events for remainder of 2021

23-Oct    Sat   Christmas Card Sale   10:00 – 1:00pm

31-Oct     Sun  Kids Halloween Party 12:00 – 2:00pm

                   Mick the Baker              3:00 – late

6-Nov      Sat    Grey Wolf Band

11-Dec     Sat    Breakfast with Santa

18-Dec    Sat    Kids Xmas Party          6:00 – 9:00pm

31-Dec     Fri     Black Tie NYE Dinner     seated by 7:00pm

events throughout april 2020

events throughout march 2020

events throughout February 2020
05-Feb Wed Games & Social afternoon
11-Feb Tue Coffee Morning
13-Feb Thu Curry Night
14-Feb Fri Valentine’s Day
19-Feb Wed Games & Social afternoon
19-Feb Wed Acoustic Night
20-Feb Thu IT Hub in the Pub
25-Feb Tue Coffee Morning
27-Feb Thu Rum Smugglers Folk Night

The Cross Keys will be celebrating Valentine’s Night with a special menu. This is not, of course, restricted to couples, so if you want to eat with friends that’s fine. We might even set up a singles table if you fancy a blind date!

Call 01379 779822 to book

events throughout january 2020
04-Jan Sat Nick Stephenson
14-Jan Tue Coffee Morning
15-Jan Wed Games & Social afternoon
15-Jan Wed Acoustic Night
16-Jan Thu IT Hub in the Pub
20-Jan Mon Beer tasting and quiz
29-Jan Wed Ian’s Quiz night
30-Jan Thu Rum Smugglers Folk Night
31-Jan Fri Walkway
events throughout december

children’s christmas party – tuesday 24th december

A wonderful early evening celebration for all the children!

Bernie will be providing the music for a great Christmas party and a VERY special seasonal visitor will be arriving on The Knoll!

A magical evening not to be missed!

Starting at 5pm

christmas carols & seasonal music – sunday 22nd december

Why not get into the spirit of Christmas and come and join us singing a few carols in the warmth of the pub while enjoying a festive drink or two?

From 7pm

Look forward to seeing you!

80s & 90s disco – saturday 21st december

Remember those mullet hairstyles and chunky jewellery…those gaudy neon colours and spandex leggings?

Get checking the back of your wardrobes for some old 80s / 90s trendy gear and come and join us for a cracker of a pre-Christmas party with BERNIE C.

From 9pm

b4 – saturday 14th december

We’re looking forward to having B4, a great rock band from Thetford, playing at the Keys on Saturday 14th December.

Classic rock to modern….. Come and enjoy an evening of great music!

bertie bassett’s disco – friday 6th december

We’ve got the one and only BERTIE BASSETT DISCO here to entertain at the Cross Keys this coming Friday.

Book the date and come and share in a great evening of musical entertainment!

From 9pm

murphy’s lore – saturday 16th november

Great news!  We’ve got the fabulous Murphy’s Lore performing at the Keys this coming Saturday – 16th November.

They’re a superb Norfolk folk rock band who are not to be missed.

See you Saturday – 9pm!

children in need – saturday 9th november

Come along and enjoy an evening of fun while helping Pudsey Bear raise some cash for this great children’s charity.

Lots going on with activities from 8pm ’til late.

hallowe’en family fun – saturday 2nd november

Come and join in the spooky fun!

Plenty for all the family to enjoy.

From 4pm ’til late.

Pumpkin Carving & Fancy Dress Competitions

Ian’s hallowe’en quiz night – wednesday 30th october

Start sharpening up those little grey cells in preparation for Ian’s special Hallowe’en Quiz.

A great evening’s entertainment.

Please get your table of up to 6 people booked in for the quiz in advance.

gray wolf band – saturday 19th october

For those who love rock, this is definitely a night of live music not to be missed!

Gray Wolf are a fun rock covers band who’ll certainly get the pub rockin’.

Come and enjoy from 9:00pm.

charity christmas card sale – saturday 19th october

Save yourself a trip into town and come and support your favourite charities!

A number of local and national charities will be bringing a large assortment of Christmas cards to the Cross Keys on Saturday 19th October.   10:00am – 1:00pm.

