For the past seven and a half years, the Waggon has been run by Nick and Mandy Winnington who many will remember from their previous stints at the Cambridge Blue and the Alma in Cambridge. Nick and Mandy took over at the same time that the pub was bought by Elgoods, the Wisbech brewery. It sells a full range of their excellent beers plus a guest beer and real cider from Cassells. The Elgood ales include the wonderful Black Dog Mild and Cambridge Bitter, which was voted best bitter in the most recent Champion Beer of Britain awards. Ironically, it's difficult to find in Cambridge! The Waggon has been a fixture in the Good Beer Guide since Nick and Mandy took over.

Nick is an unashamed eccentric, evidenced by his standing for parliament as a Monster Raving Loony Party candidate. His vast collection of hats hang from the pub ceiling and the whole place is bursting with character as well as good ale and good food (the Baltis on Thursdays are especially recommended).

In the County round, the Waggon beat off competition from the Chequers Little Gransden, the Drapers Arms Peterborough and the West End House Ely. It now goes forward to the East Anglia round of the competition where it's up against:

[Presentation at The Waggon]
Our photo (taken by Steve Linley) shows your editor with Nick and Mandy, flanked by Paul Marshall and Alan Pateman from Elgoods.