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).