The Cross Keys Sherborne

4.7
75 reviews
£25 and under
British
We aim to make everyone feel welcome, whatever their preferences. Our seasonal menu includes vegetarian and vegan options and we cater for all dietary requirements. As parents, owners Hannah and Mo appreciate the importance of including children around the table and offer young guests a smaller portion of many of our main menu dishes.

We are open all day *Tuesday through to Sunday, and always have something to eat on offer but to avoid disappointment please note our key timings: Tuesday-Saturday: Breakfast is served from 9am - 11am, Lunch from 12 mid-day to 2.30pm, then Dinner (including our new Children’s Menu) from 5.30pm with last orders by 9pm. On Sundays we serve Brunch from 9am until 11am and then a Roast Lunch from 12.00 midday until last orders at 3pm. In between those times we offer our famous sausage rolls, scotch eggs, olives, pastries and cakes (subject to availability) as well as a full bar offering, non-alcoholic drinks, smoothies and hot drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 75 People Are Saying
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MaureenL
Dorset
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Felt very welcome. Lovely food. Staff friendly and pleasant.

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PatrickR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and top notch service. A superb Sunday lunch in a delightful setting.
We shall be back.

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Suzy
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the

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BrianH
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and service. Always book to avoid disappointment.

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LouiseC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, gorgeous food and staff that are attentive and welcoming…..would definitely recommend!

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JanJ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to spend a lovely couple of hours. I couldn’t fault a thing. Staff were all kind and very well trained.
We are on holiday and The Cross Keys has been the highlight of our week in the food/drink department!
I think the decor and friendliness towards dogs is also worth noting.
Very clean washrooms too.

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Joey
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, tasty, well presented, delicious.
Service was good, some were excellent others need a little more training but still good and were pleasant.
Quite pricey but will come again.

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DawnD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch with the family

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Sherbornechic
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always love going to this welcoming pub in the heart of Sherborne. This time had the mushroom risotto which wasn’t my favourite from here, but my companion loved the fish and chips and as always it was a great venue for a much needed catch up with an old friend and colleague. The wine was good too!

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PussInBoots
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, super-helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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RebekahW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely relaxed atmosphere with good food, attentive but not annoying staff.

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Onewheeler
Gloucestershire
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, top quality cooking. I was slightly apprehensive as a lot of the menu focus was on burgers, but there was a more than adequate choice of other food from the short menu.

The wine list is largely available by the glass and of the six wines we tried, all were of excellent quality and well-selected.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant efficient service. Food a bit pricey but good.

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AliT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had been recommended The Crossed Keys and were looking forward to going. On arrival, the waitress seemed very unsure of our booking and it all felt a little uncertain. This continued when we ordered drinks, but things improved as the evening went on. Meals were lovely (although prawn and crabmeat linguine was a very small portion for the price). On the whole, nice evening.

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SaraR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely seat at the back of the bar area - perfect for two. Great, knowledgeable and friendly service from Alex. Food was delicious - prawn and crab linguine with a side of chips followed by Dorset apple cake and strawberry panna cotta. My partner enjoyed the Cerne Abbas ale! We were not rushed at all which was lovely.

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LucyT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and efficient. Loved the food, very well thought out menu too that suits everyone. We will definitely be back!!!

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HelenT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a very pleasant venue for lunch. The food is well cooked, even if not particularly adventurous. When you just want a simple, tasty, well cooked lunch with lovely service, this is a great venue.

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lucyn
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, simple food done really well. Great service and clean and calm surroundings. One of my favourite places to eat.

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Esmee
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Mo and team for making our evening so lovely! Highly recommend the seafood linguine. Delicious! We will definitely be back soon.

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JohnG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and nice food with nice friendly staff.

You might otherwise walk past but this was recommended to us. Give it a try!

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SarahE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice to eat out again, delicious food and friendly service. It was busy but had a pleasant buzzy atmosphere. So nice to find a restaurant open on a Monday evening too . Well done Cross Keys

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JohnT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, super food & drink, attentive/thoughtful service. Can’t fault it.

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PatsyW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tuesdays are pizza nights currently obviously there are alternatives but we thought we'd give the pizzas ago. They were delicious! Would definitely recommend them.
We finished with an Affogato which was equally delicious.

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall mood and ambience of the restaurant was really amazing. The place was extremely clean. My gf had an amazing crab linguine and I had the fish and chips which was outstanding and super tasty. Highly recommend.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Cesar salad followed by a lovely latte service is second to non and Mo the owner is lovely always makes you feel welcome.

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SusanA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very pleasant experience , lovely waitresses and food good quality.

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LynneS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find for a delicious Sunday lunch. Great service with a wonderful friend at atmosphere. All staff very attentive, always smiling. Thank you so much.

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Rebecca
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, lovely place and atmosphere. Limited menu so not a lot of choice, prices higher than average. Amazing chocolate mousse

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Newkidintown
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the courtyard to eat….. food was of very good quality & delicious. Husband had crab & shrimp linguine- I had cider battered fish, chips & mushy peas. Thanked the staff at end of the meal for everything…. would definitely recommend & will be going back again to eat there

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Alex and Will were fabulous. They were funny, very attentive and went above and beyond to help us. Great job guys. Lovely to meet you and thank you

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JacquelineV
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food recommendations steak was brilliant crab linguine excellent will definitely revisit

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greensontour
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food well cooked and well presented. Excellent wine list. Great value for money too

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Anna
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, attentive service. Very helpful with dietary requirements, good portion sizes and value for money.

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HelenS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful to eat here. First night out with my friends this year. Really wonderful evening.

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LoisH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Myself and a friend had the arancini on the sharing board and it was so delicious. We also had the house gin which washed the food down perfectly. Staff were very friendly and helpful too. Will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

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SaraR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome and interaction from the staff. Great cup of coffee, followed by a delicious breakfast of smashed avocado and poached eggs on toast. Partner had full English, which looked mouth-watering!
Not cheap and cheerful but excellent value for money.

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KeithM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent food and good service. Great to see people out and about again enjoying stuff.

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CarolineO
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cross Keys; lovely food, tasteful decor, great service.

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Sherbornechic
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent pub/restaurant for a relaxed weekend supper - food good pub food, tables well-spaced, service very good and lovely ambience and ideal position for anyone visiting Sherborne

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JanetT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here on a busy Saturday night, booked in advance online. Starters of Cornish mussels and tomato and basil soup and mains of fish and chips and crab linguine. All food was delicious and presented well and served nice and hot. Good friendly service and nice relaxed atmosphere.

FAQs

The Cross Keys Sherborne offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01935 508130.

The Cross Keys Sherborne is rated 4.7 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.