Meet the team

Meet our fantastic team that you’ll be seeing around our pub and restuarant

 ’m Emma Pearson and have owned the Waggon at Hale since 2011. I’m a very hands-on landlady, you are most likely to find me cooking up a storm in the kitchen. On the occasions I venture front of house to serve on the bar, I do love a friendly chat with my customers. I come from a family of publicans, and have worked in many aspects of the hospitality industry for over 25 years!

I’m supported by my Manager, Leah, who’s been with me for over 5 years and who would most probably deal with your function requests, and might even deliver your take-away food!

Front of House, I have 2 supervisors, Tarin and Sue. Sue loves to joke that she is the landlady, and sometimes, I’m happy to let her be! You might also be served by Kelly, Liv,  Millie, Isobel, Teagan, Hollie, Heather, Caroline, Leanne, Kaitlyn, Nicki, Sophie or Kaila. It’s a very “girl power” kind of team! 

Responsible for the tasty food, squirreling away in the kitchen, you’ll find Ceara, Elise and Kenesha and cleaning up afterwards we have Cameron, Kye, Adam, Josh and Lillie.

Out in the garden, our animals are taken care of by Celestine and Jess.

Dad Eric is a real help and can be relied on for cash and carry runs, fixing things, and pretty much any other task you can think of! A former landlord himself, he’s not out of place behind the bar either!

We also have a team of delivery drivers – some of you will now recognise Kayleigh, Kerry, Pops and Daniel – thank you for getting a taste of the Waggon into people’s homes!

Also, let’s not forget our recognition and national award for “Community Hero” in 2013 that acknowledged all the work we do with the local community, plus we were runners up for “Best Family Dining” in the 2013 Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards, and were winners of the Good Food Award in 2020!

We can’t forget our resident pub dog Sage who loves meeting and playing with other dogs that visit the pub.

“The food has been fantastic”

Started ordering from The Waggon at Hale a couple of months ago and so far have had five deliveries. I have to say that the food has been fantastic so far and always turns up piping

Mad Max

“Amazing Breakfast”

Amazing breakfast again today at the Waggon, quality of food exceptional, staff so friendly and helpful 10/10

Paul O'Meara

“A Real Treasure of A Kitchen”

We have enjoyed many takeaways from this brilliant pub during lockdown. A real treasure of a kitchen! Fantastic service, generous portions, wonderful food. Would recommend highly.

Tracy Rose


Has been done up beautifully, great outdoor area with animals to look at for the kids! FANTASTIC food and extremely cheap for what you get! Fabulous friendly staff and best of all dog friendly!!! Great pub for absolutely everyone!

Claire Mulford

Pub Opening Times

Tuesday 10am – 9pm (food served until 7.30pm)
Wednesday 10am – 9pm (food served until 7.30pm)
Thursday 10am – 9pm (food served until 7.30pm)
Friday 10am – 9pm (food served until 7.30pm)
Saturday 10am – 9pm (food served until 7.30pm)
Sunday 10am – 7pm (food served until 6pm)

Delivery Times

Tuesday 9am – 7.30pm
Wednesday 9am – 7.30pm
Thursday 9am – 7.30pm
Friday 9am – 7.30pm
Saturday 9am – 7.30pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

Contact Us

Waggon at Hale
179 Capstone Road


01634 400 800

[email protected]