My mum and I had dinner at the Cross Keys and had an amazing time. The food was really tasty and the decor was super cozy. But the highlight was the service!
We are open – with both outside dining in our courtyard and new undercroft dining area as well as our inside dining.
Please note the below timings are subject to change.
We are open from
8am-11pm – Monday to Friday
9am-11pm – Saturday
Food Service Times
8am-11am – Monday to Friday
9am-11am – Saturday & Sunday
12pm-3pm and 5pm to 9pm – Monday to Friday
12pm-9pm – Saturday
12pm-6pm – Sunday
Book a Room
Book a room today using the online booking system or give us a call directly on 01799 522 207
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.