Historic Chingford pub gets £200,000 makeover

An historic pub has temporarily closed while it is given a £200,000 facelift.

The Kings Head in Kings Head Hill, Chingford, will reopen on Friday, February 8, having created three new jobs and boasting a repainted exterior and new signage.

The public house, built in the 1880s, will also have ten hand-pumped ales brewed within a 20-mile radius as well as others from further afield, an increase from its six current pumps on offer.

Owners the Stonegate Pub Company will also introduce new patio furniture, giant umbrellas and heaters in the garden, as well as covers for people to use it even when it rains.

Pub manager Linzi Price said: “It’s been around four years since our last investment so we are delighted that Stonegate, who took over the pub in November 2010, are investing in the Kings Head. 

“The team and I are really excited about showcasing our new pub. We are proud of the Kings Head and the role that it plays within our community and the investment can only enhance our customers’ experience.”

The pub will also boast a new dark oak floor and a new bar, as well as new furnishings and softer lighting.

It reopens at midday on Friday and on its opening weekend Ms Price is holding a ‘meet the brewer’ session, where a real ale brewer from Somerset will talk about creating their beer.

This is set to become a regular feature.

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2:47pm Fri 1 Feb 13

TTMAN says...

I popped in there after the last refurb. Beer good but was like having a pint in Ikea. Should have repainted the bogs and called it a day.
I popped in there after the last refurb. Beer good but was like having a pint in Ikea. Should have repainted the bogs and called it a day. TTMAN

4:45am Sat 2 Feb 13

postie1 says...

I have always enjoyed being in this pub, but have always felt that it needed sprucing up . So good news now that this is being extensively done. Good luck to the pub and I hope it goes well.
I have always enjoyed being in this pub, but have always felt that it needed sprucing up . So good news now that this is being extensively done. Good luck to the pub and I hope it goes well. postie1

6:30am Mon 4 Feb 13

moanalone says...

Lets hope they cut down
the trees in the car park which is making a terrible mess in and around the boundaries of the pub.
Lets hope they cut down the trees in the car park which is making a terrible mess in and around the boundaries of the pub. moanalone

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