Folk Music for all

Welcome to the Cross Keys Inn Folk Club

Built in 1745 in the heart of Saddleworth lies the 'Cross Keys Inn'. It is situated on the old Marsden Packhorse route and first opened as a Tavern in 1753. (Some believe that Jim was actually first at the bar on opening night!)

The Inn is host to one of the longest running Folk Clubs in the North West of England and is hosted by Jim Schofield. We meet every Wednesday evening in the much acclaimed "Buckley's Kitchen", a small intimate room with a stone flagged floor and a big, ancient cooking range. The club is regularly visited by artists from home and abroad who never fail to entertain. Why not come along for an evening of good music and entertainment, we are quite sure you will not be dissapointed. 



Dave, Sharon, Becks & Craig 


their recent aquisition of the


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Wow! Bakerfield put on a great performance tonight to a comfortably packed audience in the Barn. A host of instruments kept us entertained. There was Harmonica, mandola and Guitar from Pete and Double Bass, Guitar, Banjo, Ukelele from Loraine. Both accomplished vocalists were superb. Loraine and Pete clearly are at one with their music. Not to be missed next time around.

This week July 30th we have a local duo from Royton who go by the name of 
Es & Chris Chorlton

They sing songs from the English and Irish tradition accompanied by Es on guitar and featuring distinctive harmonies from Chris.  They also have a store of trade union songs from their years of activism in the labour movement and have been known to throw in the odd ageing hippie tune too.

Don't miss out on what looks to be a good evening.

As usual, see you there 8:30 Pm.


Road Diversion Information

The road up to the Cross Keys, Church Road is closed for the next six weeks (sewers being replaced). There are diversion signs from the end of Shaw Hall Bank Road Greenfield which send you along Chew Valley Road past Tescos then left up Kinders Lane and along Gelfield Lane. The signs are well placed but you may need a little more time to get there.

You can also get there from Diggle taking the road opposite the Hanging Gate Pub this will bring you to the Cross keys from the other side.

If you are not sure my phone no 07740697257.



Cross Keys Inn

Our hosts, Dave, Sharon, Becks and Craig would like to welcome you to their traditional country pub and join them for a warm welcome, great atmosphere, fine cask ales and traditional       freshly prepared home cooked food.   

We have several rooms throughout the pub which can be dined in or booked for any occasion, we have a large beer garden to the rear and children's play area.  We also have a large covered terrace and outside seating to the front.

Opening times:

Our hours of food service are:

Monday - Friday  12:00 to 14:30 and 17:30 to 20:30

Saturday            12:00 to 20:30

Sunday              12:00 to 19:30

Meet the Crew

Congratulations is in order for we have a new Crew.

We wish our new Landlords's and Landladies every bit of good fortune for the future.

Watch this space.


Web Site prepared by George Pilch 2011. All Rights Reserved.