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“Told you so !”
Review of The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys
Ranked #16 of 76 Restaurants in Diss
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Description: Idyllically located in the centre of this historic Suffolk village, this attractive 17th Century Pub is now a community owned free house and restaurant. The cosy bar area is known for its wide range of well kept real ales from a variety of local breweries. The restaurant serves delicious home made food sourced from quality local suppliers and features regular themed nights. Staff and volunteers from the community will always provide a warm and friendly welcome. Whether it’s taking your drinks outside and watching the sun set, or sitting by one of the log fires in the winter with your four-legged friend or even with friends playing a few board games, there is always a beautiful and friendly atmosphere here.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I reported earlier that the pub would soon be opening under new management and expected great things, and I may be biased as I was one of the volunteers who helped to turn this pub around from a dark, dismal dive into the bright, welcoming pub that we have today, but I think that is allowed.
Five family members came here for a meal on Easter Monday and on the back of previous reviews and from what we had heard from other fellow villagers, we were expecting good things - and we were not disappointed ! The welcome from Georgina and Naomi was very warm and friendly and after getting our drinks, we were shown to our table, where the gorgeous Rosie was on hand to give out menus and efficiently take our order. After a decent wait (not too long, but long enough to to know the food was being freshly prepared) our starters arrived. Breaded Suffolk Brie was the choice for four of us, while I went for the more unusual Bone Marrow, and very tasty it was too ! The mains arrived in good time and were enjoyed by everyone - large portions (especially the Fish and Chips) and very well cooked. The veggie option of Sweet Potato and Coconut Burger was especially good. Another big plus was that there were no slates, planks of wood or miniature chip baskets in sight !! Puddings were chosen and were beautifully presented and enjoyed. I went for the selection of Suffolk cheeses with a homemade piccalilli and was a very happy bunny.
All in all, a fantastic experience and one which will without doubt be repeated on numerous occasions. Many thanks to Georgina and Naomi and long may you be the Queens of the Cross Keys !!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank kevcollins
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Warmly welcomed at recently renovated village pub and the food was yummy. Two of us had the brie starter and my sister had the mushroom soup. Very tasty and perfect portion. For the main course we had: chicken mushroom supreme, a vegetarian burger (wow!) and a tomato linguine dish. All good with some lovely flavours. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Having eaten at this pub on a few occasions now with friends and family, between us ordering 20 meals ranging from light bites to full 3 courses. The meat has been cooked beautifully and exactly as requested ranging from rare to well done and food has always been extremely well presented. Having eaten at a well know good restaurant in Bury St Edmunds yesterday which was somewhat disappointing by comparison, it highlighted what a gem of a pub the Redgrave community have worked so hard to achieve. There is a lovely warm atmosphere in the bar, games for the kids and we have always been welcomed by both the manager and volunteers alike.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SamSSmith
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with family after hearing about the renovation of this pub. Was thoroughly impressed by the food, the service, and the atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank phallet
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and i booked a table for 3pm,nice greeting on arrival ,very small Sunday menu,we ordered 2 x roast beef,as we were the only table waiting it took 30 minutes to get our meals,all the food was piled on top of itself,the Yorkie's were like pancakes veg was red cabbage,butternut squash,sugar snap peas and a piece of carrot as hard as.Nice roast potatoes,we could not cut the beef,it was so fatty and thickly sliced,also mooing at us,we had heard such good things about the cross keys but will definitely not be going back.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Glennwallace
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