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Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
sunday lunch..evening meal..casual afternoon with party of 25

alway,s wanted to visit this pub,and did so one sunday for dinner,both me and the wife,everything on plate home made,couldn,t fault meal,service,and value for money..two weeks later,had family up from london,and on day out at carlisle ,decided to stop off for evening meal..everything was as good as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Birtley, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Meals at the Waggon Inn have deteriorated both in presentation and taste. Decor is also tasteless and service is poor.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a nice venue been often in the past, but not since the new owners opened in January this year. Warm welcome, but Monday lunch - very disappointing - mash only half mashed, greasy chips looked 3 days old, presentation poor - won't be back !

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wallsend tyne&wear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

alway,s wanted to visit this pub,and did so one sunday for dinner,both me and the wife,everything on plate home made,couldn,t fault meal,service,and value for money..two weeks later,had family up from london,and on day out at carlisle ,decided to stop off for evening meal..everything was as good as the sunday dinners we had...a further 2weeks later,i arranged to take a party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Popped in for a quick bite on our way home from day out .. We had the dog so sat out in the garden area. Pleasantly surprised by the generous portion sizes, well presented and really tasty .. We will be calling again

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New York
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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