Sunday, 14 July 2013
The King's Head
The King's Head is situated on the edge of the village square and is traditionally the seafarers pub. In the past Tollesbury had six pubs but they have gradually disappeared, with The Hope being knocked down a couple of years ago :( but the King's Head is a lovely village pub with good beer and friendly landlords. I tend to use the sailing club these days but occasionally I venture up to the village and enjoy a bevy with my boys as it is more their local now. Last year Sam Rigby was asked to restore the pub sign. While it was down he put up a spoof sign showing Bradley Wiggins sitting on a throne which created quite a lot of interest in the local media, we even had the BBC covering the story! When it was time for good old Henry Vlll to take back his rightful place, the Bradley sign was sold at auction which was staged in the car park of the King's Head. It raised £350 for the Essex air ambulance (£3500 was raised in total that day). Here are the two signs, which do you prefer? Perhaps Bradley should have stayed or perhaps we should have Andy Murray up there now!