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A 16th-century pub for everyone

At a glance

Bar menu
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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: Monday
  • Opening times: Tuesday 5-11, Wednesday to Thursday 12-3 5-11 (Friday to Saturday 12-12, Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Mallard Drake and Duck 'n' Dive
  • Real ciders: Broadoak Moonshine and Perry
  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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