Local twins Alex and Oliver Burnside have always lived and worked on the Suffolk Coast. Alex, previously of the Regatta Restaurant in Aldeburgh, works as the front of house manager and head chef Oliver has enhanced his cooking skills at the Regatta and more recently at the Crown and Castle in Orford.
Both brothers are passionate about their specific areas of expertise – Oliver loves to create tempting menus, using delicious, seasonal produce from his local suppliers and Alex enjoys providing customers with a warm welcome, excellent customer service and also knowledge of the wide range of wine, local ales and other drinks available.
The Snape Maltings
At full industrial use, the Snape Maltings grew to some seven acres of buildings and was one of the largest flat floor maltings in the country. In 1965, after 120 years, the malting of barley ceased. George Gooderham bought the maltings and a new era began with the gradual conversion of the Victorian buildings. The first development was the now world-class concert hall. Over the 40 years, Snape Maltings has developed a range of offerings and revitalised the old granaries into a leading destination on the beautiful and picturesque Suffolk Heritage Coast.
The Golden Key
The Golden Key is a relaxed cottage-style dining pub dating back to the 1600’s, just tucked away from the main road through the beautiful village of Snape. Alex and Oliver Burnside took over the running of The ‘Key’ in July 2017 and strive to offer their customers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, exceptional service and traditional ‘pub’ dishes done well. We believe in celebrating local, seasonal produce and playing a central role in the local community.
The Golden Key is packed full of original character, beams, open fires and quirky details which make it a fantastic pub to visit, any time of the year. With three ensuite rooms, two situated above the premises (one of them being dog friendly) and one to the side of the building, also ensuite, we’re also the perfect place to stay that’s conveniently located to nearby Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Orford, Framlingham and Woodbridge.