Vineyards 'Eyesore' Set For Demolition

November 2009

Great Baddow's ugliest building is, at last, going to be demolished. Marrable House, better known as the old post office building at the Vineyards, Great Baddow, has been empty for many years and was voted one of the ugliest buildings in the country in a survey carried out at the turn of the millennium.

Developers Rubicon West, who own the entire Vineyards complex, are going to replace the building with 60 retirement homes as part of a £10 million project.

Kings Head Pub Re-Opens

October 2009

The Kings Head pub in Maldon Road, Great Baddow has re-opened after an extensive re-furbishment.


The 'Kings Head' signs outside the pub are that of Edward I, also known as Edward Longshanks. He was the first son of Henry III and reigned as King of England from 1272 to 1307.

Longshanks famously battled with the Scots, led by William Wallace (come on ..everyone's seen the film 'Braveheart').

The bar has been completely re-vamped.

The interior has been re-designed whilst keeping the original features such as the beams and the fireplaces. The carpet has been replaced with a wooden floor.

Businessmen Eddy Garty, Neal Green and Dom Pearce have taken on the lease at the Kings Head which is owned by the Enterprise Inns pub chain. Previous landlords Dave and Sally Trigg have moved abroad to Fuerteventura (Canary Islands).

Trevor 'transfers' to another Great Baddow Pub

October 2009 

Popular 'ex' White Horse pub manager Trevor Bone has recently moved up the road and taken over as landlord of the Beehive pub, Great Baddow. Good luck Trevor!

Refurbishment Underway At Great Baddow Pub

October 2009

There's been a great deal of activity at the King's Head pub in the past few weeks. Workmen have been busy refurbishing the place from top to bottom (the colour of the exterior has already changed from yellow to a light blue).

Businessmen Eddy Garty, Neal Green and Dom Pearce have taken on the lease at the Great Baddow pub. The 'new look' Kings Head is set to open later this month.

Two of the skips used on the refurbishment (your carpet's in there somewhere Lou!)

Great Baddow Community Association - Sky Sports and ESPN!

October 2009

Great Baddow Club is currently the only venue in Great Baddow to be showing football on the new ESPN channel (the company that took over from Sentanta when they went bust). They, of course, have Sky Sports as well.

The place was packed to watch a great game on Saturday when Man U snatched a 2-2 draw against Sunderand in the dying seconds of the game!

Kings Head Couple Say 'Goodbye'

September 2009

Dave and Sally Trigg served their last drinks at the Kings Head pub on Thursday 10th September 2009. After 17 years at the Great Baddow pub they have sold up and have moved abroad to the island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). They have owned a property there for several years but until now have used it only as a holiday home.

Many of their regular customers joined them on their last night to bid them farewell.