Our History

The Battye family have been doing a fine job of running the Waggon & Horses in Langsett for over 40 years… we’re world famous round here.

We have become well known for our freshly prepared food, real ale and real fire. With grand views from the garden overlooking Langsett reservoir and the Pennine moors. This comfortable and relaxing inn, built in 1809 of Yorkshire stone, is a grade 1 listed building and set in a most scenic and attractive location. We pride ourself on our good character, friendly service and of course traditional country pub ambience - a welcoming bar, we don't have any nasty fruit machines or piped music, we prefer cards, dominos, a good pint, homely food and the hum of conversation.... a real pub.

Sheep farming was the main occupation of the people of Langsett for many centuries. The name Langsett evolved from the old name of the area - Lang side - meaning a long slope. This comes from the custom of taking the livestock up the lang side or Long Slope to the high summer pastures after their winter grazing on the lower land.

Changes came about at the end of the 19th century when the reservoirs were constructed.

More about the history of Langsett can be found on the Peak District website.