We are now open!
All the required health and safety processes are in place and our team is maintaining strict cleaning and social distancing measures, to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. Things are a bit different to ensure everyone’s safety as much as possible, we thank you for your patience.
COVID19 RULES OF THE HOUSE
IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT’S GUIDELINES FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS
PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Observe the 1m+ social distancing with anyone from outside your household at all times
Always wear a facemask when not seated at your table
Scan QR code using the NHS COVID-19 app, paper forms available if you are unable to use it
During busy times, please, wait to be greeted and seated by a member of the staff
Follow all the routes as described
Online ordering only for food and drinks
NO approaching the bar
NO cash sales
Only use the delegated entrance and exit
Inside tables - preference will be given to customers dining from the main menu
DO NOT attempt to use play equipment
Children to remain with their own household or bubble at all times
NO standing around inside
Tables must not be moved
Please ensure you wash your hands frequently and use the sanitiser provided
Anyone not adhering to these rules will be refused service and asked to leave
Cross Keys Winter Help Out
If you have a Christmas dinner with us, at any time, you’ll receive a 10% discount voucher! Each voucher can be used once throughout January and February, on food only (regular menu) Monday - Thursday.
The voucher contains the promo code to add to your order through our app or a normal order.
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 house...now 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.
Monday - Thursday
Bar 12-3pm 5-9pm
Kitchen 12-2:15pm 5-8.30pm
Kitchen 12-2:15pm 5-8.30pm