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The Waggon Inn - CLOSED

Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We have visited several times now and have never been disappointed. We couldn't grumble about Sunday lunch yesterday at all, it was absolutely delicious and the apple crumble just perfect. Brenda and her staff are lovely nothing is too much trouble. Good luck with your move to The Beresford Arms we will certainly see you there!

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. As the main quality controller and prime taster in the establishment I have to agree that the apple crumble was really delicious last week !! It's great to have reviews from returning customers as it enforces our consistent approach to the business - though we never take anything for granted and work hard to... More

Morpeth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

After a dreadful meal at the Badger in Ponteland last week this week' s trip to try the Waggon ( on the A696 road from Ponteland to Belsay) was a wonderful and totally satisfying experience which excelled at every level with a party of eight us arriving at 6 pm. On arrival a pre-meal drink in the bar was served... More

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

Thank you so much for all of your positive, objective comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed the whole experience of dining with us. We do strive hard to maintain our good track record, so it's very satisfying to read a review like this. As you pointed out, we are unfortunately leaving the Waggon as we're unable to renew our... More

Ponteland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After a busy morning up to elbows in potting compost at our local horticultural college (I am a Friend, not a student) it was necessary to reward myself before a visit to the osteopath. As usual, a lovely welcome from the landlord and his wife, and after very little time was tempted again by the chicken breast stuffed with stilton... More

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

Thank you so much for yet again taking the time to write a review, your comments are very much appreciated and we're delighted that you enjoyed your lunch again. Many thanks. More

Rothbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Mother's Day four roast meals x 4 all with totally cremated yorkshire puddings. From the "chef" that dared put them on the plates to the waitress that dared put them in front of us, shame on you. I've never been served food that burnt in a restaurant before. But with a special occasion no one at our table wanted to... More

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

I have tried to contact this reviewer personally to find out more information. It is very frustrating when customers don't bring things to our attention at the time as we could have rectified the situation having been able to see the food ourselves and leaving everyone satisfied. We were fully booked all day on Sunday, serving 180 meals and I... More

Co. Durham
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We called in for an early evening meal in the bar on a Tuesday evening. The starter of black pudding was swamped with a pepper sauce and served with no finesse. The main course of beef and ale pie was lacking meat and again was swimming in an unpleasant gravy. The meal was not served by the usual efficient girls... More

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

We are very disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your last visit. I note that you are a returning visitor and one that has previously given us very positive reviews, which concerns me more. I have to say that the black pudding starter which for the benefit of readers is served on a horseradish mash with a peppercorn sauce... More

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