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The Cross Keys

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Bar, British, Pub
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All reviews sunday roast fish and chips burger beef ribs curry rice pudding community pub lovely community local beer village green community run talented chef yesterday evening great sunday lunch cheerful staff
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Reviewed 18 December 2021

18 of us Redgrave Old Codgers (ROCs) booked in for an Xmas lunch yesterday and what a great afternoon/evening we had. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and there was nothing but praise from everyone. Everything arrived quickly, and was hot and plentiful. One...of the starters was a very tasty Venison, Pigeon and Rabbit Terrine with Fig Chutney - what a great start to a lunch. Also, the Butternut and Ginger Soup looked very appetising. The traditional Turkey and Trimmings was superb and a huge, tasty plateful, with several thick slices of turkey and perfectly cooked spuds and veggies. Some chose the Stone Bass for their main course and said it was very enjoyable. The food and bar service was excellent - well done and many thanks to Heidi, Sue and Tori (not forgetting of course, Chef Danny and all his kitchen staff). I highly recommend this great, welcoming and friendly community pub to anyone who likes good food at reasonable prices. Well done the Keys !!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 December 2021

Four of us went to the Cross Keys yesterday evening for the festive menu. It was one of the best, if not the best, Christmas meals I have ever had. The surroundings were beautiful and the service excellent. But there were only four of us...in the restaurant for the whole evening. This is a community owned pub and it is not getting the support it deservesMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

Sunday lunch for two turned out great. Unfortunately it was my tern to drive so Diet Coke rather than one of the interesting selection of real ales on offer was the order of the day. I had the beef and my wife the Nut Roast....portions were decent and there was about six different vegetables including cauli-cheese which was superb. we were running late so did not have time for desert but we will definitely be back soon. Prices were reasonable too.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

We visited this pub on the off chance of being able to grab a table for a roast. The waitress was very accommodating and seated us in the bar area! We both ordered a lamb roast and the food was delicious. The roast potatoes deserve...special mention as they were perfection!!! Next time we hope to book so we can sit in the main restaurant - which looked lovely- as the bar was a tad cold for me (personal preference!!) and there were a few flies! I would highly recommend eating hereMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2021

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday roast with us. We tend to get very busy so, you're right, it would be a good idea to book in advance of your next visit to reserve a table in...More

Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We had two lovely evenings at The Cross Keys. The food was excellent and so tasty. The staff were very friendly, efficient and welcoming, especially Mia and Jacob on Friday night and Rose and Julie on Saturday. This is a community pub and we would...highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2021

Thank you, Suzie, for your feedback. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your evening meals with us and to hear how well our staff looked after you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Visited on a Friday lunch time and sat I the lovely beer garden with our dog. Staff were very nice and helpful. We had a veggie burger and a root veg masala, both were absolutely delicious. Myself and my partner gave a 10/10 for both...dishes. Would highly recommend a visitMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2021

Many thanks for your review. We're glad the weather was clement enough to enjoy eating out in our garden and that you both enjoyed your chosen meals. We shall look forward to welcoming you back to the Cross Keys again soon.

Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

Thursday lunch - specials and regular menu - we both had grilled gammon steaks…. They were the best and the deserts were also brilliant, rounded off with really good coffees. Apart from that, the welcome and service couldn’t have been better. There was also a...nice buzz to the place, so we’ll be back. - thanks, we loved it and would recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your mid-week lunch with us and we shall look forward to your next visit to the Cross Keys.

Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

Recommend by our Airbnb host this pub, run by the locals, was delightful. A very simple menu, but everything done to perfection - especially the poutine; posh chips, cheese and slow braised beef.

Date of visit: June 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope that next time you are staying in the area you will visit us once again.

Reviewed 13 June 2021

We booked a table to ensure we were inside during the hot weather and the restaurant was nice and cool. My wife and I both ordered the beef roast dinner, we can honestly say that it was the best Sunday roast we have had for...a long long time. The beef was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were also cooked well and loads of them. My wife had the brownie and ice cream desert which she says was very yummy. The beer was also in perfect condition excellent pint of Victoria gold. My wife had a soft drink. As a community run pub the staff were a mix of paid and volunteers. The service was excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Thanks, Des, for a great review. So pleased to hear you and your wife both thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and we hope to be able to welcome you back here again soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2021

The food we had here was so so good. I was really impressed and would highly recomend it to anyone who enjoys traditional charming English pubs, that cook fantastic food and serve great beers. I had a beautifully cooked sirloin steak which came with some...big chunky chips and a delicious side salad. I fancied a peppercorn sauce with it (which wasn't on the menu) so I chanced asking for one anyway. The waitress and the chef were more than happy to accommodate. And it was a really nice sauce as well. Rich, creamy and packed full of peppercorns. My Dad had the same, and said his was equally good. We both had a couple of pints of Edith cavell beer, which as my Dad lives nearby, informed me it's from the Wolf Brewery in Attleborough, just a few miles from Redgrave. "A proper local Brewery". And it's without doubt one of best pints I've had in ages. My partner had the fish and chips which she said was fab, and my mum really enjoyed hers too. The pub itself is a beautiful tradional pub in a real chocolate box village location overlooking a red telephone box, village green (with outdoor tables on), village shop and pond. It's the type of pub that are sadly disappearing all over the country. This one was saved by the local community and they've now installed permanent managers and a full time chef. Which you can tell, as it's really well run, serving great stuff and is well supported by the community volunteers. Definitely a place worth going out of your way for, and you'll also be doing your bit to keep an independent pub and staple of village life alive. We'll be visiting again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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GMCrosskeys, General Manager at The Cross Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Thank you, Dean, for such glowing feedback on your visit to the Cross Keys. We are so pleased to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your meal with us, as well as one of the local ales on tap,. and we shall look forward to...More

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The Cross Keys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3