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. We have spent the last 18 months rebuilding, developing and enhancing The Cross Keys and as such feel great sadness in having to take these actions.
We have also spent time building a wonderful team of people of whom we are so proud to have around us and are now faced with this horrendous situation, not only financially but emotionally.
We are doing what we can to help, guide, support and endeavour to give our awesome team an opportunity to rebuild their careers once we are advised to re-open. This is of course tragic and incredibly difficult for everyone.
However, The Cross Keys will survive and will continue in future to be part of the fabulous community we have here in Saffron Walden. We truly hope the government steps in as promised to provide the safety net that so many people desperately need.
We will now turn our attention to providing a collection and delivery service of our awesome food. This is in very early stages but we hope to be able to give you more information soon.
This is a decision we have made here at The Cross Keys, please do not judge any other pubs, restaurants or shops for making other decisions to stay open and continue to support local businesses in any way you can.
Thank you to the many people who have supported us, stay safe, healthy, look after your loved ones and thank you so much for your loyalty, support and enthusiasm over the years. We can’t wait to raise a glass with you in our restaurant when this is all over.