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 […]

Bonfire Night 2016!

A massive thank you to everyone who came to our fireworks display last saturday, it was a fun evening followed by incredible fireworks courtesy of Fraser and his team! We were overwhelmed by how busy it was.. we can’t wait until next years, only 364 days to go!! 🎉🎉 Also a special thanks to our […]


After months of voting, nominations and judging from mystery diners we can now announce that The Kitchen at The Cross Keys in Epperstone is officially the winner of The Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Awards 2016 ‘Best Public House’!! Put on by The Nottingham Post, the Awards were a huge success with almost 7000 nominations between […]

Euro 2016 at The Cross Keys

The Euros at The Cross Keys! This Friday we will be showing the first game of Euro 2016, France v Romania, outside on our decking. Kick off is at 8pm, come down for an very enjoyable evening! Same time same place for England v Russia on Saturday. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter profiles […]

Thank You! Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Awards

After several weeks of voting and nomiantions The Cross Keys has been announced as finalists in two categories! We are shortlisted for both Best Pub and Best Service as well as an honorable mention for Best Out Of Town Venue. In the next stage of the awards, every shortlisted restaurant will be judged over the […]

The Queen at 90

Last week as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations our Head Chef Des Sweeney was on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC News to talk about his time as chef to the Royal Family. You can watch Des and others talk about their experiences working with the Queen by clicking here Why not come […]