Welcome to the Cross Keys Hotel Chatteris

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12-16 Market Hill Chatteris Cambridgeshire PE16 6BA

01354 692644

01354 693036



Welcome to the Cross Keys Hotel, a family run independent business in the centre of Chatteris.

We pride ourselves in a traditional approach and maintain a heraldic and 'Olde Worldly' look and feel with artefacts, artwork and even armour on display.

You can also book  rooms online or direct by calling 01354 693036 or 692644.


The Cross Keys Hotel in Chatteris was believed to be a 16th Century Coaching Inn in a pleasant Fenland Town, set between the two cathedral cities of Ely and Peterborough and has 12 rooms, 10 en-suite, a Public Bar and a fully functioning Restaurant with a full-time Chef. We welcome families and dogs (though please note dogs are only allowed in the bar due to Food Hygiene Standards).

When we say 'believed to be' that was until we learned of the 'Geoffrey De Runcey Chronicles c.1379' where Geoffrey De Runcey appears to have been sent by the Bury Priory to spread the news of the death of the High Abbott of Bury around the Benedictine monasteries of East Anglia, in the process coming into contact with many walks of life in the 14th Century.  This is very similar to the work of Geoffrey Chaucer (1340's - 1400), best known for his 'Canterbury Tales'.

As for Chatteris, we also have sourced an historical reference as "Chatteris is reputed to have been the last refuge of Boudica as she fled from the Romans (AD 61)." [Source:]

Geoffrey De Runcey Chronicles c.1379 and The Cross Keys Chatteris

In the translation of his Scroll 21, ‘Wintere’, he wrote;

"In Chatteris, I was forced to stay in a disreputable inn displaying on its wall the sign of Peter and Paul. A fire of great warmth burned in the inn and my room had a view over the church opposite. My bed was made of reeds and feathers, and I sneezed day and night for several hours. The lady of the house, a many assetted [Sic] woman, assumed that I had caught a fever in the cold."

We believe this to be a reference to what we now know as Room 5 at The Cross Keys Hotel.

Why The Cross Keys Chatteris suits your needs

The Cross Keys Hotel is ideally suited for venues as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Wakes (as we are just across the road from St. Peter and St. Paul's Church), Birthday Parties, and formal Conference Meetings. We have an impressive function room with a private patio area and two other very discrete smaller rooms where privacy is a key issue for businesses conducting neutral HR matters and Job Interviews, etc.

We have excellent Wi-Fi and can offer an LED Projector and 50" monitors for formal presentations, as well as Bluetooth Music facilities and a PA Sound System with (if necessary) a supporting Sound to Light System for more informal functions.

Teas/ Coffees, Hot and Cold Buffet service is available.

Surrounded by rich farmland, and known as the Covent Garden of England, Chatteris is the Gateway to the Fens, a flat waterway system.
It is believed Samuel Pepys stayed here in September 1663, as did Oliver Reed in 1982. The Cross Keys therefore lends itself to a perfect position for anybody wishing to bird watch, cycle, even sky dive as we are 10/15 minutes away from the North London Sky Diving Centre (just off the A141 to March).

The Cross Keys Hotel in Chatteris is also on the convergence point of three Ley Lines, one being through Stonehenge itself. David & Rebecca Leaning look forward to seeing you.

What our customers are saying...

"Such a magical place to stay - the high four-poster bed made me feel like royalty and the hotel has so much history, with something different and quirky to see everywhere you look! The floors are uneven, giving you a real sense of the age of the place, and the decor is in keeping, with great attention to detail in the room, corridors and public rooms downstairs. Bottles of water by the side of the bed are a welcome touch, there are biscuits with the tea and coffee and complimentary toiletries. The little breakfast room is lined with bookshelves, filled with a fabulously eclectic mix of books, so you'll never be short of something to read. My cooked breakfast was hot, fresh and tasty, and all the staff I spoke to were friendly and helpful. This was my second stay here, and I will definitely return next time I'm in the area."

Samantha S, London


The Cross Keys

Driving Directions to the Cross Keys Hotel from Market Hill (Front Aspect)