The Cross Keys Hotel & Restaurant

Temporarily Closed

Today we have had to make the most difficult decision we have ever made and hope to ever have in the future.

As of today we will temporarily close our doors to the public.

We feel that this is clearly what the government is advising us to do for the health, safety and well being of our community. We believe this our responsibility to help protect the vulnerable at this awful and testing time.

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Posted: 20th March 2020

£50 Missing You Already Gift Voucher

The Coronavirus has us closed but we would like to think that you would have come out if you could have…

Give the gift of a future meal out to friends and family. And, we could do with knowing you miss us…

Buy a £50 voucher now and this will be worth a £100 in the first month of our re-opening!

This £50 voucher, if not used when we reopen, is worth full face value and will be valid for your use on high days and holidays for two years.

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Testimonials

The food was of very high quality, well produced, cooked and presented. The Hotel is very beautiful and has a timeless feel.

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A powerful marriage of old and new

The Cross Keys Hotel and Restaurant offers a powerful marriage of old and new with its stunning Elizabethan architecture and truly contemporary design.  The setting is historic & the service without pretension and of the highest standard.

Enjoy delicious fresh food and an inspiring monthly specials menu, savour an impressive selection of amazing wines and experience bedrooms to die for, all set in one of Saffron Walden’s most important buildings.

Private Functions

The charming Chester’s Room complete with open fire and old-world charm – perfect for private functions.

Jewel in the Crown

Saffron Walden is a jewel in the Essex Crown – a bustling market town.

And the 16th century ten-bedroom Inn that is the Cross Keys is one of Saffron Walden’s most important buildings.

Large Groups Welcome!

Big parties are welcome, just let us know in advance and we will ensure we can cater for your special event.

Steeped in History

The Cross Keys is a mix of architecture. The western end of the building was built in the 16th century as a shop, legend has it that the large vertical timber that forms the corner of this early building is an oak tree which was left in the ground and the shop was built around it!

The later 17th,18th and 19th century elements of the building add hugely to the charm and romance that is the Cross Keys today.