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Cross Keys

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Caribbean Tapas Night

Saturday July 20th

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The history of The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys was built in the early part of the 18th century on land that had been acquired by Hugh Sexey of Bruton after the dissolution of the Benedictine Priory of Bath. It was strategically located on the crossroads of the route between Bath, Wells, Bristol and Warminster.

The first record of the Cross Keys as an inn dates from 4th June 1718 when it was described in a lease as 'a new erected tenement or dwelling a Public House on Odwood Down'

There was a downpayment of £42 to take the lease and an annual rent of £1 10 shillings. The lease from 1739 to 1760 was held by Ralph Allen, one of leading figures in the development of Georgian Bath.

In 1896 Sexey Hospital sold the pub to Oakhill Brewery and it remained in the hands of breweries and pub management companies until February 2014 when the landlord Clive and Samantha Prescott bought the freehold. So why not come see this historical freehouse for yourself and enjoy some lovely food and drink.

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NHS Staff Discount

We are offering you 10% off your whole bill.

Join us on your break or for a relaxing meal with family and friends.

We know you deserve it!

Valid on main menu and lunch menu.

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Opening Hours

Bar 12-3pm 5-10pm
Kitchen 12-2:15pm 5-8:30pm


Bar 12-11pm

Kitchen 12-2:15pm 5-8:30pm

Bar 12-11pm
Kitchen 12-8:30pm

Bar 12-10pm
Kitchen 12-4pm


Bank Holiday Monday

Bar 12-10pm

Kitchen 12-6pm

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