The Marlborough Head

About us

pub-smallThe Marlborough Head in Rochford, Essex, is a 15th century coaching inn serving food and drink.

We’re a traditional English pub with low ceilings, open fires and lots of beams. We also have a large enclosed garden with tables and benches, as well as children’s play equipment an a barbeque.

The pub is available for private parties, both inside and outside (with the use of a private marquee). We also have live bands, a quiz, and Play your Cards Right every Thursday. Food is served every day with a roast every Sunday.

Current landlords Joanne and Gary took over in 2013 and have since refitted the kitchen and continue to work on improving and maintaining this beautiful old building.

Our history

500 years ago The Marlborough Head was a rough place! Local farmers would arrive with a hen and her clutch of eggs… and then not leave until all the eggs were hatched.┬áDrinking for two days straight wasn’t unheard of, with the first man to collapse paying for the drinks.

The pub went on to have a long military history, serving as officer’s barracks for the Duke of Wellington’s army as well as barracks during the Civil War.

There’s lots of documented history of the pub. Licensing records go back to 1760, and we also have photos of the pub dating back to 1850.