The Waggon and Horses, Milton is Cambridge CAMRA's Pub of the Year for
2007. What's more, it has gone on to win the Cambridgeshire POTY title.
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
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
- Bedfordshire: Engineers Arms, Henlow.
- Essex: Swan, Little Totham.
- Hertfordshire: Land of Liberty, Peace & Plenty, Heronsgate.
- Norfolk: Royal Oak, Poringland.
- Suffolk: Rumburgh Buck, Rumburgh.
Our photo (taken by Steve Linley) shows your editor with Nick and Mandy,
flanked by Paul Marshall and Alan Pateman from Elgoods.