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The Kings Head Information


This boutique property has all the essentials for an unforgettable getaway and is brand new for 2021 having undergone an extensive renovation. The Kings Head is a short walk from the village's pubs, restaurants and quaint shopping areas of Great Baddow. We have an enormous outdoor hot tub, an intimate private bar and a full soundproofed karaoke room to sing your hearts out in! For great nightlife, we are minutes from the bars, nightclubs and music venues of Chelmsford. From deluxe dressing gowns and enormous fluffy towels, The Kings Head provides guests the perfect getting ready base. Whether you are together in the Vanity Room or in your Bridal Bedroom with ensuite, special moments will be made. Time spent together as family is precious. The kitchen and social space will be at the heart of your stay. We have a beautiful garden with outdoor dining and a BBQ area. Dining options range from self catering, through to fully catered. For companies looking to host corporate events or residential training courses, The Kings Head has the most up to date ICT equipment and multiple break out spaces for team activities. We are incredibly excited to host your stay at The Kings Head in a way that we know will make it truly memorable for you. Book direct for the best promotional rates at www.essexstays.com

Essex Stays is a luxury homestay experience. Starting from 'accommodation only' you and your guests can choose from as many (or as few!) additions as you wish. We also have our Make it Special menu, which may be of interest, options include: Cocktail Soiree (perfect for early evening!) - £20 per person. Package includes; - includes a Party Host to make and serve cocktails - 2 hours free flowing cocktails - choose 3-4 options (Pornstar Martini, Espresso Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri, Mojito, Pink Gin Fizz, others available on request) - Host will set up and tidy up - price is inclusive of all ingredients, including ice and garnishes Grazing Table - £20 per person (minimum 10 people). Package includes; - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or evening buffet, sweet platter with cakes, pastries, chocolate and strawberries/fruit. - can be any theme, Italian, Greek, Mexican for example - options can be adjusted, please ask for requests and we will be happy to adapt the menu Additional options and personalisation available on request.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals
  • Wrapped breakfast
  • Wrapped lunch
  • Wrapped dinner


  • Air conditioning
  • Shuttle service
  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Beauty or spa facilities
  • Books, DVD, games
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Laundry
  • Personal chef
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Newspaper service
  • Transport service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Ice machine
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • 24 hour security
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet bowls
  • Hypoallergenic rooms/units
  • Game room
  • Massage services
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Sun terrace
  • CCTV outside property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Grocery shopping service


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Private parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • American breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Italian breakfast
  • Asian breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Danish basket
  • Half-board
  • All-inclusive
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • Kosher options
  • Halal options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Canoeing
  • Fine dining
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting
  • Entertainment
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Group parties
  • Murder mystery
  • Pampering
  • Pub crawl
  • Team building


  • Check in
    15:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
  • Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours between 22:00 and 08:00
Booking Terms and Conditions


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Air from London Southend Airport (18.0 miles)
    An incredibly short 30 minute drive from Southend Airport to The Kings Head.
  • Air from London Stansted Airport (20.0 miles)

    An incredibly short 35 minute drive from Stansted Airport to The Kings Head.

  • Air from London Gatwick Airport (62.0 miles)

    Approximately 1 hour 20 minute drive from Gatwick Airport to The Kings Head

  • Air from London Heathrow (70.0 miles)

    Approximately 1 hour 20 minute drive from Heathrow Airport to The Kings Head.

  • Road from Taxi Rank (2.8 miles)

    Approximately 5 minute taxi journey from Chelmsford Train and Bus Station in the City Centre. 

  • Bus from Chelmsford Bus Station (2.8 miles)
    Number 57 or 36 bus will take guests to bus stops less than 100m from The Kings Head.
  • Train from Chelmsford Train Station (2.8 miles)

    Chelmsford Train Station benefits from high speed train connections from London

    Stratford to Chelmsford (24 minutes)

    London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford (34 minutes

  • Air from Luton Airport (60.0 miles)
    Approximately 1 hour 15 minute drive from Heathrow Airport to The Kings Head.

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