formerly Compasses, Waggon & Horses
South West, 52.03985,0.72786
Real Ale is sold here.
Church Walk, Acton Square, CO10 1HJ
grid reference TL 871 414
Recently refurbished (March 2019), good choice of real ales. Strong emphasis on eating with good selection of mid-range meals. A delightful back street inn.
As well as several drinking areas, there is a games area with pool and darts, 2 dining areas and an enclosed courtyard garden.
Renamed the Wagon early in 2019.
The Phoenix Court flats nearby are built on the site of the defunct Phoenix Brewery, so named because it arose from the ashes of a fire in 1890.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: Courtyard
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
It's shown on this OS town plan from 1881 (larger map).
This pub was listed as the Compasses in the 1891 census, which suggests that the Compasses, Acton Green, Sudbury, listed in 1839-40 Pigot's Directory may refer to this pub.
In the June 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that landlord, Les Scott had been ill recently and had time off over the recent bank holiday, the first time he had not worked over a BH since 1953!
The owner in 1997 was Greene King. it was sold by GK in 2013.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)