History of Innkeepers and Landlords
Originally a farmhouse, the building first became a pub in 1836 when Farmer William Crisp extended the frontage and became Innkeeper of The King's Head. This was, of course, during the reign of King William IV, one of whose many reforms led to a vast increase in the number of Inns opened in the country. The existence of many of the King's Arms, King's Heads and New Inns, can be attributed to him.
White's Directory of Norfolk in 1845 shows Stephen Crisp, and 1863 shows one John Wicks, as holding The King's Head but a few years later, in Kelly's 1872 Directory, we find one Arthur Graver, Victualler. Kelly's 1879 Directory still shows Arthur Graver, but now as Innkeeper of The King William Inn, as does White's for 1883. Kelly's 1888-1893 Directories show one Thomas Mott, 1895 Frank Jermyn, and 1900 George Waller, 1906 George Parsons (who died in World War I ), 1925 Mrs Emma Ellen Parsons, 1933 William Sewell. William Sewell and his wife outside the pub with others, yet to be identified
In living memory of many villagers we have later licensees as:
Stanley Frederick Raines 1937 - 19??
Katherine Raines 19?? - 1949
Fred Hipkin 1949 -1956
Albert "Drummer" & Marge Minns 1956 - 1965
Sidney & Marge Barrett 1965 - 1978
Roy & Pat Baldwin 1978 - 1983
Ernie & Janet Cardew 1983 - 1984
... and then a very sad period of closure, until ...
Rik East & Glenda Dean 1986 - 2003
Geoff & Caroline Lambert 2003 - 2005
Nick & Lili Skerritt 2005 - to date