The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys is a traditional pub located in the heart of the Lace Market and serves up tasty grub and rotating cask ales...

A building steeped in history, The Cross Keys has been part of Nottingham city centre for over a hundred years, the building itself even potentially dating back to the 1600s.

While Navigation Brewery and Font Craft Works are the mainstay beers at the pub, Cross keys also frequently rotate both their cask pumps and craft kegs. They also serve a mix of premium lagers and plenty of spirits. The grub here is also superb and is worth checking out what food offers occur on particular days.

Recently sampled (via Untappd)

  • Rebel

    Navigation Brewery - Pale Ale - English, 4.2%
    Drank on Monday 19 August 2019 at 19:23

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  • Tropical Pale Ale - Keg

    Navigation Brewery - Pale Ale - American, 4%
    Drank on Saturday 17 August 2019 at 20:24

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  • New Dawn

    Navigation Brewery - Pale Ale - English, 3.9%
    Drank on Thursday 15 August 2019 at 20:21

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  • Strawberry Creamhead

    Navigation Brewery - Pale Ale - Milkshake, 5.1%
    Drank on Tuesday 13 August 2019 at 18:52

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  • American IPA

    Navigation Brewery - Pale Ale - American, 5.2%
    Drank on Wednesday 07 August 2019 at 12:55

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The Cross Keys
15 Byard Lane
Nottingham
NG1 2GJ
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00

Upcoming events

  • Robin Hood Town Tour at The Cross Keys

    Saturday 24 August 2019 14:00 - 16:30

    The multi award winning Robin Hood Town Tour is the definitive way to learn all about the world famous legend and to find out the best that Nottingham has to offer. 

    Follow a trail of historical facts to discover how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told. This fun, theatrical exploration of the legend is told against the back drop of the city. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its past, present and future. Robin will also point out the best places to eat, drink and make merry so you can make the most of your stay.

    Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Lace Market. Stand where horrible history happened on the steps of the Old County Gaol and find tranquility in St Mary’s Churchyard. Descend into Saxon caves beneath the streets. Landmarks like the Council House, Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal and other, quirky surprises await you on this adventure around town. 

    The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in England - where people are invited to stop a while, refresh themselves and quaff fine ales with Robin Hood.

    Approx 150 minutes. Approx 1.2 miles.

    STARTS: The Cross Keys pub, 15 Byard Lane, Fletcher Gate. NG1 2GJ. (NCP opposite)

    How to Book:
    Turn up and pay (but please email, call or text 07941 210 986 to reserve place) or Pay in advance at Nottingham Tourism Centre

    Full details
  • Robin Hood Town Tour at The Cross Keys

    Saturday 31 August 2019 14:00 - 16:30

    The multi award winning Robin Hood Town Tour is the definitive way to learn all about the world famous legend and to find out the best that Nottingham has to offer. 

    Follow a trail of historical facts to discover how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told. This fun, theatrical exploration of the legend is told against the back drop of the city. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its past, present and future. Robin will also point out the best places to eat, drink and make merry so you can make the most of your stay.

    Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Lace Market. Stand where horrible history happened on the steps of the Old County Gaol and find tranquility in St Mary’s Churchyard. Descend into Saxon caves beneath the streets. Landmarks like the Council House, Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal and other, quirky surprises await you on this adventure around town. 

    The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in England - where people are invited to stop a while, refresh themselves and quaff fine ales with Robin Hood.

    Approx 150 minutes. Approx 1.2 miles.

    STARTS: The Cross Keys pub, 15 Byard Lane, Fletcher Gate. NG1 2GJ. (NCP opposite)

    How to Book:
    Turn up and pay (but please email, call or text 07941 210 986 to reserve place) or Pay in advance at Nottingham Tourism Centre

    Full details
  • Robin Hood Town Tour at The Cross Keys

    Saturday 31 August 2019 14:00 - 16:30

    The multi award winning Robin Hood Town Tour is the definitive way to learn all about the world famous legend and to find out the best that Nottingham has to offer. 

    Follow a trail of historical facts to discover how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told. This fun, theatrical exploration of the legend is told against the back drop of the city. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its past, present and future. Robin will also point out the best places to eat, drink and make merry so you can make the most of your stay.

    Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Lace Market. Stand where horrible history happened on the steps of the Old County Gaol and find tranquility in St Mary’s Churchyard. Descend into Saxon caves beneath the streets. Landmarks like the Council House, Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal and other, quirky surprises await you on this adventure around town. 

    The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in England - where people are invited to stop a while, refresh themselves and quaff fine ales with Robin Hood.

    Approx 150 minutes. Approx 1.2 miles.

    STARTS: The Cross Keys pub, 15 Byard Lane, Fletcher Gate. NG1 2GJ. (NCP opposite)

    How to Book:
    Turn up and pay (but please email, call or text 07941 210 986 to reserve place) or Pay in advance at Nottingham Tourism Centre

    Full details
  • Robin Hood Town Tour at The Cross Keys

    Saturday 07 September 2019 14:00 - 16:30

    The multi award winning Robin Hood Town Tour is the definitive way to learn all about the world famous legend and to find out the best that Nottingham has to offer. 

    Follow a trail of historical facts to discover how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told. This fun, theatrical exploration of the legend is told against the back drop of the city. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its past, present and future. Robin will also point out the best places to eat, drink and make merry so you can make the most of your stay.

    Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Lace Market. Stand where horrible history happened on the steps of the Old County Gaol and find tranquility in St Mary’s Churchyard. Descend into Saxon caves beneath the streets. Landmarks like the Council House, Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal and other, quirky surprises await you on this adventure around town. 

    The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in England - where people are invited to stop a while, refresh themselves and quaff fine ales with Robin Hood.
     

    Most SATURDAYS March to October 2pm - 4.30pm. 

    Other dates added through the year - please see the Ezekial Bone Facebook or Twitter pages for up to date news.

    Approx 150 minutes. Approx 1.2 miles.

    STARTS: The Cross Keys pub, 15 Byard Lane, Fletcher Gate. NG1 2GJ. (NCP opposite)

    How to Book: 
    Turn up and pay (but please email, call or text 07941 210 986 to reserve place)
    Or
    Pay in advance at Nottingham Tourism Centre

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