A chocolate tombola, and tea/coffee and bacon rolls will also be available during the morning.

irish / folk evening – thursday 17th october

Come and enjoy a pint, a bit of toe tapping, and a lively Irish jig or two with the Rum Smugglers tomorrow night.

From 8:30pm

First time at the Keys, so let’s give them a big welcome!

Eclipse duo – saturday 12th october

Another Saturday night of great music with this talented duo.

From 9:00pm

Come and enjoy!

acshec – saturday 5th october

We’ve got a top class tribute band to AC/DC playing at the Keys.

Brilliant music – great musicians – don’t miss them!

From 9:00pm

the badger set – saturday 28th september

A great acoustic duo, the Badger Set, will be bringing us live music this coming Saturday.

Come along and enjoy some great tracks from previous decades performed by these talented musicians.

From 9:00pm.

ian’s monthly quiz – Wednesday 25th september

Ian will be back with a motley selection of questions at our lively monthly Quiz Night on Wednesday 25th September.

Don’t forget to book your team in well in advance since space is at a premium at this popular event.

bikes@the_Keys – saturday 21st september

Bikes@theKeys are returning for the final time this season on 21st September so don’t miss them!

This event is open to all bikers, who are also eligible for a 10% discount on food during the event.

On this occasion we are featuring CAMRIDER.  If you are interested in taking up motorcycling, CAMRIDER would be an ideal first point of call being a highly-regarded and locally based training company who have a wealth of experience and can offer invaluable help and advice to those who are new to the world of motorcycling.

rugby World Cup – saturday 21st september

The Rugby World Cup starts this weekend. Don’t miss out on the action!

First England game showing at the Keys this Saturday.

Come and join us and bag yourself a bargain with a beer and bacon roll for a fiver.

nick stephenson – friday 13th september

Following a highly successful evening at the Cross Keys last month, Nick is now back again by popular demand.

Come and join us for a memorable evening with this talented musician.

john ward duo – friday 6th september

John and Lynne, a talented local duo from Lowestoft, are joining us at the Cross Keys this Saturday with their own brand of folk music.

These great musicians who have received much national acclaim are not to be missed!

“A singer-songwriter and guitarist to watch out for.” – The Times

“The John Ward Band is folk at its finest.” – East Anglian Daily Times


We look forward to welcoming back the amazing Ludlam Pikes on Saturday 31st August.

From 8:00pm.   Free entry.

Make sure you put the date in your calendar!

bank holiday monday bbq – monday 26th august

The temperatures are rising again and we’re in for a scorcher of a Bank Holiday Monday!

Make the most of it and come and join us for a barbecue in the garden with a few chilled beers. Bouncy castle will be up to entertain the children.

Look forward to seeing you!

bikes@thekeys are back – saturday 17th august

Bikes@theKeys are back again on Saturday 17th August from 12noon – 3pm.

Come along with your bike and enjoy an EXTRA SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT on food at the Cross Keys.

live music with backstreet – friday 23rd august

Talented local rock band Backstreet are playing at the Keys on Friday 23rd August.

Don’t miss a great night out!

live music with ebony rose – saturday 17th august

Talented artist EBONY ROSE is performing at the Keys for the first time on Saturday 17th August.

Free Entry.   8 – 10pm.

Come along and enjoy some great music – pop and rock solo covers.

An evening not to be missed!

Nick stephenson – saturday 10th august

The hugely talented NICK STEPHENSON will be performing live at the Cross Keys on Saturday 10th August. 9pm.
Don’t miss out – get the date in your diary!

charity bbq – saturday 10th august

We are having a BBQ for ‘Friends of Chernobyl’s Children.’

These are underprivileged children from Chernobyl who have spent a month over here with host families in the Diss area. For their final day in the UK we are holding a Family BBQ for them, and all profits will be donated to the charity.

Come and support us in raising funds for this wonderful children’s charity and have a great day out at the same time!

ian’s monthly quiz – wednesday 31st july

For the bright sparks who are keen to pit their wits once more, Ian’s next monthly quiz is on Wednesday 31st July.

If you haven’t been before, it’s a great evening. Just organise a team of up to six people, then give us a call beforehand to let us know you’ll be coming.

bikes@thekeys – saturday 20th july

This month we’ll be featuring SERV Norfolk Blood Bikes.

