The Cross Keys, 148 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5DT 

Public House and Bed and Breakfast

The Pub.


The Cross Keys aims to be a welcoming, friendly place to spend time and meet friends, be they old or new.


We serve a changing range of 3 real ales, draught Fosters, Becks Vier, Carling and Kronenbourg, Strongbow, regular and extra cold Guinness; a changing range of bottled lagers and ciders, a comprehensive range of spirits, frequent cocktail promotions and a fantastic menu of shots. We also offer a range of fruit juices and soft drinks, are happy to give you a free glass of tap water, and serve fair trade tea coffee and hot chocolate.


We are a popular venue in Abingdon for watching televised sport with a great atmosphere and free chips or roasties at half time during most matches. We love our sports and show everything (cricket, rugby, darts, boxing, racing etc.) not just premiership football. We have Sky Sports & ESPN and with 3 digiboxes and 7 tvs we have the ability to show more than one match at a time, so as a rule if it's on the telly, it's on at The Keys!


We have a fantastic digital jukebox, have live music and themed DJ nights most Saturdays (e.g. Regular live bands, Soul Night, Ska, punk and new wave, Seventies Night with DJ 'V' and 'School Disco').

We have the daily papers, a 50p play pool table, two darts boards and playing cards and board games to borrow from the bar. We are also an Official Book Crossing Zone.


We support 6 darts teams, 4 pool teams, 2 Aunt Sally teams and a football team and hold several charity fundraising events during the year, including the celebration of International talk Like a Pirate Day.

To the rear of the pub there is a 7 space carpark for customers, a heated smoking shelter and a pleasant planted patio for outdoor drinking.


The Cross Keys....we've got it going on!!!!


Opening hours



We open at 5pm and close around 11:30pm.



We open at 4pm and close between midnight and 2am, depending on what's going on.



We open at 12 noon and close between midnight and 2am, depending on what's going on.


Our opening hours may be extended for special events. For example, we are open at noon during The Cheltenham Festival and during the Test matches.



Party? Gig?


Come and talk to Roland or ring us on

01235 521738