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The Cross Keys

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The Cross Keys High Street | SN10 2PN, Rowde, Devizes SN10 2PN, England
+44 1380 739567
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“pudding” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Cross Keys High Street | SN10 2PN, Rowde, Devizes SN10 2PN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just had an absolutely lovely meal at the Cross Keys. The pub is a classic Wiltshire village pub with log fires, very cosy and friendly with a nice community feel to it. It does really good pub menu, all beautifully homemade, at reasonable prices. There...More

1  Thank Jo J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Cross Keys in Rowde for over 30 years and a few years ago Sam took over and offered a Carvery. A pity they do not offer starters but I was not disappointed with the Carvery at a very good price. Hearing...More

1  Thank Donald K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We are normally a little skeptic about carvery as some places carvery meal are cold and you never get enough meat (if you're like me a massive meat lover.) We called and from the off the customer service was great. We were welcomed when we...More

1  Thank iandenise_10
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I am appalled by the review I have just read below, some people just have nothing better to do. This is our village pub, we have just eaten dinner here and had the most fabulous steak we have eaten in a while. The Landlady is...More

1  Thank Panamuia77
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We really loved our carvery meals back in May-huge range of meat & veg. with very tasty roast potatoes. However recently we went on a steak night & did not enjoy any of the veg. especially the chips made from skin-on spuds & the grilled...More

1  Thank helen2cats
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We walked in the Cross keys for dinner quite late. It was 8:30pm with food stopping at 9:00pm. The staff were very friendly and couldn’t help enough, even giving some good recommendations for a main course. The food was amazing. The portions were large and...More

1  Thank Woody10254
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Having visited this pub last night I was left reeling after my teenage daughter had told me what was said to her by the (landlady/manager) I was there with family for a family party which was situated in the skittle ally! My daughter (who has...More

5  Thank Lljgdaa
Kelly D, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Good afternoon, On Saturday night we hosted an engagement party for two of our regular clientele which you attended. At approximately 9.30pm two girls who were 16 years old or under, were stood in the carpark (across Marsh Lane opposite the pub) dancing and walking...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Just had a fillet steak at the cross keys which is unusual for me as I'm very fussy about how my steaks are cooked and I've been more dissapointed than pleased when I have ordered elsewhere. The meal I had was fantastic and very well...More

1  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 16 July 2018

While walking along the canal and having seen good recent reviews of The Cross Keys, we took a detour into Rowde for a pint and a bite to eat. It was approximately 1330-1345hrs on a Sunday lunchtime but we were told there was no carvery...More

3  Thank Redneck17
Kelly D, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Good afternoon, Firstly I would like to offer our most sincere apologises, there was clearly a massive breakdown in communication on Sunday. Firstly I apologise for you being told that Sunday carvery was not available which was finished being served at 2pm, so why you...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Having just returned from Sunday lunch here we won't be going back.Food over cooked.vegetables all over cooked. Roast potatoes so over cooked there was no flesh to eat. My daughter and I have been left with a metallic taste in our mouths. On paying I...More

1  Thank angelaeardley
Kelly D, Owner at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Good afternoon, I apologise you were disappointed with our Sunday carvery. If the issues were brought up when staff asked how your meal was during your meal, we could have made adjustments or cooked you fresh vegetables, or offered new roast potatoes for you and...More

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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
Response from Lucyloulou2000 | Property representative |
Hi Gary, if you would like to contact me on 01380739567 and we can discuss options and details, many thanks Kelly
30 December 2016|
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Response from Lucyloulou2000 | Property representative |
Hi Steve M, bookings always advised, especially for our carvery 😊
michael b
11 November 2016|
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Response from TractorMike | Reviewed this property |
From memory for two of us the carvery £12 each a couple of cokes and a PhD came to around £40 not sure on gluton free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cross Keys High Street | SN10 2PN, Rowde, Devizes SN10 2PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Devizes  >  Rowde
  • Phone Number: +44 1380 739567
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Family and Dog friendly village pub serving homemade food, and a great selection of drinks including ales, lagers, ciders, gins, spirits and soft drinks. Since taking over in June 2016, Kelly & her team have won ‘Wadworth Best of The Best Neighbourhood Pub’ award 2017, Cask Marque accredited for their ales, and ‘Runner Up’ in local MP Claire Perry’s Best Local Pub Awards 2017. Our menu is highly focused on being able to catering for everyone and anyone, whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, or looking for healthy eating options, we have a range of great tasting homemade dishes for you to choose from. Serving food 7 days a week! Not forgetting our Carvery served every Sunday from 12.00 until 14.30. We also have a pool table, jukebox, BT Sports, dart boards, 2 fireplaces, beer garden, skittle alley and function room available to hire for free!
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