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Weddings & Events
We offer packages & informal options upto 50 People
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Book a room today using the online booking system or give us a call directly on 01799 522 207
The food was of very high quality, well produced, cooked and presented. The Hotel is very beautiful and has a timeless feel.
We are open – with both outside dining in our courtyard and undercroft, as well as our inside dining.
We are open
7am-10pm – 7 Days a week
7:00 – 11:00
Noon – 21:00
Please note the below timings are subject to change.
Food Service Times
7am-11am – 7 Days a week
12pm – 9pm – 7 Days a week
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.
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.
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.