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It's Emma and James, Venue Owners here - thanks for visiting!


The concept of Essex Stays started with our own love for weekends away with friends.


Newly renovated, we have converted The Kings Head from a local and historic pub, into an exclusive use Staycation venue.

Since opening in May 2022, our luxury staycation venue, with 5* hotel amenities has already become an award winning venue; winning 'Best Boutique Stay in Essex' 2023.


Sleeping 14+ guests and featuring a hot tub, karaoke room and private cocktail bar, the venue is perfect for weddings, milestone celebrations with family and friends, or corporate events.

Self cater or 'Make it Special' through our amazing #supportlocal partnerships, we can't wait to host your staycation!

Love Emma and James xx

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Award Winning Venue

In July 2023, Essex stays at The Kings Head was awarded the Best Boutique Stay by Muddy Stilettos, a prestigious recognition for the establishment. Muddy Stilettos is an online lifestyle magazine that provides recommendations for the best local businesses and experiences nationwide.

Receiving such an award indicates that The Kings Head in Essex is now recognised for its boutique charm and excellent service. The Muddy Stilettos award also highlights that it has been positively reviewed by customers and locals, chosen as a standout venue in the boutique stay category.

The venue is loved by families, friends and also corporate/teams looking to hire an intimate venue.

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