The Waggon and Horses is a long-standing, historic pub just by the entrance to Millhouses Park. It's back with a bang following a refit and the launch of an extensive menu featuring hunger-busting plates and homemade sourdough pizzas.
A fairly recent addition to the True North family of venues, with siblings such as The Broadfield, The Forum and The York, The Waggon and Horses is looking to offer a similar home for a community in search of a reliably tasty local with a great beer selection. A recent refurb has seen it go for a fresh and modern look but with touches of traditional pub trinkets and curiosities (look for the owls!).
With thorough and thoughtful menus to suit all tastes, the Waggon offers big plates of American style diner food with a refined twist – think crispy buttermilk chicken burgers and brisket loaded fries – in addition to homemade sourdough pizzas with powerful toppings such as pulled pork, jalapeños and crackling or field mushroom and blue cheese. The homecut fries are a highlight – crispy, tasty and generously served.
Vegan and veggies are well treated to plenty of plant-based options (bean burger, vegan lasagne) that form part of the main menu rather than the often dreaded afterthought. Dessert can be as simple as a few scoops of local ice cream or as extravagant as one of the stuffed kronuts tantalisingly displayed in a counter by the door. Walking out without one of them is quite the resilience test!
The drinks menu is comprehensive, featuring an array of great craft and local beers from breweries such as Atom (Easy Yorks) and of course the True North collective of ales. The cocktail list is modern and intriguing and your designated driver can be treated to some really grown up mocktails – not the usual sugar-fest! But it’s gin drinkers that really luck out here, with plenty to choose from including the True North Sheffield Dry Gin collection – try the rose and jasmine if you like botanic notes.
A family-friendly place that welcomes dogs and also serves up a hearty Sunday roast, the Waggon looks set to become your weekend afternoon regular.
- Words by
- Jacqueline Chell