Cross Keys Inn, Temperance

Rooms and Facilities at The Cross Keys


At The Cross Keys the emphasis is on the homely, we try to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere rather than that of a formal hotel. The furnishings are traditional, harking back to its days as a farmhouse and coaching inn.

Downstairs the floor is of Yorkshire flagstones, in the parlour there is an 18th century Yorkshire settle, a Yorkshire range, comfy chairs and a wind up gramophone.


The dining room has wooden floors and seats 38 maximum, there is also a glassed in veranda where the two tables have spectacular views of Cautley Spout.

A large Settle in the dining room and a grandfather clock in the parlour were given to the National Trust by a Kirkby Stephen family to remain in a Trust property close to their home.


We have two comfortable en-suite rooms where we offer bed & breakfast.

One large family room with a double bed, and bed settee for smaller members of the family, which features an old oak cradle donated by the same Kirkby Stephen family

Plus a neat twin bedded room


Between the two rooms is an old oak panelled room now used as a library and sitting room for guests along with cupboards full of games to keep the children occupied.

Short Breaks

We offer short breaks during spring and autumn and winter

3 nights bed & breakfast plus dinner on the evening of arrival 125.00

2019 RATES:

42.50per person per night Bed & Breakfast. A three course dinner is available from around 25.00. Food is served all day and we offer a traditional Sunday lunch

Rates are reduced for children from 5 to 16 years.

Facilities & Information at The Cross Keys

Car Parking:

We should have ample car parking unless we have a major function. In the interests of security we would ask you not to leave valuables in your car and regret we cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss from your car whilst on the premises.

Checkout Time:

Guest are requested to vacate their rooms by 11.00am. Usually a later check out can be arranged if needed so please do ask.


We could say our head chef is happy to cater for any special dietary requirements. As we don't have a head chef the same still applies! But please try and let us know in good time.

Doctor / Dentist / Chemist:

If medical services are required, then please contact reception by dialling 201.


We do regret that dogs are not allowed within the premises other than guide dogs.


Alcohol is not available on the premises to buy but you are most welcome to bring your own. We will provide corkscrews and glasses and there is no charge for corkage.

Soft drinks are readily available so please consult our drinks menu.

Early Morning Calls:

Can be booked through reception (via the kitchen).

Electricity, Voltage:

The standard voltage is 240 volts. A razor socket is provided in the bathroom with 240 volt outlets.


We will be pleased to provide additional blankets, pillows or toiletries if required.


We are happy to take messages for you in your absence and these will be delivered to your room.

Payment of Accounts:

We are able to accept real money. We can also accept standard credit or debit cards other than American Express and are happy to accept your cheque with appropriate identification and authorisation.


Our cuisine is of the highest standards using as many local ingredients as possible.


Available in the veranda between 8am and 9am


We offer a daytime menu but we suggest you reserve a table for Sunday


Available to residents from 7pm but prior booking is essential.

Room Cleaning:

Guest rooms will be serviced daily. Should you require your room to be serviced at a particular time please let us know.

Special Requirements:

Please do inform us if you wish to make any special arrangements such as flowers for the room.

Tea & Coffee Facilities:

We will be pleased to serve you tea and coffee during our opening hours, usually 8.30am - 10.00pm. Alternatively, there are tea and coffee making facilities in your bedroom. Fresh milk is available by dialing 201.


Direct dial is available from your room, please dial 9 for an outside line and then the telephone number your require. Calls are charged at the rate of 30p per unit (a unit is 24 seconds during peak hours and 60 seconds during off peak hours).

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