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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Thorpeness Cross Keys

Thorpeness Cross Keys

Closed between 1840 and 1920

The Cross Keys is listed in Thorpe which was originally listed as a hamlet of Aldringham.

In 1855, John Ralph was at the Cross Keys and in Morris County Directory for 1861, Maria Watson is the owner. From local records, a George Gowing owned the Crown, prior to 1858. Were there 2 public houses, i.e. the Cross Keys & the Crown. or did one of them replace a much earlier establishment called the Chequers and did the Cross Keys eventually become the Crown?Inns of the Suffolk Coast, Leonard P Thompson, 1969

Note: we know that the Crown became the Dolphin, but Thompson's question as whether the Cross Keys was an older name for that or a different pub is still unanswered.

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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