Great Baddow Pub Seeks New Tenants

July 2012

The Kings Head pub in Maldon Road has closed down again and is seeking new tenants to take over this once popular establishment.

Long time landlords Dave and Sally Trigg ran the pub for 17 years before leaving in September 2009 to move to Fuerteventura in The Canary Islands. Since then there have been several tenants and the pub is once again available to lease from owners, Enterprise Inns.

The Kings Head is advertised as ".... an attractive, traditionally decorated 16th Century pub located in the heart of the village of Great Baddow. It has great facilities internally and externally and attracts both locals to the pub and trade from surrounding villages. Enterprise seeks an experienced Publican to ensure its full potential is reached."

The introductory rent is £5,200 per year (£100 per week) - but Enterprise are aiming for the business to be able to sustain a rent of £19,500 per annum. The estimated cost of fixture and fittings is £15,850 (ex VAT) and the ingoing funds required are £8,750 (ex VAT) for stock and glassware.

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Great Baddow Chef For England Team

June 2012

Great Baddow resident Tim De'Ath is playing a bigger part than most football fans in the England team's bid for glory in Euro 2012.

He is the England team's head chef and has taken over the kitchen at the team's five star hotel in Krakow, Poland. With the help of eight polish chefs, he is in charge of creating a huge selection of nutritional meals for the England players. Tim was originally appointed heaf chef of the England team prior to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

After the Euro 2012 tournament he will return to his post as head chef at West Ham, a position he has held for 12 years.

Tim is no stranger to the rich and famous. He previously worked in the film industry and has served meals for an array of Hollywood stars including Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo Di Caprio, Wesley Snipes, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Dreyfuss, Sigourney Weaver and many more.