Old Photographs

Does anyone have, or know anyone who has, any really old photographs of the Cross Keys from yesteryear which they would be happy for us to have reproduced and possibly display within the pub? If you have, please mail

Volunteering – Week Commencing 29 January

Our grateful thanks for all the time and effort which so many of you have put in to the re-decoration of the pub over the past few weeks. Your commitment has been second to none…. and with no sign of enthusiasm waning at all!

We had such an impressive turnout of volunteers this past week that huge strides were made, and we are now rapidly running out of jobs to keep everyone busy. As a result, it would be helpful if you would be kind enough to let us know what your availability is over the course of the next week – what hours you could do, if need be, and on which day(s). Please email availability to info@redgravecommunitysociety.com

From now on, due to the diminishing number of jobs which need attention, we would be grateful if volunteers would not just turn up, but wait to be contacted.


The Redgrave Community Society Management Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of a Management Couple for the Cross Keys. Miss Georgina Earland will be joining as General Manager, and Miss Naomi Miller-Howard as the Chef.  Georgina and Naomi have worked together for several years at the prestigious four star Pelham House Hotel in Lewes, Sussex.

Prior to Pelham House, Georgina was a trainee general manager for the Nelson Coffee Company.  She joins us with a wealth of experience in the co-ordination of events, as well as front of house, and bar and cellar management experience.

Prior to Pelham House Hotel, Naomi was previously head chef at Revolución de Cuba and prior to that, a private senior chef for the NAAFI in Germany, cooking for high profile functions including visiting royalty and German diplomats.

We now look forward to enjoying their undoubted professionalism and expertise here at the Cross Keys and wish them a warm welcome.  They will commence employment on Monday 22nd January to help with the planning and preparation of the Cross Keys prior to its opening.

Further details on the official opening will be advertised in due course.


Following a long wait since originally submitting our request for “Advance Assurance” to HMRC that 30% tax relief may be claimed by tax paying investors on their shares or loan stock for the purchase of the Cross Keys, we have just received their approval!

This positive news means that, once the Cross Keys has been trading for four months, we can apply for the paperwork so all tax paying investors will be able to reclaim 30% of the sum they invested off their tax liability for the year.

Nothing needs to be done at this stage: Redgrave Community Society Limited will issue investors with the relevant paperwork for submission to HMRC in due course.


Prior to the downstairs refurbishment, there will be a low-key open evening to celebrate the purchase of the Cross Keys with a limited licensed bar.
Date: Saturday 23rd December
Time: 5:00pm – 11.30pm

Hoping to see you there at some stage during the evening for a celebratory Christmas drink!