Bath & Borders

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Cross Keys

20 High Street
Rode
BA11 6NZ
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Opening times: Mon 17:30-23:00; Tue–Thu 12:00-14:30, 17:30-23:00; Fri 12:00-14:30, 17:30-23:30; Sat 12:00-23:30; Sun 12:00-22:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Reopened in 2004 after 10 years of closure, this was originally the brewery tap for the long-closed Fussell's brewery, and, more latterly, a Bass depot. Sympathetically restored, it has succeeded in bringing back a strong village trade. A passageway, featuring a deep well, links the two bars. There is also a large restaurant. The two changing beers can come from almost anywhere, encompassing major brands like London Pride, but also breweries otherwise unknown in the area, such as Red Squirrel from Hertfordshire, or the Liverpool Craft Brewing Company or Tyne Bank. Look out for the fascinating clock mechanism in the restaurant. There are three camp sites within a couple of miles: Burrow Farm (on way to the Mill pub) being the nearest, then Lower Chatley Farm at Woolverton and Vagg's Hill Farm (on a minor road to Farleigh Hungerford).