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.
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
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A617 west of Newark-on-Trent onto A612 towards Southwell. Pub in village centre.