Food and Drink

Originally a road side coaching inn dating back to nobody knows exactly when, the Waddington Arms was formerly known as the Sun Inn. For many a year it provided hospitality to travellers and villagers alike.

But then, as happened quite a bit in the 1980’s it became a pub with a Chinese restaurant to the side. It was great at first, something of a novelty, but then standards started to slip and custom fell away.

By 1993 things had reached rock bottom. Last orders were called for the spring rolls and the not so crispy duck and the Sun Inn closed the doors for the last time.

The pub was bought from the brewery and has been in family ownership ever since. Gutted, redesigned and rebuilt, the pub re opened in 1994. Not as the Sun Inn with all its bad memories but as the Waddington Arms, a new look and fresh start. Under the ownership of the same team behind The Emporium and Mitton Hall it has gone from strength to strength ever since.

A superb menu, featuring many local rural specialities, is complimented by an ever-changing specials board. There is also a light bites menu for those hungry, in-between meal moments, or for those of an altogether healthier disposition. Using local produce wherever possible, you can be assured of wholesome meals freshly prepared to order which leave you thoroughly satisfied!

We also have a children’s menu and serve child size portions of our menu dishes where appropriate. We are also sensitive to ensure there is a reasonable selection suitable for vegetarians.

Dining is available throughout the pub with two cosy side rooms which open out towards the main bar area, so you can enjoy your dining experience without sacrificing the atmosphere of this real country.

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Reviews

Visited the pub on a business trip a couple of months ago and thought it was a cut above the norm. Had the opportunity to return there for a leisure stay last week and was not disappointed. The food...

We held a small informal wedding reception at the Waddington Arms and we had the most perfect day, fantastic food enjoyed by all, efficient service .Asthe weather was beautiful after we had our meal...

On a wet windy day we were welcomed not only by the lovely fire going but also Britney who gave us a warm welcome and particularly the manager, Andrew, who kept myself, my mum and cousin entertained...

Stayed here for one night we were vey impressed with the whole experience. The staff were friendly and helpful even booking a taxi or us before we arrived to collect us from our evening venture ,...

Quality accomodation, good food and very pleasant and helpful staff, all set in a lovely village. Difficult to fault.

What a great place to stay, with clean, comfortable rooms and lovely staff. We took up two rooms and enjoyed a meal in the pub with our daughter and her husband joining us just before the kitchen...

Waddington village is an award winning village, The waddington arms is a clean and very cosy eating establishment.My wife and I recently celebrated are wedding anniversary there. Got to say the...