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Cross Keys Hotel

(formerly Whalebone & Bull's Head)

32 High Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AX

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10 Mon
12 - 6.30 Tue - Fri
12 - 5 Sat
12 - 9 Sun


Charles Wells

About the Pub

Hotel that is over 850 years old freshly refurbished. The property was used as a base by Oliver Cromwell during the Civil War and reputed to be haunted by more than one friendly ghost. Now more of a town-center restaurant with accommodation and the bar is place you visit on the way to your food table. The new owners are Charles Wells and the appearance is now very improved from its previously run-down state. No bar area chairs but is still possible to get a real ale. Part of the Hotel is a Coffee & Cake Shop open from 7am.

Historic Interest

Oliver Cromwell used it as a base.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Bombardier
  • Eagle IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Often Doom Bar.

Source: National

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Cross Keys Hotel, Saffron Walden


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • WiFi Wifi

    Free for residents.

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Cross Keys Hotel

32 High Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AX

Sat Nav Reference

52.023127, 0.238876

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

5, 7, 301, 312

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