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The Waggon & Horses - The Waggon & Horses, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

The Waggon & Horses

4.2
4.2
152 Reviews
£25 and under
English
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**Drinks tables are only available on a first come first serve basis **


Info@thewaggonandhorsessouthmoor.com

The Waggon & Horses Southmoor has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is under new management.
The restaurant at The Waggon & Horses serves seasonal modern British food in relaxed & elegant surroundings, with a focus on our grilled offering. Our master butchers select the finest grass-fed cattle, prepare it expertly and dry-age it just for us from the best Oxfordshire herds.

We pride ourselves in serving the best Real ale, Wines and spirits.
Our extensive wine list features wines hand picked from across the world

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Bar Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01865 823316
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Fyfield
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

152 Reviews
  1. AnyB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I personally think that you don’t get enough food for what you pay for! What I got was tasty but barely any veg and 2 potatoes for a £16 roast! I wish you all the best but you need to add more potatoes and veg to your roast menu

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  2. ElaineK

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The pub smelt of disinfect and was very cold. We sat

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  3. Anonymous

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Roast dinner was amazing, would definitely come back for another! Some members of staff not as friendly as others, when asking a question instead of finding out answer just shrugging their shoulders

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  4. TimP

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Sunday Roast, Gluten allergy well catered for. Very noisy for much of the time.

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  5. LesleyT

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub restaurant, been lots of times and it never lets us down. Prices on the high side but the food is cooked fresh and with quality ingredients. Well worth a visit.

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  6. LouiseD

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, really tasty and beautiful presentation. Service was good.

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  7. Callum

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing burgers and superb value. Will be back very soon 5* to the chef

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  8. DominicV

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch at W&H. Food was excellent, particularly the Sunday lunches. Would recommend.

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  9. rachela

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was delicious, perfectly cooked and presented. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only thing that stopped me from giving 5 stars was the state of the toilet areas. Unfortunately it looked as though they hadn't been clean and checked. We arrived just before 1pm and it looked like the aftermath of a heavy Saturday night in a bargain pub rather than the quiet setting of a country pub.

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  10. SueB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal, thankyou. Will deffinately be returning.

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  11. Jenn

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff, tasty food, my only negative would be a greater selection of more exciting vegetarian food would have been nice rather the standard vegi burger or halloumi burger you get everywhere else.

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  12. RichardS

    Oxford

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday Lunch with the family. Tasty food in a relaxed environment.

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  13. NickG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our local. We love the food and the service

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  14. David

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I had wanted to visit The Wagon and Horses for a meal for some time. We were left underwhelmed by the food, service, ambience and the overall experience. Sadly I don't think we'll be back unless we hear that things have changed, which is a shame as it's very convenient for us.

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  15. ThomasW

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant evening enjoying the food and drink.. staff friendly and attentive

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  16. CharlotteS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All very good; we were the only diners in for lunch (probably due to the scorching period!) so had the choice of a table. Good food and all needs met. Will be back 👍🏻

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  17. MelF

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a surprise meal for a friend, the staff couldn’t have been more lovely, friendly and polite, nothing was too much of a problem. Thank you for a lovely meal which we all thoroughly enjoyed. One thing I would say is it would be nice to have a bit more choice but not to take off everything else because it was lovely!

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  18. Alibubbles

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good straightforward menu. Good service and tasty food.

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  19. Elva

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow….. food was ok but the waiting time to get your food and get any service was too long.

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  20. PeterK

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very poor Vegetables were in edible and over cooked Yorkshire puddings were cold I did complain but initially I got oh I'm sorry about that Later on via Instagram the chef invited us back for complimentary veg next weekend It's about 45 mins from me and I won't be returning it was expensive at £81 and was not worth paying that We were offered anything off the bill despite the platter being full of un eaten veg

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  21. StaceyH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After seeing the waggon and horses had a new chef and a new menu we popped down for a midweek meal. The new menu is superb and much more suited to the village with a good set of pub classics with a twist. I went for the special “Brisket burger” and was not left disappointed. Superb portion sizes and was glad to see the waggon back serving delicious food. Service was superb and very personal. Joe and Bonnie looked after us for the evening and nothing was too much trouble. They both are a real credit to the business and we already have booked back in in a couple of weeks. Thank you to all the team for such a lovely evening and we cannot wait to be back.

