The King’s Head, Battle

2014-10-07 13.42.08Lunchtime, on the 1066 Harold’s Way, Battle Anniversary Circular Walk and what a find for half-time, between the morning and afternoon walks.

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.

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Visited Saturday 11th October 2014

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