The Kings Head was located on the north side of Barton Street with rear access backing onto East Street to the rear. During the 19th century the Kings Head advertised in local newspapers as being the starting point for carriers to Winchcombe and further destinations.
In the early 1970’s an adjoining property was purchased and the pub was enlarged. At this time the central entrance was blocked and replaced by a matching window – the front door was moved to the far left of the Kings Head.
The name of the pub was changed to the King Charles Inn early in 1999. The pub closed in July 2001, then reopened briefly, only to close down again in 2003. After another lengthy period of closure it was in business again in 2005. A proposal to convert the Kings Head into a restaurant never materialized. Last orders finally came in April 2006 when the owners sold the pub to property developer Peter Cane of PSC Renovations. In December 2006 a proposal to convert the Kings Head into five homes was approved by Tewkesbury Borough Council.
Map Reference: SO 896326
Owner in 1891: Tewkesbury Brewery
Rateable value in 1891: £47.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery
Rateable value in 1903: £52.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Kings Head / King Charles include:
1774-1779 Samuel Jeynes
1779-1792 Elizabeth Jeynes (widow)
1792-1797 John Brown
1815 John Shaw
1820,1822 Michael Bryant
1830 Josiah Serman
1838,1854 George Tovey
1856,1868 Mrs A. Tovey (widow)
1877,1881 T. Colsey
1885 Henry Cowles
1888 Mrs A. Panting
1888-1903 Abigail Pullin (widow)
1903-1916 John Pullin
1916-1920 George Harry Davies
1920-1949 Harry Davies
1949-1964 Frederick Bainbridge
1964-1966 Arthur Burton
1966 A.J. Davey
1998 Wendy Bolton (tenant landlady)
1998 Raymond Bird (owner and joint licensee. Kings Head)
1999-2000 Robin and Sarah Jones (King Charles Inn)
2001 (March) Philip Cottrill (landlord, King Charles Inn)
2001 (Dec) Cheryl Warner and Graham Preedy
2001 Frank Bird and Ian Murray (joint owners, King Charles Inn)
2006 Graham Thornton and Nathan Beauchamp (owners)