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The Waggon & Horses
Ranked #4 of 5 Halstead B&B and Inns
1 review
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“Don't even consider staying here”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting place. We were in the area for a wedding so I assume all the decent and mediocre places were booked first as this was our only option. I'd rather sleep in my car. For £60 a night you can sleep in a dirty room, covered in dust and old cobwebs and dead insects and sleep on the worst bed I have ever slept on, every time I moved in the night I woke up as its like a waterbed, so overused and old. The service was horrendous. When we complained the following morning (would have complained earlier but we were already late for a wedding) the member of staff said they usually only let those rooms to trade men as they don't mind so much. Horrible attitude. Places like this shouldn't be allowed.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Just returned from a one night stay here. We booked a room without facilities in the main building. It was terrible. The curtains were hanging off the rail, the carpet was worn and dirty, the windows were filthy and there was a general dirty smell about the place. The bedding and towels were clean, thank goodness, but very dated and worn. The whole place was depressing. Definitely not worth the money. Some of our party stayed in what seemed to be an annex around the back of the main building which was a bit newer.. The rooms were marginally better but that's all I can say. Some of our party had the breakfast which they said was good and the staff were all friendly.

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Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Josie320
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Essex England
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Called in here on way back from Newmarket races,table for five,no problem.Food was Excellent ,Service was Excellent,Price even better,main meals from £6.95,desserts £3.95 ,we had two courses and a drink for under £70.Will be coming again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Booked one night , ,yes room does need updating,but...,we slept very well ,so quite, sheets were clean,towels were clean,room was clean,plenty of tea coffee and biscuits,it was a very cold day ,and the room was lovely and warm, breakfast good plenty of toast,cereal ,orange juice,and a nice pot of tea ,thank you to the landlord and their staff ,if the rooms were updated,it would cost a lot more to stay ,!!! We would stay again if near the area , ,

  • Stayed March 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stayed here as we attended a wedding down the road. Location for that purpose was good, just a short walk away. The reason I would not recommend is because we felt misled at breakfast. We had payed for B&B, on entering the breakfast room we were asked if we wanted a full English to which we replied "yes" thinking this was included. Afterwards we were charged extra money because only a continental was included. This was not explained before eating and we left with a very sour feeling.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

We stayed because of a wedding down the road. The staff seemed fine, but the room was small, vary worn, the curtains fell off in my hands, there was no soap in the room or the toilet to wash your hands, the carpets are held down with yellow tape and are really worn out and ther was a weird smell. To get to your room you have to walk down the dirty back ally of the pub and up a fire escape. We also had to share a bathroom with others and it looked like a toilet from an dirty old town pub!. This place is awfull, we payed £60 the it too!.
It was also vary noisy from the lockin and traffic from the busy road. The only good thing was it was close to the venue.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Thank Alanga
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Reviewed 18 April 2012 via mobile

Rooms small,the breakfast was a joke as discribed in another post evening meal not good my fish was over cooked .no heating in bar or dinning room it was freezing

Stayed April 2012
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Thank mitchsheltie
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Property: The Waggon & Horses
Address: High Street | Great Yeldham, Halstead CO9 4EX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Halstead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Halstead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Waggon & Horses 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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