Cross Keys (tel 01377 288272) - Currently closed until 17th May

We welcome you to The Cross Keys, an award winning small village pub nestling in the valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds dating back to at least 1851.

We have been recognised by CAMRA for many years-including Pub of the Season in 2012.

The Cross Keys is a one roomed pub situated in the heart of the village.

Bar meals with a difference are served daily; lunchtime and evening. Vegetarians are catered for.

Come and enjoy yourself in front of the log fire.

You might be interested in an article about us in the Daily Telegraph

Children below 14 are welcome in the Beer Garden. Accommodation is available in our own bed and breakfast facilities.

Covid Rules

For now it is now a legal requirement that everyone who comes to the pub has to either scan the Test and Trace QR code or provide contact details. Not just a representative of the group. We are not allowed to let you in if you don’t comply.

Masks must be worn when you are not sat down. There will be table service only and we ask that you continue to observe social distancing.

This is all rather tedious we know but hopefully… downhill and with a following wind and Boris willing! …we will be able to get back to normal to normal sometime in June.

Opening times

    • 6.00pm – 7.30pm Early Doors Drinkers
    • 7.30pm – 9.00pm Diners….Bookings only
    • NOON – 3.00pm… food served until 2.00pm
    • 6.00pm – 7.30pm Early Doors Drinkers
    • 7.30pm – 9.00pm Diners… Bookings only
    • NOON – 3.00pm…Food served until 2.00pm
    • 7.00pm – 9.00pm… Food served… Bookings only

Normal closing time 11.00pm.


Please refer to our lunchtime and evening menus.

Takeaway service can be negotiated.

Your hosts

Steve and Mary Anstey and Paddy Clooney (Mary’s Brother) took on the pub in 1986.

Paddy was the landlord until his retirement from the business in 2011 when Steve took over that role.

Our intention from the start was that The Cross Keys Inn is a village pub which serves food and not a restaurant which serves beer and also that this was a life style choice (VERY 1980s!) and so the pub is also our home as well as our livelihood.

Historical notes

Please refer to the page in the History section.