These riders do a fantastic job in helping to save lives by transporting emergency supplies of blood and plasma etc to various locations around the country on their bikes.

Come and meet them!

Morris dancers – monday 15th july

We’ve got more of those wonderful Morris Dancers coming to the Keys on Monday.  It’s the East Suffolk Morris Men who will be performing for us this time so come along and enjoy some traditional entertainment.
Dancing at 7:30 and 8:30pm

wimbledon special – strawberries & pimms – sun 14th July

No ticket for Wimbledon’s Centre Court this year? No problem!

We’ll have plenty of Pimms and strawberries & cream available during the Men’s Finals on Sunday 14th July.

Come and enjoy the match at the Cross Keys.

ludlam pikes – friday 5th july

We are looking forward to welcoming the Ludlam Pikes to the Cross Keys on Friday 5th July for a great evening of music.

Come and enjoy listening to this talented local band.

games and social afternoon

alfie’s karaoke – saturday 29th june

Alfie, the King of Karaoke is back at the end of the month!

Come and take the mic and enjoy a great evening singing along to your favourite tracks.

8pm ’til late.

barbecue and bouncy castle – saturday 29th june

It’s going to be a scorchingly good weekend and burgers and hotdogs will be sizzling on the barbecue from 12noon – 3pm this Saturday.
Come and enjoy a lazy lunchtime out in the sunshine…. bouncy castle will be up to entertain the children.

The restaurant will be open for full service on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday lunchtime this week.

quiz night – wednesday 26th june

The next monthly Quiz Night will be on Wednesday 26th June.

Time to start getting wits and pencils sharpened in preparation!

Don’t forget….. 7pm for 7:30pm prompt start, please.

hoxon 100 morris dancers – wednesday 19th june

The Hoxon Hundred Morris Dancers will be entertaining us outside the pub on Wednesday 19th June.

Come and enjoy an evening pint in the sunshine and watch these traditional performers.

Watch out – you may even get roped in to join them for a dance or two!

Mustangs, bikes and barbecue – saturday 15th june

Bikes@theKeys is expanding!

As well as bikes, Simply Mustangs UK will also be with us on Saturday 15th June from 12noon – 3pm

Great Cross Keys BBQ available, too!


Join us in the CrossKeys on

Thurs 13th June, 9:30 til  12:00

for a Coffee Morning in aid of

The Alzheimer’s Society National CupCake Day.

All proceeds will go to the the Alzheimer’s Society


Just LOOK what’s about to start at the Cross Keys….. it’s our Hoppy Monday Real Ale Club!

Commencing Monday 3rd June, come and indulge in some lipsmackingly good ales – and, to get you started, get your first pint free if you’re one of our first 20 customers.

ian’s monthly quiz night – wednesday 29th may

Ian will be treating us to another of his regular monthly quiz nights on Wednesday 29th May.

Make sure you get your team booked in well in advance as it’s always a popular night!

Please arrive in plenty of time for a prompt 7.30pm start.

karaoke at the keys – saturday 25th may

Great news! Alfie’s back with us on Saturday 25th May.

Come and take the mic and enjoy a great night of entertainment here at the Keys.

8pm ’til late.

kenninghall morris dancers – thursday 23rd may

You know summer is on the way when the Morris Dancers arrive……

Don’t miss Kenninghall Morris who will be dancing outside the Cross Keys.

THURSDAY 23RD MAY – From 8:00pm

bikes at the keys – saturday 18th may

Motorcycling enthusiast?  Following a highly successful motorbike meet at the pub last year, we shall be holding monthly meets this summer, on the 3rd Saturday of each month, May to September, commencing on Saturday 18th May.  12noon – 3pm.

So, if you have a motorcycle please bring it along or, if you are just interested in bikes, come along and meet the bikers and check out their machines.

Future Meet Dates:    15th June,  20th July,  17th August  &  21st September

pool tournament final – sunday 28th april

The final frames are being played this coming Sunday afternoon, commencing at 2:30pm.

Come and support…..and enjoy a drink at the same time.

karaoke at the keys – saturday 27th april

Don’t miss him! Alfie @ the Keys on Saturday 27th April. Come and join a great night of music and karaoke!

ian’s monthly quiz night – wednesday 24th april

The next monthly pub quiz will be on WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL

Starting promptly at 7.30pm

Get yourselves booked in and your fish & chips order placed!

easter monday barbecue – 22nd april


We’re hoping for dry weather as we get the barbecue season underway.

