The Kings Head

The Kings Head

The Kings Head is a small one room pub with a large, walled garden at the rear. They serve standard pub food, with cheese ploughmans, jacket potatoes, sandwiches etc. They also have live music on Saturday nights.

The Kings Head is one of the oldest pubs in Great Baddow, possibly the oldest. It dates back to 1615 when it was previously called The Naked Boy. It was always a popular place for travellers to stop en route to Maldon or Southend from Chelmsford.

  • 49 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7DN
  • Tel: 07514 880833


According to records from Seax – Essex Archives Online, the Deeds of King’s Head (formerly the Naked Boy), Great Baddow cover the time from 1615 to 1845.

Opening Times

  • Monday – 11am to 1am
  • Tuesday – 11am to 1am
  • Wednesday – 11am to 1am
  • Thursday – 11am to 1am
  • Friday – 11am to 2am
  • Saturday – 11am to 2am
  • Sunday – 11am to 1am

  5 comments for “The Kings Head

  1. mitch
    June 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    In the celler there is an old bricked up wall that used to run to the church. The reason it was called the naked boy was due to the childern running from the church back in the hay days.

    • Jon
      June 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Where did you learn that Mitch? Sounds interesting, if a little bizarre.

      • Toni
        May 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

        I am the new Manageress now and the bricked up door way is in the cellar. If any 1 can tell me other information I would love to now. We do have what I believe is a ghost, so if any one would like to come and find it, I would love that

  2. Jon
    May 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Strange, although I am sure that the stories of tunnels between a pub and the church were those from the White Horse, although no tunnels have ever been found.

    A ghost? Tell us more!

  3. David Carter
    November 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Pub has changed hands again recently.

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