Located on the outskirts of County Durham’s largest forest, lies Hamsterley Village and at the heart of this picturesque little place, is the Cross Keys Pub.
Proudly run by landlady Sue Kerry with her partner Robert and their team, The Cross Keys offer’s fresh homecooked pub food to order, along with a selection of real ales, draught beers, wines and spirits.
The kitchen is expertly run by talented head chef Andrew Altadonna.
Utilising fresh local produce, Andrew’s flair is reflected in his presentation of everything from standard Pub classics and perfectly cooked steaks to vibrant green salads.
The Cross Keys offer a wide choice of Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free options.
What Our Customers Think
“We stayed in Hamsterley for a week on holiday so we ended up having 5 meals here. Spoilt for choice on the menu and all homemade. Would definitely recommend. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.”Emmaline Brechin5 Star Google Review
“overall everything was top notch, the pub, the drinks, the staff the food and even the bill was a pleasant surprise (tight yorkshireman).”Paul J5 Star Tripadvisor Review
“Brilliant food, helpful people, great beer.Brad Nunn5 Star Google Review
Very accommodating to our family and dog. Highly recommend.”
“The outdoor eating space was lovely, the staff very friendly and the roast dinner and the scampi yum! So nice, we visited twice in our one week visiting County Durham.”Julie 2175 Star Tripadvisor Review
“First visit of many no doubt, good pint of Black Sheep very friendly staff and tasty food. I had garlic chicken wrapped in parma ham on a bed of roasted vegetables absolutely delicious.”John Maddison5 Star Google Review
“Especially at the present time, it is difficult to find pubs providing good quality food. No such problem here great well presented tasty food in a safe well thought out environment.”Steve G5 Star Tripadvisor Review
“Excellent pub. Really nice friendly atmosphere. Really helpful and the food was amazing! Had a 8oz rump steak medium rare, beautifully cooked. They even moved our table to be able to watch the Euros. Totally recommend this place.”Tomi Yau5 Star Google Review
“Service was friendly and efficient, drinks cold and plentiful. We sat in the gorgeous beer garden but had a peak of the newly refurbished restaurant before we left.”Val M5 Star Tripadvisor Review
Mondays – 1:00pm til 11:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 11:00am til 11:00pm
Sundays – 12 noon til 10:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 12:00 Noon til 4:00pm
Sunday Lunch – 12:00 Noon til 4:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 5:00pm til 9:00pm
(last orders for food is 15mins prior to end of service)
The Cross Keys Pub & Restaurant
Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland
Tel: 01388 488457