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Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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Description: A traditional old coaching inn with a restaurant, also serving meals in...
A traditional old coaching inn with a restaurant, also serving meals in the bar. Home cooked, locally sourced food cooked fresh to order. Good choice of locally brewed real ales and cider on draft. Good wines, lovely setting, warm welcome. Ideal for small parties, functions. Located within 5 miles of Newcastle Airport. Special offer on real ales every Tuesday 6 - 8pm.
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 11
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Steak

Pop in for a mid week lunch and was pleasantly surprised. We received lovely table service. Steaks were delicious well cooked served with homemade proper chips. Nice portion sizes.. Nice decor looks freshly done. Menu is ok not too much choice which is good, good price but could use some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went for Sunday Lunch Black yorkshire pudding, Told member of staff who came back with another after 5 mins Looked Great the Replacement,Started Eatng again and as soon as i Turned over Replacement Yorkshire it was Back as the Ace of Spades.Told New Manager about this after i took my plate to him He grunted something then next time i... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Pop in for a mid week lunch and was pleasantly surprised. We received lovely table service. Steaks were delicious well cooked served with homemade proper chips. Nice portion sizes.. Nice decor looks freshly done. Menu is ok not too much choice which is good, good price but could use some descriptions and when ordering be clear to ask for sauce.... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went here again last night and had a great meal, beautifully cooked and extremely reasonably priced. The staff are all lovely, happy and polite, and their house white is under a tenner a bottle. And it's nice ! We always have a good meal here and look forward to returning.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had the Sunday lunch, came with 2 lovely big Yorkshire puds which were tasty and homemade. Roast beef was lovely and tender and gravy was nice. Unfortunately the vegetables were hard and the mash potatoes had far too much pepper, the brocolli had a weird mint flavour too. The starter of soup was also a bit strange leek and potato... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had heard the Waggon had re-opened and after being unable to get a table at a nearby restaurant tried here and am really glad we did. The restaurant was full but we were offered a really comfortable table in the bright airy bar. The young lad serving behind the bar was excellent, taking our drinks order and delivering them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stumbled across this venue on a rural drive the previous day. So phoned and booked for three today at 1.30 . It is always good to try things out and upon arrival as the car park is situated to the left of the pub it looked empty! It wasn't... We had a choice of two tables in the restaurant... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went with 2 friends for lunch the food was lovely and a good choice of nicely cooked veg. Staff very pleasant and friendly . The restaurant was quiet so service was great I am sure this eatery will improve with time ,give it a try

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Newcastle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The mashed potatoes achieved the unfortunate consistency of wallpaper paste in consistency whilst also being lumpy... oh and they were luke warm. The one lonely roast potato was not crispy. The roast chicken was a fairly dry, tasteless lump of unappetising white breast, the skin had been removed and there was no seasoning whatsoever. The gravy was mmmmmmm Bisto. Sandstorm... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Looks like the TA rating is a reflection of previous management and reputation rather than those in place since reopening. We popped in for 1 drink on Saturday night on the way back from a meal in Dinnington. After (sadly) reducing the rabbit population on the country road from Ponteland we came to the pub and appreciated the refurb. The... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Dropped in for a Sunday afternoon drink as we were passing on the way into Newcastle. Unhappy disengaged staff, no smiles or greeting. Out of date crisps returned to bar with no apology. Outside I tried to chat lightly with a member about how long they had been open and got a monosyllabic answer. These people don't want to run... More 

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Address: Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
Phone Number: +44 1661 881872
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Ponteland
Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Ponteland
  • Phone Number: +44 1661 881872

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

A traditional old coaching inn with a restaurant, also serving meals in the bar. Home cooked, locally sourced food cooked fresh to order. Good choice of locally brewed real ales and cider on draft. Good wines, lovely setting, warm welcome. Ideal for small parties, functions. Located within 5 miles of Newcastle Airport. Special offer on real ales every Tuesday 6 - 8pm.

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