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grid reference TM 465 566
opened 15th century
owner Adnamsemail us
- Mon-Sun: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
regular real ales
Adnams Bitter, Explorer & Broadside
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Aldeburgh is East Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 28/06/2019
Aldeburgh Cross Keys
Real Ale is available here
Crabbe St, IP15 5BP
The Cross Keys has joined the Adnams Managed Properties Group and reopened on Friday 1st March 2019 after a full refurbishment. It now includes three boutique guest bedrooms for bed and breakfast stays
This 15th century pub is set back from the sea front and is one of the oldest buildings in the town. Steps down from the road into a small seating area which leads to the main bar and a variety of other seating areas. Seafood is a speciality. The pub has close ties with the nearby lifeboat station.
This is one of the oldest buildings in the town. There is some dispute about its age: A Survey of Suffolk Parish History says it was built in 1769, other authorities date it to the 15th century (maybe an earlier inn on this site?)
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper & book information from Bob Mitchell)
The sign of the cross keys is usually a reference to St Peter - an early christian follower and told by Jesus that "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven".