The Cross Hands is an old posting house dating back to the 14th century. In 1981 during a blizzard the Cross Hands Hotel had an unexpected and very important guest – Queen Elizabeth II.

The Cross Hands is now owned by Greene King, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Map reference: ST 763812

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: E.A.H. De Palatiano & others (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: E.A.H. De Palatiano & others (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1903: £27.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Cross Hands include:

1856 W. Foreman

1891,1906 Thomas Limbrick Bennett

1950,1951 Miss Frances Sheppard

2003  Tony Bird (manager)

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