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  22. RehamT

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    On previous occasions the food has been amazing. We had hoped for the same last night but sadly very disappointed. Very limited menu, no steaks. Sharing Camembert served with 3 slices of bread, expensive and uninspiring halloumi burger. Beef burger was nice but not been advised it would be served rare. The cheesecake was not a cheesecake but a mousse in a jar with crumbs on to. On positive note the serving staff were pleasant and helpful.

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  23. MichaelB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Early evening meal looking forward to a steak ,only to be told no sirloin. OK last visit choice of 4 steaks ,not now only one on the menu and not available, very disappointed local village pub only one pub left now. They should try harder or another old village pub will be lost. Food i had was nice but not what I wanted .

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  24. BeeTee

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were recommended it by our host and it is a lovely pub for a drink and some food. We reserved a table easily and the menu while slightly limited provided enough choice for us. The food was really good (although we thought they could have given us more bread with the camembert starter we later found out we could have asked for more). The waitresses were happy to check with the kitchen when we had questions and food was served quickly. Price wise it was good value and we would go there again.

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  25. Doris22

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and great portions at good value. Dog friendly and very accommodating

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  26. Jane

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited the wagon and horses with my sister and my mother and we had a lovely time. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and very pleasant experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and fantastic food

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  28. Alibubbles

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly welcome, polite and attentive. Food - a slight wait - but tasty and plenty of it.

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  29. MaxineW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time coming to this place and definitely will come back again. The food, atmosphere & price is all good!

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  30. Roubalicious

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and welcoming warm fire in the bar and lovely simple decor in the dining area. The service was friendly and efficient and I liked that they weren't over attentive so the whole experience was very relaxing. I chose the burger and it was delicious with gorgeous chunky chips. For pudding I had the Baileys Creme Brulee with Guinness Ice Cream. Unusual and delicious.

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  31. OscarFielding

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having lived in the village for some time and have been unable to visit the pub since the change in ownership due to personal covid circumstances. It was great to see the amazing transformation of the place. Although it was a very busy Friday night the staff were extremely friendly and food was top notch. Great selection of ales with my longstanding favourite Morland’s tasting as great as I remember it! Look forward to coming back more!

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  32. VSMH

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small fish portions for a lot of money. No apologies when this was mentioned to staff. Potatoes looked like tinned new potatoes. Cabbage with chicken pie was shredded and deep fried so not cooked and very greasy. Overall menu promised much but delivered little. Good ambience and friendly staff.

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  33. PatriciaG

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed our meal and the very good service we experienced, and found it very good value. It was pleasantly quiet as it was a early booking at 6.00 pm, will definitely go back.

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  34. Southmoorresident

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Pub had advertised Easter Activities for the family ... in reality .. over grown garden with unsafe patio slabs, no children’s entertainment unless customers throwing aunt sally sticks around the garden counts! Small portion sizes for fish dishes (4 potatoes) and a burnt child’s burger. Cheapest bottle of rose wine was £20.00. Expressed my views to staff and was told sorry no managers on the premises. Left disappointed and hungry ... Waggon and Horses you can do better. Have visited a few times since being taken over not sure what’s happening to the pub.

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  35. Graham

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service was very good but we were disappointed not to sit in the restaurant even though we had booked there. A wedding reception was taking place. It would have been nice to have been informed of the situation.

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  36. BrianC

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, an excellent meal, excellent real ale and friendly atmosphere... Highly recommend...

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  37. SamanthaR

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good find for midweek meal. Lots of parking and great log fires

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  38. DavidW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff Excellent food and drink Will return soon

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & drink, as always.

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  40. NiccoloS

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere, amazing food great selection of beers.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Waggon & Horses is rated 4.2 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for The Waggon & Horses

Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5BG

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fyfield
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Bar Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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