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The Waggon & Horses

Self Assessed
High Street, Great Yeldham, Essex, CO9 4EX, United Kingdom


3.5/5 from 77 Reviews

71% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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Double room-Standard-Ensuite-disabled facilities

Double room-Standard-Ensuite-disabled facilities


The Waggon & Horses

(77 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.1
  • Value 3.4
  • Friendliness 4.4
  • Cleanliness 3.4
  • Facilities 3.2
  • Service 4.2
  • Location 4.1

Review Overall Rating

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The Waggon & Horses Information


The Waggon & Horses is a family owned country pub hotel restaurant in North Essex close to the Suffolk county border half way between Colchester and Cambridge near to Halstead, Braintree, Sudbury and Haverhill. A good stopping off place for Stansted Airport, Constable Country and Hedingham Castle. Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, is only 20 miles away and the University City of Cambridge only 30 miles. The Norman Keep built in 1140 at Castle Hedingham is only 2 miles away. The Waggon & Horses is a handsome XVIth century inn standing on the main road at Great Yeldham close to the Essex/Suffolk border. We are a freehouse featured in the CAMRA Best Beer Guide. The restaurant is open every day from 11-9 pm Monday to Saturday; 12-7 pm on Sundays. Prices are very reasonable and there are a variety of bar snacks available. A continental breakfast is included in all room rates The host is Carly Worrow, who has over 12 years experience in the Hospitality Industry.


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water-skiing


  • Check in
    12:00 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome
Booking Terms and Conditions Privacy and cookie policy


All ground floor rooms and facilities are accessible for disabled guests. We have a double en suite hotel room designed for disabled guests.


  • Road from Harwich (30.0 miles)
    Take the A120 as for Colchester joining the A12. After Colchester exit take the Halstead A1124 road through Aldham, Chappel, Earls Colne and Halstead. In Halstead turn left at T junction and immediately right for Sible Hedingham. At the T junction turn right onto the A1017 and go 4 miles to Great Yeldham. The Waggon & Horses is on the left after the Toppesfield road junction on the left. You have arrived!
  • Road from M11 (25.0 miles)
    Take the A120 (east) for Braintree & Colchester. At Braintree take the 2nd exit from the McDonalds (1st roundabout encountered) for Colchester and Halstead. At the next Roundabout go straight over (2nd exit) for Halstead. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit A131 for Hastead and Sudbury. Take the left hand fork A1017 (in front of the tall radio mast) for Gosfield and Sible Hedingham. Stay on this road (8 miles) until reaching Great Yeldham. The Waggon & Horses is on the left.
  • Road from Braintree (11.0 miles)
    Take the A131 for Halstead and Sudbury. Take the left hand fork A1017 (in front of the tall radio mast) for Gosfield and Sible Hedingham. Stay on this road (8 miles) until reaching Great Yeldham. The Waggon & Horses is on the left.
  • Road from Cambridge (25.0 miles)
    Great Yeldham is situated on the A1017 (formerly A604) about 35 minutes from Cambridge. From the City Centre look for the A1307 to Haverhill and Colchester. Continue driving along the A1307/A1017 until reaching Great Yeldham. The Waggon & Horses is clearly signed on the right hand side.

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