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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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  • 138
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
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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
Lovely local pub

Since hearing the Waggon has reopened, I have called in on numerous occasions for a drink after work on my way home and found the staff very polite and the atmosphere warm and friendly . After a few teething problems at the beginning (which the staff have handled like true professionals) I find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Hilary S
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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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Since hearing the Waggon has reopened, I have called in on numerous occasions for a drink after work on my way home and found the staff very polite and the atmosphere warm and friendly . After a few teething problems at the beginning (which the staff have handled like true professionals) I find this a lovely local pub. Also called... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had booked Sunday lunch for 11 of us to celebrate our brother-in-law's eary retirement. We had high hopes as the inn has just had a complete refurbishment, but I am sorry to say that neither the food or the service was very good, We ordered various drinks and a bottle of Prosecco, the waitress did not open the bottle... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We went to this pub just after it re-opened having used to go before it closed and it has went downhill. The staff are polite and welcoming but the food was average at best and when I ordered my sandwich it came with no stuffing and the bun was hard. Will give it one more chance as it could just... More 

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northumberland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stopped by for a meal at the Waggon. The serving staff were very polite and couldn't do enough - but the food needs attention. Please take the curry sauce off the menu - it tasted like chip shop curry sauce with cream mixed in it. It was horrific. I don't understand why anyone would serve prawn curry and rice with... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the second time I have been here since it reopened. This time was no different to the first time (reviewed it then). Food was exactly as you would expect, good pub grub. I had the burger.. Again... Was told that there was no buns but I could have it in a baguette, this didn't bother me and I... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Mothering Sunday - We did book by telephone, 2 weeks in advance thinking it would be busy, however word has obviously got round as the pub/restaurant was not very busy at all! First impressions were good when we walked through the door, the interior has had a lick of paint and it now looks light and bright, however that is... More 

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Northumberland, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have eaten at The Waggon on three occasions over the last couple of weeks and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Whilst the menu isn't as extensive as it has been under previous ownerships, the food itself is freshly cooked and tasty. Proper chips, just like mother used to make! And what is more it is excellent value - with good... More 

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Whalton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went out for our Sunday lunch and thought we would give the newly re-opened Wagon Inn a try. What a BIG mistake!!!! After being seated at our table and asking to see the wine list we were told there was no list and were verbally told a few of the wines on offer, and also then told that they... More 

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Northumberland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Decor bright and cheery and log burner on. Place was warm and cosy. Decided to eat whilst there ( last orders at 8 ,so cut it fine) large steak & peppercorn sauce was very delicious and steak and ale pie full of tasty chunks of beef. Although menu limited ,the prices are very reasonable for food provided. Sunday lunch under... More 

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North Shields, North Tyneside
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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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 - 27
  • 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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