Monday, 16 April 2012

The Cross Keys, Front Street. Esh, County Durham, DH7 9QR. Tel: 01913731279.

The Cross Keys is an old country pub in the middle of the small village of Esh, overlooking Langley Park. Quite high up, giving magnificent views from the rear.
My son lives in Langley Park so I've taken the liberty of visiting the pub twice for a pint and a bite to eat. Unfortunately the place seems to be in turmoil and had a different landlord on each visit. The food was adequate and the beer was ok but the place was definitely suffering through the change of ownership.
On the first visit  there was a choice of 3 ales. Adnams, Olde Esh from the Beamish Brewery and Black Sheep. On the next only one beer was on to be had.
Maybe worth another try?