We are overjoyed to be able to announce that we came home with the Tourism Pub of the Year award on Thursday night. The awards event was a lovely evening, hosted by All About Tourism at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
It was an unexpected win but obviously it was a pleasant surprise and went down extremely well with the team. It’s fantastic to think that all the hard work is paying off!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the years.
It’s that time of year again!
As our fireworks display was so popular last year and 2015 we’ve decided that it would be rude not to participate this year.
Saturday 4th November from 7pm, entry is priced at £3.50 and under 12s free!
There will be an outdoor bar serving Nottingham Brewery Ale and The Cross Keys Mulled Wine as well as a barbeque where you’ll be able to indulge in mushy peas and mint sauce, hotdogs and burgers.. what more could you ask for?
Also featuring a LIVE performance from the EPPERSTONE-ROSES!
It’s set to be a night to remember!
The camera crews were back at The Cross Keys this week filming for a brand new show for the BBC called Royal Recipes.
The new show is a royal-themed food programme presented by Michael Buerk, celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II.
For the cameras, Head Chef Des who has cooked for the Royals all over the world created two dishes HRH would have had on her travels: a main course of venison wellington and crepes islandaise for dessert.
Keep an eye out for Des and The Cross Keys on BBC One soon!
Read more here
Last Sunday The Cross Keys put on a little party celebrating our second Anniversary. The pub was packed with friends, family, villagers and regulars to celebrate two whole years of The Kitchen at The Cross Keys.
The sun was glowing whilst everyone enjoyed Pimm’s and Canapes listening to Just Ben’s performance out on the decking.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out and everyone who has supported us over the last two years!
What an amazing day!
We are very pleased to announce that we will be participating in The Great Food and Drink Festival at Newstead Abbey on the 26th, 27th and 28th of August this year. We recently took part in the Nottingham Castle Great Food and Drink Festival back in May which was very successful.
We will be selling our famous venison burgers with red onion chutney. Des will also be doing a demonstration of some seasonal dishes that are popular at the pub. Come down and say hello!
Tickets are available here.
We’ll see you there!
We are very proud to have taken part in the Epperstone Summer Festival earlier on this month. The pub became a kind of ‘pit stop’ for the villagers as they went up and down the village visiting all of the open gardens. We had alpacas in the garden which were extremely popular and the famous ‘Epper-Stone Roses’ performed live on the decking. The most recent total figure showed the village had raised £8600. It was the hottest day of the year which makes the amount raised even more impressive, well done to everybody that took part! A fantastic day had by all.
We are now taking bookings for Valentine’s Day 2017!
Our very special Valentine’s menu offers three courses for just £24.50 per person and includes a glass of prosecco on arrival.
You can view the full menu now by clicking the following link: Valentines Menu 2017
There is limited availability so book soon on 0115 966 9430 to avoid disappointment!
We are proud to introduce to you the latest addition to The Cross Keys, our Taxi!
Freshly wrapped in pub colours and branding, thanks to the brilliant Bri-Stor Systems, our London cab is ready to give lifts to any locals and regulars, drinkers and diners that might need a ride home after their visit.
The taxi is extremely popular with regulars and has caused quite a stir in the village and further a field with coverage already from the Nottingham Post;
and BBC Radio Nottingham;
So keep an eye out on the roads for The Cross Keys Cab, its hard to miss! We love it.