Aldeburgh Cross Keys
Crabbe St, IP15 5BP
grid reference TM 465 566
opened 15th Cent
- 11-11 (12 Fri + sat); 12-10.30 (Sun)
regular real ales
Adnams Bitter, Explorer & Broadside
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Aldeburgh is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 14/04/2016
An ancient pub set back from the seafront, this is one of the oldest buildings in the town. There is some dispute about its age: A Survey of Suffolk Parish History says it was built in 1769, other authorities date it to the 15th century (maybe an earlier inn on this site?)
A small bar area opens out to a variety of seating areas. Seafood a speciality (1-3 + 7-9pm). No meals at Christmas.
The pub has close ties with the nearby lifeboat. Accommodation is available (3 rooms).
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Dogs are welcome
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper & book information from Bob Mitchell)
The sign of the cross keys is usually a reference to St Peter - an early christian follower and told by Jesus that "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven".