Kings Head Pub Set To Re-Open

November 2012

After undergoing a refurbishment the Kings Head pub in Maldon Road is set to re-open on December 1st.

Local businessman Gary Jackson and partner - who run the security company Precreate Security from premises in the High Street, Great Baddow - have taken over the pub.

When asked about his plans for the Kings Head, Gary said, "The ultimate aim is a clean and relaxing pub that's popular with the younger crowd and fast and affordable working lunches, with a great atmosphere for the sports events and reasonably priced classic pub food such as burgers, nachos and salads. We will also have free WI-FI in case the customers want to work with their pint of beer.

We will introduce a 30 minute menu which will be designed and trained into our staff by a well known and very popular local chef who has played a massive part in the success of restaurants and golf courses across Essex.  This will be canvassed and advertised into all local businesses and homes.
The first area of the bar will include 3 x screens for the sport action. We will be showing premier league matches and big boxing fights.  This will also include a large modern jukebox which we have found is a big hit and draw for a younger crowd. This is a must to build the atmosphere we want to maintain and simply plays on repeat if no songs are requested. We will be installing a pool table and a modern £70.00 jackpot fruit machine.

The second area will be a comfortable seating area with sofas and padded chairs and tables to ensure the customers are made to feel welcome and relaxed while inside the venue.

The next step will be the installation of a bottle bar in the garden...... but that’s next year!"

Good luck to Gary and the Kings Head!

Great Baddow's Master Tailor

November 2012

 (Terrence Hill Bespoke Tailors in Maldon Road)

There are now very few places where you can have a handmade suit, cut, fitted and tailored by a Master Tailor. A Master Tailor with over 40 years experience and a Saville Row apprentice - but you can in Great Baddow. Look no further than Terrence Hill Bespoke Tailors in Maldon Road.

Terry runs his business with son Matt and provides a wide range of services including handmade bespoke suits, made to measure custom tailored suits, made to measure shirts, and evening wear and traditional wedding attire for hire.

Contact details: Terrence Hill, 63 Maldon Road, Great Baddow CM2 7DN  tel: 01245  471193

Christmas Re-Open For Great Baddow Pub?

November 2012

(Workmen repaint the Kings Head pub)

The Kings Head pub in Maldon Road, Great Baddow is currently being re-decorated and could be re-opened before Christmas. It is owned by Enterprise Inns who have stated that the pub is 'Under Offer'.

The once popular Kings Head closed down earlier this summer when previous tenants were unable to attract enough customers to keep their business afloat - a problem that is widespread for pubs throughout the UK.

LATEST UPDATE: The Kings Head pub will re-open on Saturday, December 1st. 
(Watch this space for further details)

Strong Start To Season For Great Baddow F.C.

November 2012

 (Great Baddow F.C. - 1st Team and Reserves 2012/13)

The new football season is now well underway and both the 1st team and the Reserves have started brightly. The 1st team play in the Premier Division of the Mid-Essex League and are hoping to retain the league title they won last season.

The Reserves play in Division 4 and are also looking to challenge for honours. They are so far unbeaten this season. To follow Great Baddow F.C. go to

Autumn Scenes In Great Baddow

November 2012

The tree lined scene in Chelmerton Avenue, Great Baddow takes on a entirely different look when the branches have been cut.

A foggy morning in November on the footpath in the Recreation Ground (behind the gardens of Chelmerton Avenue).