East Bergholt King's Head

East Bergholt King's Head

North East, 51.96879,1.02242

Closed: mid-2016

opened 16th century

Burnt Oak, CO7 6TL

grid reference TM 077 343

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)

old OS map

A 400 year old pub which was claimed to have a friendly ghost. Located close to Flatford Mill.

It was refurbished during the summer of 2013 to a high contemporary standard and featured a small main bar area with large spacious dining spaces.

It closed mid-2016. In March 2017 the EADT reported that planning permission to change the building into a café, shop and home. This was opposed by the local community, who put together a bid to lease the property. Unfortunately, in mid-March, planning permission for conversion was granted.

The pub's demise seems to have been somewhat due to poor timing; it was closed for many months for major renovation works, but this was done during the height of the tourist season (it's in a perfect honeypot spot on the approach to Flatford) and the pub then reopened after the season had finished. Better timing might have helped it survive.





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.