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Aldeburgh Cross Keys

Real Ale

Crabbe St, IP15 5BP

01728 452637

grid reference TM 465 566

opened 15th Cent

owner Adnams

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opening hours:

  • 11-11 (12 Fri + sat); 12-10.30 (Sun)
(Times last updated 24/12/2008)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Explorer & Broadside

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Aldeburgh is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 23/02/2015

A 15th century pub set back from the seafront, this is one of the oldest buildings in the town.

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 Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Beer garden or other outside drinking area 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".