BBC ‘Royal Recipes’

Our very own royal chef was on BBC’s ‘Royal Recipes’ informing the nation what the Royal Family love to eat. Click here for the first episode Des appears in, constructing a hearty venison wellington dish and

Tourism Pub of the Year 2017

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 […]

The Cross Keys Bonfire Night 2017

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 […]

Filming Royal Recipes

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 […]

Our Second Anniversary!

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. […]

The Great Food and Drink Festival 2017

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 […]

Epperstone Summer Festival

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 […]

Valentine’s Day 2017

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 […]

The Pub Taxi

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 […]