The Cross Keys
A popular country inn boasting an inviting atmosphere, smartly appointed interior and superb traditional fare, The Cross Keys in Pangbourne has rightly earned its position as a community cornerstone serving first-rate food and drink. Inside, countryside charm abounds. The exposed wood and brick masonry adds to The Cross Keys’ rustic appeal while comfortable furnishings and splashes of artwork establish a pleasant, cosy ambience that’s well-suited to all kinds of gatherings.
The Cross Keys’ menus feature a range of crowd-pleasing traditional British fare. Think starters of chicken liver parfait served with red onion chutney and toasted ciabatta, and Loch Fyne mussels cooked in white wine, shallots and cream. For the main event, you might take hand-battered sea bass served with chunky chips and homemade tartare sauce, or marinated roast spatchcock chicken accompanied by your choice of two sides. Supporting the pub’s winning fare is a top-notch wine list, curated to offer unrivalled breadth of choice and varietals from around the world.
Hosting a summer event? The Cross Keys’ new outdoor barbecue grill and kitchen means that you can take full advantage of the season’s fair weather. The gazebo can seat up to 100 guests for summertime shindigs and the team has devised several set menus that are perfectly suited for catering en masse.