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The Waggon Inn

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Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 6
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
refurb is good, food not so good

Just been with friends. The menu is basic with old favourites on, which is great. However that's where it ends. I ordered scampi and chips with salad. Scampi was fine but the chips were awful and I had to remind them about the salad. Other people in my company had mince and dumplings with veg... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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North Shields, North Tyneside
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Shields, North Tyneside
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Just been with friends. The menu is basic with old favourites on, which is great. However that's where it ends. I ordered scampi and chips with salad. Scampi was fine but the chips were awful and I had to remind them about the salad. Other people in my company had mince and dumplings with veg. They said the dumpling was... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After waiting for the Waggon to reopen we went for a meal the other night. The pub was cold and looked bleak. We had a meal with our coats on and the food was poor. Looked like frozen scampi from Iceland and the steak pie was burned on top and the chips were soggy! The only bright spark was the... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went for lunch with friends- great food, reasonably priced and lovely waiter's {Steven and Edouardo.}Would certainly go again...

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The Wagon has finally re opened. Called in and was very impressed with the refit, friendly attentive staff. The food was far better then before. Well done and keep it up!!!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Just been to the newly opened Waggon Inn just outside Ponteland for a Valentine's meal and have had a great evening. Food was great and the new staff are fabulous couldn't of made us feel more welcome. They really know how to look after you. We wish you all the very best at the Waggon.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

WHAT A SHAME.!!!!!! ALL the staff are MOVING out to the Beresford Arms at Whalton a few miles away because the Leaseholder has increased their rent by an amount that has forced them out . So all I can say is try the Beresford Arms at Whalton in a week or two and see the change they will make when... More 

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TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

We were all sad to leave the Waggon as it has such a history for a lot of people, but we very much look forward to welcoming customers at the Beresford in Whalton. Thanks to the writer who has given us such a good reference, I can assure you we will not let you down. Our carrots live on !!! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Paid a recent visit as we knew John Brenda and the team were leaving for pastures new at the Beresford Arms in near bye Whalton village Still the usual friendly welcome from John and regulars alike Its a shame the owner of this place did not appreciate the excellent tenants he had running this lovely inn the way their customers... More 

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TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

As a family business it's always been important to us to make customers feel welcome and aim for them to enjoy whatever it is they come for - whether it's a pint, a coffee, food or whatever, so your comments are most appreciated. But of course the atmosphere is not created just by us - all of our regular customers... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Went a couple of year ago after clay shooting near ogle and go all the time now. The family who run the pub are genuinely lovely people and nothing is a problem to them! The food is fantastic, especially the liver and bacon! There is always a good selection of ales which are kept well. Would highly recommend this place... More 

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TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review - in particular for mentioning the ale as well as the food, we take great care to keep the beer tasting as good as the food, so it's great to know we're 'hitting the spot' ! We're very sorry to be leaving the Waggon, but hope you'll come and see us... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Had another wonderful night at the Waggon.Took my son and his wife and daughters and they were thrilled.Food and service once again impeccable. Cannot wait till the A team get to the Beresford Arms in Whalton. They will make a big difference.

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TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you once again for your positive comments, we 're truly delighted that your evening was exactly what you expected. We very much look forward to welcoming you at the beresford in Whalton - particularly as you have visited there in the past. Many thanks once again for taking the time to write your review. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We visited the Waggon for Sunday lunch earlier this month for a family birthday celebration (a party of eleven people, including an 80-something and several 20-somethings and teens. The whole experience was fantastic: the staff couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and efficient and the food was delicious, including the veggie lunch. It was also very good value. Good luck... More 

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TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you first of all for choosing us to celebrate such a special occasion! Your comments are very appreciated and will be conveyed to all staff. We look forward to welcoming you at our new location, the Beresford Arms, Whalton, telephone 01670 775273. thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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