We are very pleased to announce that we are reopening our doors on Thursday, December 3rd.
As per Tier 2 regulations we will be operating as a restaurant, all customers have to be from the same household or support bubble and anyone consuming alcohol must order a substantial meal.
We can’t wait to welcome you all back!
COVID 19 TIER 2 RULES OF THE HOUSE
IN LINE WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY & OURS PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
Respect our team and the regulations we all have to adhere to.
Alcohol can only be served when ordered with a substantial meal.
Only one household per table.
Track and trace documentation must be completed.
Always observe the 1m + social distancing with anyone from outside of your household.
You must wear a face-mask at all times except when sat at your table.
On entry please wait to be greeted by our team.
Follow the routes as described.
Table ordering only for all food and drink – NO approaching the bar –
Only use the delegated entrance and exit.
During busy periods there will be a limit of 2 hours on a table – your server will advise.
Children to remain with their own household at all times.
No standing around inside or moving between tables.
Tables must not be moved.
Please ensure you wash your hands frequently and use the sanitisers provided.
Anyone not respecting statutory regulations will be refused service and asked to leave.
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.