The Waggon & Horses
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Perched along Great Yeldham’s High Street, this family-run and family-friendly pub offers hearty, affordable meals and a warm welcome. Guests will ﬁnd this place spacious and easy-going, while locals will be won over by the selection of real ales, beer and wine. The Waggon & Horses also offers rooms, with bed and breakfast accommodation that’s just a few miles from Hedingham Castle.
Arrive with an appetite, as there’s no skimping on portions here. The menu is ﬁlled with classic pub grub, and it was good to see separate vegetarian and children’s menus available. We started with breaded Camembert and breaded garlic mushrooms, then followed with scampi and chips, and a daily special of chicken breast accompanied by Stilton wrapped in bacon. Every dish arrived with ample accompaniments, but luckily we left room for dessert; our ginger, rum and raisin pudding doused in custard, and sticky toffee pudding paired with ice cream were both extremely generous. Every other Friday, a dedicated Thai menu is offered to eat in or takeaway and is made fresh on site.
On the third Sunday of the month, The Waggon & Horses has an open mic night and hosts special soul events with Stomp Radio DJs. With Sunday roasts served and a beer festival in the pipeline, it looks as if this pub has a winning formula for drawing in regulars and visitors alike