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Cross Keys Hotel

(3 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 4.3
  • Cleanliness 4.7
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Service 4.3
  • Location 4.3

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Cross Keys Hotel Information

Description

The Cross Keys Hotel in Chatteris is a 16th Century Coaching Inn in a pleasant Fenland Town, set between the two cathedral cities of Ely and Peterborough. Surrounded by rich farmland, known as the Covent Garden of England. Chatteris is the Gateway to the Fens. During the Medieval period, the town was dominated by Chatteris Abbey, a small Benedictine nunnery dedicated to St Mary, built in 980 by Alfwen the niece of King Edgar and one of only eight nunneries mentioned in the Domesday Book. Throughout its existence, the abbey was comparatively poor compared to other foundations, due to a lack of royal patronage and a consequent lack of tithe estates. As a result, the abbey survived the first wave of closures during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but was surrendered to the king's commissioners in 1538, by which time there were eleven nuns in residence. Later fires in 1706 and 1864 destroyed most medieval and Georgian architecture, and a large proportion of the town's listed buildings date from the Victorian period onwards. However, many of the pasture fields on the outskirts of the town have evidence of ridge and furrow farming practices, although these are under threat by current building proposals. To the north of the town runs the Forty Foot Drain, a large river also called Vermuyden's Drain, after the Dutch engineer whose name is associated with the fen drainage works of the middle of the 17th century. Several of the older buildings of the town show evidence of the Dutch architectural style. Chatteris is a market town and has possessed this designation since 1834, although an earlier market existed in the town, which was discontinued due to poor roads in 1808. A small market is still held every Friday. Following the Beeching Axe, Chatteris railway station, formerly on the St. Ives extension of the Great Eastern Railway was closed in March 1967. It is believed Samuel Pepys stayed here in September 1663, as did the wild man Oliver Reed.

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • River rafting
  • Skydiving
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Walking
  • Water activities

Accessibility

A ramp is available to access the bar and restaurant. Unfortunately there is no lift to access the first floor.

Policies

Check in: 14:00 till 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Hotel
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from Chatteris (1.0 miles)
    122 Bridge St Chatteris PE16 6RN Head south-east on Bridge St towards Medcalfe Way 0.3 mi Continue onto High St 0.2 mi At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Railway Ln 0.2 mi Turn left onto Station St Destination will be on the right 479 ft PE16 6BA

 

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