The Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn was bought from Admiral Taverns by a developer in October 2013.  He submitted a series of four planning applications to Shropshire Council between December 2013 and July 2015 for housing within and surrounding the Inn, but all were refused, including at appeal.

Whilst this was going on, the ancient history and the heritage importance of the building became apparent, and the Parish Council registered the Inn as an 'Asset of Community Value', the Inn was listed as Grade II and the centre of Kinnerley was designated as a Conservation Area.  Attempts by the community to raise funds to buy the Inn were unsuccessful.  

In October 2015, the Inn was bought from the developer by a local businessman.  His planning application of December 2016 for extensions, alterations and improvements to the Inn was passed in July 2017.

A community group call the Cross Keys Action Committee was formed with a clear aim to help preserve The Cross Keys Inn for the community, and to run it as a pub and community centre.  In the end, its attempts to raise funds and to lease the Inn from the owner failed, and the group has been wound up.