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Welcome to The Cross Keys, Saffron Walden

The Cross Keys re opened just in time for her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee on the 2nd of June 2012. The opening followed a £660,000 restoration, the work created a 6 bedroom Boutique Hotel , a completely unique offer now called ‘Molly’s Coffee and Cake Shop’, an all-new 100 cover dining experience and wine led bar area.

About us

The bar and dining is supported by a newly constructed 80sqm kitchen, visible to those brave enough to sit outside on the terrace or passing by into Molly’s.

The Cross Keys Offers; delicious fresh food, amazing wines and bedrooms to die for, all complimented by a marriage of the Cross Keys Elizabethan architecture and contemporary design.

The building dates back some 850 years and is one of the most important buildings architecturally and commercially in the centre of Saffron Walden.

Wonderful place to go. Went here with my best friend last night, who has recently moved Saffron Walden. Sat by the log fire, lighting was lovely and good music. AND the food was scrumptious! Friendly staff who knew all about the food and wine. Absolutely going here again when next visiting my friend.

Karen Brannon

25 March 2017, Facebook

Our Menu

We are fiercely proud of the fresh food we serve. All our food is created and cooked on the premises, and we use regional suppliers, whenever we can, to obtain the best raw materials.


We don’t believe in doing fussy and complicated things with these delicious ingredients, but instead would rather they were complimented, treated with love and brought to the table just as they should be.