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
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)