About the team

alison&steve

Alison and Steve

Pubs and ales are what Steve does best – and he has a long history of running successful pubs, including, amongst others, The Old Coach House in Southwell where he reached the final of the National Pub of the Year.  More recently, with his partner Alison, he ran The Hearty Goodfellow in Southwell, where they were awarded the Newark Pub of the Year.

Steve, you could say, is steeped in beer.  In addition to his role as landlord at The Cross Keys, he is chief brewer at Mallard Brewery, located at nearby Maythorne, and is responsible for the creation and production of a range of ‘quacking good ales’, many of which can be sampled at the ‘Keys’.

Both Alison and Steve love the conviviality of pub life and enjoy greeting customers, sharing conversations with them and making them feel welcome and comfortable.

Franck

Franck Morisseau – Head Chef

Born in the Vendee in France where he trained as a chef, Franck Morisseau has a passion for all food but has a particular love for fish.  He brings Gallic flair to the ‘Keys’ kitchen and takes great pride in every dish that he serves.  He is already establishing a great reputation at the ‘Keys’, particularly for his fish dishes.

Franck has worked at some great venues prior to joining the ‘Keys’ including The Stage Hotel in Leicester, Swans Hotel in West Bridgford and the Exeter Arms in (Derby).