The pub has changed hands within the last month and they are still finding their feet but they made the 1066 Harold’s Way History Walkers very welcome.
I had been in to The King’s Head earlier in the week to make sure that they did lunchtime food and that they would have space for a party of 10 walkers.
The King’s Head would be away from the ‘madding crowds’ of re-enactment visitors, a quiet and cosy pub just right for a little rest and recuperation.
Although the walk was running a little late, attributed to the issues with a bacon sandwich (see blog 20th October), I was able to send a fast group on ahead to reassure the staff that we would all be there for lunch sooner rather than later.
Walker and dog friendly, it is a characterful, old fashioned, unpretentious and authentic pub said to be the oldest in Battle.
They offered us Harvey’s and Deuchar’s on hand pump and a well-conditioned and well-stood ‘Black Sheep’ from a barrel on the bar. Cider was Stowford Press.
The smiling and welcoming staff had set a table for 10 for the group and the excellent ‘walkers food’ was good value.
There is an outside seating area in a small courtyard at the rear of the pub.
All in all, the opinion of the History Walk group was that The King’s Head was a perfect lunchtime stop for a walk – one to return to for any Battle Walk.
Visited Saturday 11th October 2014