North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Cross Keys

31 Endell Street
London
WC2H 9BA
Telephone(020) 7836 5185
Real AleFamily FriendlyLunchtime MealsSmokingFunction Room
Opening times: Mon–Sat 11:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Cask beer has now been reinstated after the problems caused during lockdowns etc. All three handpumps now in use.

1848 grade II listed pub. The striking exterior, with its elaborate decoration obscured by extensive foliage, forms an immediate impression upon approaching this pub. Inside is a fascinating collection of bric-a-brac, ranging from copper kettles to musical instruments and even a diving helmet. There are also brewery mirrors, a large collection of portraits and pictures, including a good watercolour landscape, and two notable clocks.

Leased by East London "brewers" Brodie's, who used to brew their beer in the capital but are currently (as of Feb 2019) having their beers brewed elsewhere at Rhymney brewery in Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales. . When busy (which is often) drinkers can spill out onto the pavement in front of the pub.