The King's Head in Brooke was first mentioned as a cottage in 1627 in the will of a farmer John Stannard who left it to his son William Stannard. After 1640, William sold the property to the Lord of the Manor after which it was converted into a Coaching Inn on the King's Highway (the King in question being Charles I - shortly before he lost his head!). Under The Protectorate, the Inn was allowed to retain its name, The King's Head, and had stables and three spare rooms.
A delightful history of The King's Head hangs on the wall in the bar and makes mention of such events as in 1697 when the village of Brooke celebrated the Treaty of Ryswick by...
...roasting a bullock on the commons and drinking a barrell of beer purchased from the 'King's Head' for £1.12.0d
and the time in 1782 when the then landlord John Crowfoot, was...
...called before magistrates for rigging a horse race into which his own mare was entered...
2015 - The chefs took over and has brought this fabulous 300 year old building two enthusiastic new owners who are both ambitious with their wealth of experiencing in sharing with you their passion for food, excellent customer care and vision on making your local pub the heart of the community and worth the distance to travel to sample our menus. Mark and Nathan with support from their team look forward to welcoming you into their new venture.
Noon - 11pm
Amber Ale; an enticing aroma of resinous hop, sweet malt and delicate roasted notes.