Friends of the Kings Head

Working together to keep our pub open...

There are pubs in villages and then there are village pubs...

In September 2016 the owners of the Kings Head, Pebmarsh retired and the pub ceased trading. A couple of local volunteers set up the Friends of the Kings Head with the objective of re-opening the Kings Head as soon as possible as a Community Owned Pub. The Pebmarsh Community and Friends have come together and are responding magnificently, in less than three months the Community has pledged £275000 to buy shares. Shares are available for £50 per share, and all shareholders will have one vote at meetings - this will be a true Community Venture.

Re-opening a Community owned Kings Head will secure the long term future of the pub as a key community asset for Pebmarsh and local communities, and stave off any threat of closure in the future.
We will also be holding a number of local events........under Community ownership in the near future.

Get Involved

If you would like to receive details of how you could invest (minimum share only £50) in any possible Community Buy Out Scheme in order to re-open the Kings Head and secure its long term future, please contact

Stay Informed

If you'd like to be kept up-to-date with our progress and be notified of forthcoming events, then be sure to sign up to our mailing list.

Give Support

Spread the word, help us with fundraising, come along to our events - there are many ways you can help us achieve our aim and keep the community together. 

Investing in the Future of the Kings Head 

Would you like to become a Shareholder in the Kings Head, as a pub owned by and operating on behalf of our Community? We currently have in excess of £275,000 pledged, from over 60 people, but need to top £300,000 to meet all the associated costs. We are planning to pay a very competitive rate of interest on your investment. Your own details would be completely confidential, and Shares are just £50 each. This is a brilliant opportunity to keep the Kings Head open without any threats of future closure, owned by us, the local community. If you would like to register or require further information regarding Share Ownership please get in touch (in the strictest confidence) at

The Minimum Investment is £50 for One Share. Each Investor will have One Vote. Maximum shareholding per person is 2,000 shares.

Donate to the Friends of the Kings Head Fund 

To help stage Community events and pay for prizes, sundries, venues etc. – it would help us greatly if you would be able to spare a few pounds for our Fund. This will enable us to get Community Events such as planned Christmas and New Year’s events (more to follow later) up and running. This will help keep the Community together on a social basis while the Kings Head is not open. If you could spare £10 it would be really appreciated and it’s easy to pay either by bank transfer straight into our account or by cheque to Pebmarsh Community Pub account and delivered to Perry Crimmins, our Treasurer, at: Brooklands, The Street, Pebmarsh. If paying by bank transfer the Account Details are as follows : –

    Sort Code: 30 99 52
    Account: 11578160
    Name: Pebmarsh Community Pub

Stay Informed

If you'd like to be kept up-to-date with our progress and be notified of forthcoming events, then be sure to sign up to our mailing list.

Stay Together

Quiz Nights!

Our resident Quizmaster Tim, has agreed to carry on his Kings Head style quiz at the Pebmarsh Village Hall whilst the pub is closed – "Thank you, Tim – you’re a Star!".
The first Quiz will be on the evening of 
Tuesday 6th December, with the usual teams of up to 6 people. There’s plenty of room at the Village Hall so if you haven’t been to one of Tim’s Quizzes please come along and join in – they’re great fun and a good excuse to get us all together. More details will be available nearer the time, but please pop the date in your diary now.