The Cross Inn was built around the 16th century and is centered in the beautiful village of Staplecross, near the ancient town of Robertsbridge. legend states that the supporting beams within the pub were part of a pair ships that sunk during the Spanish Armarda in 1588. In the early 21st century the beams were in fact carbon dated and were aged to be from the 16th century.
At the turn of the 19th century The Cross Inn consisted of three bars; The salon bar (left of bar), an off-licence ( centre of bar) and a public bar (right of bar). Today The Cross Inn is still a family run business, offering a character filled pool room, a rustic restaurant and bar, all surrounded by a large beer garden.