As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Redgrave Cross Keys
Redgrave Cross Keys
Pub has reopened.
Real Ale is sold here.
The Street (B1113), IP22 1RW
grid reference TM 044 779
owner/operator: Redgrave Community
The building dates from the late 16th or early 17th century, with later extensions & re-fronting. Re-opened March 2018 having been bought by the Community.
Serves Earl Soham as regular beer plus three changing ales.
Staffed by a mixture of paid staff and volunteers. Numerous events are held - see Twitter and Facebook for details.
Please check if wanting to eat as kitchen may be closed in the event of a private function or large party booking.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
John Day, who kept the Cross-Keys at Redgrave, was this day (14th November 1755) committed to (Ipswich) Gaol... for harbouring and concealing Herring the Highwayman, and offering to buy Mr Bacon's Watch of him, at a low Price, when he knew it to be stolen.Ipswich Journal, November 15th 1755***
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".
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony, Kim or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)