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The Kings Head Information


What's included: When booking a Staycation at The Kings Head, your group will have Exclusive Use of the venue and its facilities. Sleeping 14 in the main venue across multiple bedrooms (including a ground floor master ensuite bedroom) and with extra capacity for +6 glamping in the garden (additional cost, see below 'Make it Special' extras), a total of 20 can be accommodated. Essex Stays at The Kings Head Guests have full access to; - vast social, cooking and dining space (previously the pub), including a fully-kitted kitchen - private cocktail bar, next to the main venue - Lucky Voice karaoke/disco room, next to the main venue - huge outdoor hot tub (big enough for the whole group) - luxury dining igloo and decked BBQ hosting space with bar stools - large lawned garden with decking, sun-loungers, sofas, additional dining Throughout a Staycation at The Kings Head, Guests have use of spa dressing gowns and slippers, luxury hotel amenities, complimentary Nespresso/tea/coffee making facilities and biscuits, and a range of popular breakfast cereals. The venue has Sonos (sound system) to all social spaces inside the venue, easily connected to by our Guest wifi network. There is parking for 10 vehicles. Located in Great Baddow, a quaint village on the outskirts of Chelmsford, with pubs, restaurants, shops and amenities all within 2-3minutes walk, but also just 5 minutes by car to the vibrant City centre of Chelmsford with fast train links to London (35minutes). Bookings are subject to a minimum stay of two nights at weekends. One night bookings are accepted for very limited date(s), or where there is remaining late-availability, 4 weeks prior. Check out 'Essex Stays at The Kings Head' online to read our 5* Guest reviews. We make every Staycation absolutely amazing for our Guests (see reviews), as such do not hesitate to ask any specific questions you have, however small, before booking. Email bookings@essexstays.com Love Emma and James, Venue Owners x

Essex Stays at The Kings Head

"Make it Special Extras" We have a variety of optional packages, to make Staycations at The Kings Head that extra bit special. Please be aware extra packages are 'subject to availability' and it is recommended to book as far in advance as possible. Options include, but are not limited to; Venue Decor & Arrival Package Two Hour Cocktail Soiree Private Dining Experience Make it Special BBQ Host Luxury Glamping Experience Extended Sunday Check Out (4pm) Private Parties and Additional Day Guests: Essex Stays welcomes hosting larger private parties and additional day guests, by prior arrangement only, and only part of a Staycation booking. Extra day guests must be arranged with Essex Stays. Where use of the hot tub is required, we provide day guests with a gowns, hot tub towels and slippers. Day Guests are charged per person and are invited to use all of the venue facilities up to 10pm, unless otherwise agreed different. Fill in our Brochure Request form for current pricing.

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


  • 24h reception
  • 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
    16:00 (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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