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 !!
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