Some history of the King's Head Inn at Pershore in the County of Worcestershire
On the British Listed Buildings website, there is a historic note for No.1 High Street. It states that it is "said to be on the site of the former King's Head Inn, and in use as a chemist's shop by 1814. If this is true then there must have been another King's Head Inn at Pershore as the inn sign is included in a newspaper article dated March 10th, 1860. The official listing states that this pair of properties [Nos. 1 and 3 High Street] were erected in the early 19th century. Facing Broad Street, they add great character to the townscape of Pershore. The decorative cast-iron verandahs lend a particular charm to the façades. But where was the King's Head Inn?
"Margaret Gordon was brought up charged with obtaining 3s. in money, the property of Elizabeth Beard, by false pretences.
The prisoner went into the King's Head Inn, where the prosecutrix is servant, and offered her a showy ring, pressing her to buy it, assuring her it was gold and
saying she was in great distress. The girl was taken in by the plausible tale and purchased the ring for 3s. It afterwards turned out to be brass, and value one
penny. She was committed to the Assizes."
"A Ring Case"
Worcester Journal : March 10th 1860 Page 8