Come and chill out, enjoy one of our home-made burgers and let the kids have fun on the BOUNCY CASTLE.

Look forward to seeing you!

Easter Sunday disco

Bernie C will be keeping the party mood going at the Keys from 8pm. (Thanks, Bernie!)

Great music. Great evening.

We look forward to seeing you!

Easter Sunday egg-stravaganza – 21st april

There’s going to be plenty going on to keep all the family occupied at the Cross Keys on Easter Sunday.

Come and join us for any or all of the following:

– Delicious Sunday lunch – 12noon to 3:00pm
– Punch & Judy show – 3pm to 3:30pm
– Easter egg hunt – 3:30pm to 4:00pm
– Children’s disco – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
– Adults’ disco – 8:00 to 10:00pm


At last! An advantage to age!

The Cross Keys is introducing a keenly priced MID-WEEK LUNCH for our silver surfers.
Every Wednesday, starting WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL.

We look forward to welcoming you!

quiz night – wednesday 27th march

We’ve got our next Quiz Night on WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH.

Don’t forget to book your food in advance if you’re wanting some.
Please arrive in plenty of time for a prompt 7.30pm start.

mothers’ day – sunday 31st march

Why not treat the special Mum in your home to a delicious lunch at the Cross Keys?

Give her a break and let her enjoy Matt’s cooking in our warm and relaxed surroundings.

Please reserve a table in good time.

games and social afternoon

Enjoy playing cards or board games, or happier just having a chat and catching up with friends? Either way, come along and enjoy a great afternoon with a slice of delicious cake and a cup of tea or coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

60s / 70s disco – saturday 2nd march

As well as a lunchtime celebration, we’ll be partying into the evening with a 60s / 70s disco.

Although certainly not obligatory, outfits of the era would be appreciated!

first anniversary as a community pub


In recognition of having been trading as a community pub for a year, everyone is invited to come and join us for a celebratory drink on Saturday 2nd March at 12noon. The press are hoping to come, so we’re hoping lots of you will be able to make it, too.

six nations rugby 2019

Six Nations Rugby matches will be shown live in the CrossKeys between 1st Feb and 16 March. Come along and cheer for your favourite team with a drink or two!

Selected Beers and Wines will be on promotional offer during live matches.

karaoke night (february 9th)

Another of our popular evenings hosted by Bernie Cresswell.

Come and try your voice at singing or be entertained by our own home-grown talent!!

See you there!

open mic night (february 2nd)

New at The Cross Keys – an Open Mic Night hosted by Bernie Cresswell.

If you’ve got talent for singing, dancing, or are a bit of a comedian, then come and entertain us!

It should be a fun evening!

valentines day (february 14th!)

That special day for lovers is just around the corner.
Why not relax and enjoy a special candlelit dinner in the cosy surroundings of the Cross Keys?

Special themed menu.

Tables available at 6pm and 8pm.

Please book early to reserve.

wine tasting

A light-hearted and entertaining evening, with advice/education from James Ramm on a variety of wines and the food they complement.

James is a Redgrave resident and works for Greene King.

Places are limited so please book your £10 ticket in advance.

Winter games afternoon

Fancy a cosy afternoon in front of a fire? Have a chat and possibly play a game or two?

Tea, coffee and homemade cake available for £3.50

Come and join us in the Cross Keys, Thursday 17th January 2:30pm – 4:30pm

live music back at the cross keys

GREAT news!  Live music is coming back to the Keys on a regular basis.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month a group of talented musicians will be in the pub playing a wide variety of music.
So….get the date into your diaries, head on down to the Cross Keys and just come and enjoy yourselves!
Curry Night is back!

Every Monday 6:00pm – 8:30pm, our popular Curry Night.

All curries will include papadums and chutneys for only £10 each, drinks not included. Please note, only curries are available on a Monday evening.

Last orders 8:00pm

Quiz Night

Quiz Night is the last Weds of each month, led by the ever popular Ian Shepherd. The quiz starts at 7:30pm and tapas are available at £4 each.

IT Hub in the Pub

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