Quality throughout. The new refit has transformed the Cross Scythes at Totley and the new management are doing a fine job creating a great atmosphere in the place.
The food we had was excellent. I can recommend the pork belly with black pudding mashed potatoes. The service was better than most restaurants and overall better value for money than other gastro-pubs around Sheffield. Just what we needed.
Our party of 9 adults and three children had the Christmas Fayre Sunday lunch and I have to say the 3-course meal was fantastic.
Having had a carvery there previously, which has always been to the usual carvery standard, the starter and desert made this excellent value for money at only £8.50 per head, and free for under 5s.
The food was hot where it should have been, and portions very large. The staff were very polite and helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone. We had a lovely relaxed meal and didn't feel any stress when the children felt the need to walk around a little. Many thanks to all.
Called for a carvery with 4 more people on Saturday 28th November 2009.
Service was very poor. The carvery was OK but we had to wait 25 minutes for our sweet. When it came it was nearly thrown on the table. The atmosphere was not good and there were not many people in the pub, which was not surprising.
Visited the Peacock last night for a cosy meal for two and was very disappointed. All over the entrance it states home cooked food and dishes of the day from the blackboard, which was a curry!
When the dishes arrived it was clear this was not the case and on a par with every other large pub chain. Also, when asked about the chips and onion rings for sides they stated they were frozen. (I wish we had gone home at this point).
I had the chorizo chicken for £10.25, which was very over priced for what you got. The 3 courses for £12 looked good value for money, however again the food was run of the mill.
Another disappointment was that it promotes a cosy atmosphere with an open fire. We arrived at 7:30PM and by 8:30PM the fire was nearly out and the pub started to get cold. No one re-stoked the fire.
Our bill for 2 was £45 with drinks, certainly not worth the experience.
On a positive note the staff were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately we will not be back.
All pub goers should rejoice at what's happened to the "Keys".
This pub has been wonderfully refurbished, while still retaining all its old charm. The Keys still has its 3 rooms and each has its own unique atmosphere. This, together with a warm welcome from the landlord and landlady and bar staff, makes having a pint here a most enjoyable occasion.
I really can't speak highly enough of this remarkable little pub with its unique niche in Sheffield pub history.