We’ve been nominated for the 2019 Nottinghamshire Live Food & Drink Awards!

The Kitchen at The Cross Keys has been nominated for the Nottinghamshire Live Food & Drink Awards 2019!
We’ve been entered into the following catagories and you can vote for us now! There’s still plenty of time!
– Best Out Of Town
– Best Public House

Click HERE for more information and to vote for us!!

Voting closes on the 6th September..

Now serving Guinness

A wise man invented beer,
A smart man drinks it,
But a genius drinks Guinness.

Now being served day and night at The Cross Keys Epperstone.
Find your tipple here.

The Cross Keys Fireworks Display 2018

Saturday November 3rd from 7pm, £4 on the door, under 12s free!
Featuring an outdoor bar serving locally brewed Nottingham Brewery real ales, fruity ciders and snacks.
Outdoor barbeque serving burgers, hot dogs and the finest quality mushy peas and mint sauce- a match made in heaven?

Great British Pub Awards National Finalists

We are absolutely over the moon to be able to announce that we are FINALISTS in the ‘Best Food Pub’ category in the Great British Pub Awards!!!
These awards are national and it’s such an amazing achievement to have been shortlisted, but once again we couldn’t have done it without all our wonderful customers.. THANKYOU❤️❤️❤️
Fingers crossed for the awards evening!

Winners of Best Out of Town

After months of voting, nominations and judging from mystery diners we are thrilled to announce that The Kitchen at The Cross Keys is officially the winner of The Nottingham Post Food & Drink Awards 2018 ‘Best Out of Town Venue’!

Put on by The Nottingham Post, the Awards were a huge success with all the best Restaurants and Bars in Nottingham in attendance. Not only were The Cross Keys awarded Best Out of Town but were also runners up in the ‘Best Public House’ category which we previously won in 2016.

It was a brilliant event and we would like to thank everybody who nominated us for the awards and to Nottingham Post for putting on an incredible evening. We send our congratulations to all the winners that night, and to everyone else who attended, just to be nominated is a fantastic achievement in such a diverse and exciting city for food and drink.

Thank you to all our staff who have worked so hard and to all our customers who have supported us every step of way, we could never have achieved this without you.

The Cross Keys

World Cup 2018

Are you as excited as us about the World Cup this year?!
Come and join us on the decking where we’ll be showing all World Cup 2018 games throughout summer on our outdoor television. (We do have an indoor TV on the off chance it rains, although it is England so it’s pretty inevitable).
England’s first game is versus Tunisia on Monday 18th June, kick off is at 7pm.

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 here for the second, where he creates the crepes islandaise dish.. enjoy!

Des royal recipes

Tourism Pub of the Year 2017

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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.

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 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!
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