The Cross Keys, Rode, Somerset   1 comment

cross keys rode sign

The trip to the Cross Keys from the Red Lion was blessedly short if a bit muddy.  In fact, it was a bit too short as I arrived there 5 minutes before opening time.  I walked a bit of the village then came back when I knew I could enter, removed the muddy shoes, and ordered up a Thatcher’s Cheddar valley–an unusually dry and orange coloured cider with almost no sweetness and a bitter aftertaste of malic acid (quite a contrast to the bog-standard Thatcher’s I had just finished).

cross keys rode cider

The house is old and serves as an inn more so than a pub (from the looks of things).  The kitchen appeared to be larger than the public bar and smelled wonderful (at least compared to my mud and cow shite coated shoes and, frankly, self).

cross keys rode

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