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The Cross Keys, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Colourful 19th Century architecture along the monumental Suffolk Coast. The Cross Keys at Aldeburgh provides an advantageous hub for exciting days to the sea, or cosy afternoons beside the roaring fireplace.

The Cross Keys, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The Bell Inn, Crabbe St, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BN, 01539 888025, Visit Website

Dating back from 1540, The Cross Keys lies at the heart of the colourful seaside town of Aldeburgh. This classic pub features original 19th Century highlights and a splash of coastal-chic furnishings. Being situated at the heart of the Suffolk Coast, An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cross Keys boasts sublime views and picturesque walks surrounding this pretty coastal town.

After their recent refurbishment, The Cross Keys have perfected their three boutique bedrooms.  The tasteful refurbishment has maintained the enchanting essence of the 19th Century era through exposed wooden beams, slanted roofs and original fireplaces.

The Adnams supported bar provides an extensive array of their famous, own brand cask and keg beers, spirits and wines for guests to choose from. The Cross Keys boast a variety of notoriously tasty, British menus to choose between with their Lunch Menu running from 12pm – 3pm and their Dinner Menu running from 6pm – 9pm, allowing you to explore the gorgeous scenery surrounding the heart of Aldeburgh in between.

  • Coastal Location
  • Three Boutique Bedrooms
  • Adnams Beer And Ale
  • Dog Friendly Bar Area
  • Sea Views
  • Log Fires
From £90

The local area

Aldeburgh is a colourful, old English town along the beach front of the North Sea and along the River Alde. Quintessentially British beach huts line the iconic pebble beaches; providing an array of freshly caught fish to purchase. Thanks to Benjamin Britten; the founder of Aldeburgh Festival, this little seaside town has become a world-renowned, iconic location for a quick rendezvous to the beach. Despite the smaller size of Aldeburgh, there are an abundance of places to explore and things to do within the town and surrounding countryside. Nestled along the Suffolk Coast, Aldeburgh occupies an incredible spot within this Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Filled with Balamory-themed buildings; antique, book shops and clothing boutiques line the colourful streets of Aldeburgh with The Cross Keys conveniently placed at the heart. If you fancy learning the history surrounding this seaside town, The Martello Tower is one of the most historic landmarks within the area, dating back to 1808, this incredible tower is the largest of the 103 English defence towers built to resist the looming Napoleonic invasion.


  • The three bedrooms are not dog friendly and dogs will only be allowed within the bar and restaurant areas.
  • No private car park available, the closest public car parking facilities however, are less than 30 steps away.
  • Extra beds are available for children under 16 years of age.


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