After receiving numerous accolades during his tenure at Waggon & Horses, Roy Wood, chef and creator of the famed Nottinghamshire Pie, has now taken his place at the helm of The Cross Keys.
In the small village of Upton much of its traditions have been well-preserved such as the British Horological Institute, the perpendicular 13th-century parish church of St Peter and, of course, the Cross Keys. Along with the French Horn, the 500 or so inhabitants of Upton, as well the rest of Nottinghamshire, have been visiting these pubs for years, getting a taste of history, local quality and comfort.
The Nottinghamshire Pie, made with diced chuck steak, potatoes and stilton, has been recognised all over the country, including acclaim from the BBC who described it as a ‘must try dish’ and, with Roy Wood heading the newly refurbished Cross Keys, Upton should be expecting even more visitors in the coming months.
Among the numerous accolades awarded to Roy Wood, while working at other pubs, is a feature in the Telegraph’s Top 50 Great Pubs and winning the East and West Midlands’ Great British Pub Award 2010.
Along with a range of fine ales and wines to drink, the food menu boasts the likes of Sea bream with Spinach and Lemon Risotto and dessert options including treats such as the Rhubarb and Custard Creme Brulee, as well as the Bramley Apple and Toffee Sponge.