (pint of Betty Stoggs) was unexceptional and the food untried but VERY cheap.
JonW999 - 29 Aug 2010 17:58
Normally ended up in here on a Monday evening, as you would expect it was very empty. the local at the bar and the then owner were friendly. have not been back since it changed hands. Guinness was fine
rpf1955 - 26 Mar 2010 17:13
Down an alleyway of the main street south (Southgate St.) with an 'olde worlde' look outside. A quite smallish town pub with just Doom Bar and Severn Vale's Severn Nations on handpump. The Severn Nations was nice and drinkable and it seems a pleasant oasis from the bustle of the nearby town centre.
Snarling_Mallard - 5 Feb 2010 22:00
popped in for the first time the other week. very much a locals pub, a little intimidating but the real ale I sampled was fine,
pro2 - 13 Dec 2009 14:36

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