The King's Head

The King's Head The King's Head Hotel dates back to the early 1600's when it opened as a coaching inn called The Wellesbourne Inn. However, it changed its role during the English Civil War, when it was apparently used as a hospital during the battle of Edgehill in 1641.

The inn became known as The King's Head in the early 19th Century, and by the mid nineteenth century it had become the traditional centre of the Wellesbourne Mop, one of the many, now extinct, local hiring fairs. However, as the years passed it become more of a fair with less and less hiring taking place, until in 1914 the event had completely died out.

During the Second World War, the inn played host to the RAF pilots and ground crews from the Wellesbourne airfield who visited between sorties. They used the base, which now holds a weekly market, mainly for training, but their Wellington Bombers actually took part in the 1000 bomber raid of Cologne.


  • Warwick Road, Wellesbourne
  • Warwick
  • CV35 9LX
  • Tel: +01789 840206
  • Website

Travel by road

By road directions From the M40, exit at Junction 15 and head south on the A429 towards Wellesbourne. Turn left at the roundabout onto the B4086 and the Lodge is located 300 yards further along on the right (Warwick Road).

By public transport

By rail and air directions Stratford-upon-Avon Station is only five miles away with a 25 minute connection to Warwick, and 50 minutes to Birmingham Moor Street Station. Birmingham International Airport is just off junction 6 of the M42.