The Flat is an area on the bank of the River Severn. The Kings Head is believed to be trading in 1824 and from 1839 to 1843 was occupied by John Burnett and owned by John Vallinder.
The Kings Head was owned by Arnold, Perrett & Co. Ltd. of Wickwar as early as 1891. When Wickwar Brewery bought the nearby Bird in Hand they had two pubs in close proximity, vying with each other for trade. Arnold, Perrett & Co. may have voluntarily relinquished the licence of the Kings Head. The last reference I have found of the Kings Head is the listing in the 1906 Kellys Directory when Henry Cooper was the landlord (no, not that one!). The annual rateable value of the Kings Head, categorized as an ale house, was £20.15s.0d. and in common with the Bird in Hand closed at 11 pm.
Landlords at the Kings Head include:
1885 Daniel Helbrow
1891, 1902 Mrs Elizabeth Howell
1906 Henry Cooper