Waggon & Horses
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Waggon & Horses is a traditional Essex pub with bed and breakfast accommodation, just a few miles from Hedingham Castle. Family-run and family-friendly, it offers hearty, affordable meals and a warm welcome. With a lounge bar, restaurant area, private function room and al fresco gardens, there are plenty of places in which to kick back, drink or dine. Guests find The Waggon & Horses spacious and easy-going, while locals love the selection of real ale, beer and wine – I couldn’t help but notice the North West Essex CAMRA award for Cider Pub of the Year 2019 on display.
At the heart of the venue is a menu of great quality dishes that represent excellent value. My dining partner and I started with battered king prawns and breaded garlic mushrooms, followed by two of the specials: lamb hotpot with fresh vegetables, and seafood linguine with garlic bread. Every dish was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious – the seafood linguine was a real highlight. Generous servings of toffee waffle and rum pudding and Irish cream gateau rounded off our meal perfectly.
Music is another big part of the pub’s draw, hosting regular events from live acts to karaoke, and everything in between. With its lunch, dinner and party menus, The Waggon & Horses can easily cater for celebrations of any kind, taking the stress out of planning.