Blue Lion Pub Up For Sale

February 2014
The lease for the Blue Lion pub in Tabors Hill, Great Baddow is up for sale. The pub is owned by Punch Taverns and has been run by current landlords Dave and Ann Heelis for 8 years.

The Punch Taverns website states that the new tenants will be required to pay 'ingoings' of £76,550. On top of that the rent is £35,506 per annum.

Rumour has it that the Blue Lion will be transformed into another Indian restaurant -  the 3rd for the village.

Wash Out For Football At Baddow Rec

February 2014
Many parts of the UK have had their wettest January since records began over 250 years ago with parts of the west country such as Somerset suffering severe flooding. Whilst Great Baddow has not benn affected as badly, the rainfall has still been significant.

The football pitches at Great Baddow recreation ground (photo above) have been waterlogged for several weeks now with not a ball kicked since mid December 2013.