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Welcome to the
Cross Keys

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

 

Covid-19

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

  • 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

 

Contact Us

Cross Keys,
Midford Road,
Bath,
BA2 5RZ

01225 849 180

 

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.

 
 

Opening Hours

Monday
Bar 12-9pm
Kitchen closed all day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Bar 12-9pm
Kitchen 12-2.15pm 5.30-8.30pm

Friday
Bar 12-9.30pm
Kitchen 12-2.15 5.30-9pm
BBQ 4-8pm (weather permitting)
 
Saturday
Bar 12-9.30pm
Kitchen 12-2.15 5.30-9pm
BBQ 2-8pm (weather permitting)

Sunday
Bar 12-9pm
Kitchen 12-8.30pm
BBQ 2-8pm (weather permitting)

01225 849 180

Cross Keys,
Midford Road,
Bath,
BA2 5RZ

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