We are an award winning real ale country pub in the heart of Somerset, situated at the crossroads of the A37 and A3153 in the village of Lydford-on- Fosse, between the small market towns of Castle Cary and Somerton. Give us a try and sample great real ale, good wine and food in a relaxed country pub atmosphere.


We pride ourselves on being a traditional English pub, with ale poured straight from the barrel. Our food has won a silver and gold medal in the TASTE OF THE WEST competition.

Our aim is to cook good traditional pub food with a regularly changing and creative menu. We make the most of fresh local produce and our chefs devise a daily specials menu with this in mind.



We don’t have slot machines with flashing lights, no jukebox, no pool table and above all no television - just open fires, a comfy sofas and a relaxed comfortable environment where all are welcome. Come and stay and enjoy one of our 6 ensuite luxury bedrooms, this year we were fortunate to achieve a 4 star AA rating.. Alternatively camp in our 2 acre campsite We have full facilities for motor homes with electric hook ups, shower and toilet block and waste disposal area.


Our aim is make the Cross Keys inn a focal point for the local community. A meeting place for clubs, groups and businesses to enjoy an informal get together, breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, dinner or evening entertainment.



We host regular live music events for a variety of tastes, from traditional jazz to folk and rock. We also welcome any piano players who can get a good tune from our old upright piano in the real ale bar.

This year we were fortunate to achieve a 4star AA rating.


We hope you will visit and enjoy our very pleasant surroundings.