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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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Good honest pub grub!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Troyandy9
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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
northumberland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Ponteland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
95 reviews 95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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