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. 

Buckley's Kitchen

The Red Room

The Barn

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March 4th JP & The Razors                                                    
Way back in the early ‘naughties’ they were just another good time bar band mixing country, folk and rock n roll together in the pubs and clubs. They were then a 4 piece outfit called ‘Jonny and the Razors’! fROOTS writer Si Jones diversely compared them to The Pogues, The Faces, Lindesfarne and Squeeze! But then went on to say that they were ‘A bunch of free thinkers who played for the hell of it and entertained royally into the bargain’
It took a couple more years for front man JP. Slidewell to rediscover his song writing boots, but by the mid naughties they were a full on Alt. Country rock band just called ‘The Razors’ playing the likes of The Borderline and The Greyhound in the big smoke, and the likes of The Musician and The Railway further afield. They also played The Britons Protection Festival and started to get noticed more as an ‘Americana’ act. By now they were a trio of JP on guitar and vocals, Ben Jackson (ex Good Sons) on the drums and Jo Farinna on bass guitar. They were also featured on the Corporate State/fivelive CD ‘The best style is the style you don’t notice’ along with the likes of Maddison, Claire Mooney and Pete Morton.
Then after a triumphant return gig at The Brits Protection, the label folded and the band split! Until now! They are back ready to play anytime, anywhere, any place! Due to contractual reasons they are now called ‘JP and the Razors’ but they are still the same cool groovy bar room rockin’ Alt. country band they always were – just better! JP Slidewell: Guitar, Vocals & Harmonica. Dave Robbo Roberts: Bass Guitar and Stuart Arthur Wright: Drums. Book em and have some fun! x

See you there as usual 8:30pm

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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

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