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Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Description: A traditional old coaching inn with a restaurant, also serving meals in the...
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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  • 8
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  • 13
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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
Great Burger!

Came here after a morning / afternoon in Belsay and it was empty (although quite a few people came in as we were finishing our meal). We arrived at about 3pm and they had a small lunch menu available, we both went for the burgers and they arrived pretty quickly and really really freshly cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
771jenniferr
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited The Wagon on several occasions for Sunday lunch and have always found the food very tasty and reasonably priced however the hours advertised on the board outside ' food served 12 - 5pm' simply are not true as we have been turned away 3 times because they have stopped serving and we have arrived well before 5pm... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here after a morning / afternoon in Belsay and it was empty (although quite a few people came in as we were finishing our meal). We arrived at about 3pm and they had a small lunch menu available, we both went for the burgers and they arrived pretty quickly and really really freshly cooked. Great flavours, good amount of... More 

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Thank 771jenniferr
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for 8 for New Years Day. When we arrived the member of staff hastily shoved two tables together (as if we weren't expected) and we sat down. We were given the menu's and thought 'is that it?'. The menu on the website is nothing like what we were offered so they maybe need to update their... More 

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Thank 40katieb4
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a lovely pub/restaurant in beautiful countryside. It is nicely decorated and very clean. We had a Sunday dinner, which was exceptional and good value for money. The pub also serves good real ales, which is always a bonus. The only reason that I am not giving a rating of 5* is that the two waitresses could do with... More 

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Thank Peter G
Ponteland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The best Sunday lunch around Ponteland food is amazing,staff great ,good portions very very nice this place become my favourite for Sunday's lunch Thanks

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Thank Peruvian44
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here today for lunch, we all had the fish and chips which was really good and very reasonably priced. The staff member Leanne was very pleasant and friendly. We would certainly go again !

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch, a lovely set up and the staff were great. The food was well prepared, good portions and full of flavour, especially the meat which tasted like it should and not like the bland flavour you sometimes find. The service was exceptional, quick to clear the table between courses, and not a long wait for the food.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

If you dislike large portions then I would advise you to avoid this pub. We both chose the beef and it came accompanied with two large perfectly cooked Yorkshire puddings and the beef we got was more akin to a steak and beautifully tender but the highlight for me was the gravy it was fantastic. I only wish I could... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Went with of intension of having food (after reading good reviews) pub was totally empty but ordered drinks any way beer was flat, lady tried to do a Guinness totally awful tried X2 in the end gad a coots which was totally flat. The place was baltic, wasnt even remotely warm wuth heaters aroynd the place Such a shame but... More 

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Thank Dee175
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Always wanting to try new places, we stumbled across this place and having read TA reviews, decided to give it a go for Sunday lunch. I rang ahead to book a table, only half an hour before and the lady said it would be fine to just turn up. We arrived around 1.30 and were told to pick a table... 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 - 26
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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