Welcome to the
Cross Keys

Your Inn ........ Our Home


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.


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.



We the Cross Keys team are:
1. providing adequate ventilation (apologies in advance if it gets a bit breezy!!)
2. continuing to use sanitiser and keeping all areas super clean
3. providing mainly table service

We ask that you - our wonderful customers:
1. Please do not enter the premises (indoors or outdoors) if you have COVID symptoms
2. Make diligent use of the hand sanitisers provided

Thank you for your co-operation.


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 Mondays

Bar 12-10pm

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