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At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

Open fires, cosy alcoves, beamed ceilings and candles in the evenings – in a nutshell, that's the Cross Keys. Co-owner Steve Hussey, with partner Alison Ryan, is also head brewer/owner at nearby Maythorne's Mallard microbrewery, which supplies the real ales, with Somerset's Broadoak providing cider and perry. On the ever-changing weekly menu, classically trained French chef Franck Morisseau specialises in fish, such as curried cod loin topped with king prawns and his famous fish ragout. Locally sourced produce also goes into other options such as venison steak with port and red wine jus, dauphinoise potatoes and braised red cabbage; and veggie stack in blue cheese sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Opening times: Tue 5-11, Wed-Thu 12-3 5-11 (Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-11)
  • Lunch opening: Wed-Sat 12-3, Sun 12-4
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 5-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Mallard Drake & Duck 'n' Dive
  • Real ciders: Broadoak Moonshine & Perry

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A617 W of Newark-on-Trent onto A612 towards Southwell. Pub in village centre

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