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Doddie Weir’s foundation to benefit from Sunday service at Kings Head thanks to Gloucester rugby ace Jake Polledri


Rugby, cider, and a mouthwatering Sunday roast menu are the perfect recipe to raise vital charity funds for Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir’s foundation.

On Sunday, January 30th, the recently taken over Kings Head House Hotel in Eastington is linking up with new cider company Just Pressed, owned by Gloucester rugby star Jake Polledri to launch its first Sunday service and to raise money for The My Name’ 5 Doddie Foundation, founded by Doddie who is suffering from Motor Neuron Disease.

Ethan Rodgers, formerly of The Lucky Onion Group and head chef of Cirencester Park Polo Club has taken over the boutique hotel and will off a special three or five-course menu, with each course being paired with one of Jake’s ciders, the main course is roast leg of middle of Duntisbourne purebred Gloucester Old Spot that will be paired with Boomfa Cider. There will also be a cheese course of Jonathan Cump’s Farm House Gloucester Cheese, another local ingredient, something close to Ethan’s food philosophy.

“As soon as I met Jake I knew we had to work with him,” Ethan said. “It is a great local product, with the apples sourced from West Country orchards, that is something we are trying to embrace here at The Kings Head, both on our Sunday lunch menu and our evening food offering. Churie and Toby (Duntisbourne Farm Beef) are known for their sustainable beef and pork and we want to use suppliers like this. 

 “The guys are donating the profits from five-course cider flight to Jake’s chosen charity which is My Name’ 5 Doddie Foundation. We have chosen a rugby charity to support this event, we are now taking bookings so please get in touch as spaces will be limited,” Ethan added.  

For more information or to book a table please call The Kings Head House Hotel 01453 822277 or email: info@thekingsheadhouse.com. Lunch will be served 12- 4pm.

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