We've been here a while!

The earliest recorded mention of “Manegrave” appears to be around 1240, but there are aerial survey records that indicate far earlier settlements. 

At one time officially designated as an “Alehouse”, The King William IV acquired a full licence in 1940.

Former brewery ownership includes JW Green in 1869 (formally Pearman’s Brewery) and Flowers of Stratford upon Avon, following a merger with J W Green in 1954. Local brewer Whitbread acquired Flowers in 1962.

The pub has enjoyed the same family ownership for over thirty years and the next generation of the same family are now keen to maintain a respect for the past, while moving forward with many new features.

The pub namesake’s main claim to fame is being “obliged” to sign the Great Reform Bill of 1832. The New Management is somewhat more enthusiastic about reform than William and is working hard to enhance the pub as a valued, local community resource.

They are also determined to maintain an important feature of the past: a Warm Welcome!


What Next!



St Georges Day Party

Come and enjoy a real Good Friday, with Live Music @ 8pm



Easter Sunday

Oh, bless their cotton socks. Easter Egg Hunt @ 2pm       No Big Kids!



Easter Monday

We're serving food all day long, so give that cooking a break.



80's Disco Night!

The fun starts at 8pm and Fancy Dress is optional, except for the host.



Bank Holiday Music Quiz

Tell us all you know and then enjoy music from DJ Knobbly!



Bank Holiday BBQ

This event is weather permitting, so lets keep everything crossed.

Pie Thursday

A homemade Pie, 2 sides & a drink for only £10.00! 12:00-14:30 & 17:30-21:00 

Fishy Friday

Fish, Chips & Peas and a drink for only £10.00! 14:00-19:00

Open the Box

Each and every Saturday @ 18:15. You've got to be in it to win it (by 6pm latest)!

Food Served

Mon/Thu 11:30-14:30, 17:30-21:00, Fri/Sat 11:30 - 21:30,

Sun 12:00 - 19:00