Sorry, no more take-away beer

Following the updated government guidance last night we’re stopping the take-away beer sales. Sorry about this, but it is really important that people stay at home as much as possible.

We look forward to seeing you all again before long.

Take away food service suspended. Beer available still at £2 per pint

Thanks to all of you that came and enjoyed our take-away food over the weekend.  The feedback was great and much appreciated.  We even had customers wanting to pre-order lunches every Sunday for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, and we’re really sorry about this, we will be suspending take-away food for the time being.

On Friday the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  Although details are still a little scarce, it is clear that the scheme is the safest course of action for the health and security of our staff and the long-term future of the pub.  It will enable us to receive government grants to give our staff significant financial support and make sure they are ready to return to the business when the current crisis is over.  While on this scheme staff cannot work, not even part-time, which is why we have to suspend the take-away food.

We are exploring options which may allow us to restart the  take-away food service and and will keep you updated.  We know many of you have been looking forward very much to enjoying meals from the pub in the coming months.

In the meantime we are continuing take-away beer sales, as this can be done by volunteers.  Thanks to Kevin and Charles we aim to be open 6-7 Monday and Wednesday to Saturday.  All beers, lager and ciders are £2/pint, contactless payment only.  We do have take-way containers but please bring your own if you can.

Thanks again for your support.

Take aways this weekend and all Beer £2 a pint

Take away food, beer and wine is available 12-1.30 and 6-7.30. Sunday roasts will be available to take away tomorrow lunchtime. Please call 01379 779822 for food orders, payment will be by card over the phone or contactless when you collect.

Beer, lager and cider now just £2/pint. We have 2 pint cartons, but feel free to bring your own containers – as large as you like.

To minimise contact points please use the back door, which we’ll be keeping open, and keep your distance from other customers.

Thanks to everyone for your support, and take care.

**NEW** Take Away Menu starting Friday March 20th

New take away menu! All the pub classics will be available to take away starting tomorrow. Once we’ve got our volunteers in place we will also be doing home delivery. 
We’re fully stocked up with take away containers for food and beer so you can enjoy a great pub meal at home.
We’ll be doing this lunchtimes and evenings Wed – Sat, and Sunday lunchtimes.

See here for the new take away menu.


Dear Customers,

The Cross Keys Management Committee has considered the government’s announcement that people should avoid pubs, clubs and restaurants, although not yet advising that they close.

Having spoken to staff and volunteers we have, in common with most other community pubs, decided that we will remain open in order to serve the community as best we can.  Opening hours may be reduced depending on availability of staff and volunteers, but we’ll keep you informed if this happens.

In addition, we will be working with the village team that is being set up to help Redgrave residents, with the aim of providing take-away and home delivery food and drink.

Staff and volunteers are taking all necessary steps to ensure high cleaning and hygiene standards.  We will ask customers to wash their hands on arrival, observe recommended coughing and sneezing etiquette and use contactless payment if possible.  Tables and chairs will be spaced out and – weather permitting – we will encourage outdoor eating and drinking.  Most events which would normally attract significant numbers to the pub are likely to be cancelled.

We are keeping the situation under constant review and will update you with any changes.  In the meantime, thank you for your support.

Launch of The Cross Keys Pub Walks

Look out for the Diss Express on Friday 13th March for the launch of our new series of pub walks. These are tried and tested circular walks that begin and end at The Cross Keys.

For more information see here or view our new page at this link.

The Cross Keys would like to thank Jono and Emma Slack for the imagination and production of these walks.