All posts by Christian Townsley


Butcher’s Cut: Hanger Steak

It’s been all about the veg this summer in the kitchen. From heirloom tomatoes and courgettes, to broad beans and pea shoots, British summer veg is all things light, fresh and […]


Produce of the Week: Heirloom Tomatoes

  Produce of the Week: Heirloom Tomatoes Summer has finally arrived, and we couldn’t be happier. Our beer garden has been buzzing with drinkers and diners — reading books, holding […]


Meet The Cross Keys Kitchen : Ryan

Meet Ryan Bray This week’s #xkeyskitchen blog post is a bit different; instead of food, we’re talking people (don’t worry, they’re foodie-type people) in our first ever Cross Keys kitchen staff […]

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Too drunk to hunt. Founders Brewing Co. Camping Trip

Having missed the highly anticipated, sell out, Founders beer dinner at The Cross Keys (what can I say, it fell on a ‘dry day’…) I was chuffed to bits to […]

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Meet our Suppliers: Cryer & Stott

We’re really proud to be from Yorkshire, and here at the Cross Keys Kitchen we think of ourselves as pretty darn lucky to be able to work with suppliers that share […]


Produce of the Week: Sprouting Broccoli!

  SPROUTING BROCCOLI ! Written By Jennifer Lee O’Brien @jenniferleeob, Inspiration & Guidance From Our Ace Sous-Chef Cameron Goodwin. Spring is definitely upon us. While we are buzzing with anticipation […]

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Cross Keys Kitchen Appetiser

Cross Keys Kitchen Appetiser By Jennifer Lee O’Brien and The Cross Keys Kitchen Team x For the past nine years, our team at the Cross Keys have been working to […]

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Grand Depart Route

I realise this might sound completely naive and hopelessly ambitious, but I’ve emailed a couple of the organisers asking them to re-route a tiny section of the Grand Depart… As […]