The Pevsner Architectural Guide dates this grade II listed building as being
‘mid 1760s’. In 1770, the ‘public house known by the sign of the cross keys’ was adverti sed for sale in the York
Courant newspaper. In 1889, the Beverley Guardian reported that The Cross Keys Hotel had a commercial room,
four bedrooms and domesti c quarters (with cellars below), plus seven fi rst-fl oor bedrooms. There was also stabling
for 20 horses, with room for another 30 in adjoining stables.