The Cross Keys Hotel & Restaurant

Dear Guest

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus crisis, it’s with great sadness we’ve had to temporarily close our doors. We are now in Hibernation.

  • Our reservations are currently closed for bookings for the months of April, May and June 2020. This will be reviewed regularly based on government updates on guest and staff safety.
  • For pre-planned events, we will be in touch 4 weeks prior to the date of your event to help plan, should we be in a safe position to reopen for business.
  • We will continue to review this ever-changing situation and act accordingly.

For important enquiries, email us our offices are unmanned and the boss is looking over emails received as and when possible.

 Best wishes, stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

We are missing you, please consider buying a missing you voucher.

The Keys

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£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

Historic hotel in a beautiful town. The staff are very welcoming and kind. The food and ambience are superb. Bed was comfortable, and facilities very good.

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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.