The Potters Wheel

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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK1,836 contributions
MAKE YOUR MIND UP!
Aug 2019
We got off the train at noon and made the arduous walk down to the Potters Wheel, expecting to enjoy a leisurely pub lunch before catching the train back at 13:30. I say arduous because I have difficulty walking and it was made even more so, by dragging the old granny along to a constant ear bashing, as her walking ability is also poor. The pub looked good from the outside, as we approached. There were outside tables on an artificial grass and pretty flower boxes. Things went rapidly downhill when we tried the door and found that the place was closed.

After reading a notice on the door, it would appear that it had recently changed hands. On further inspection of the outside signage, it looks like it is being run as a Chinese and Pan Asian restaurant and takeaway, open from around 17:30 onwards. However, directly underneath that, it says that the pub is open for lunches from 11:00. Apart from starving, we ended up having to get a taxi back to one of the stations further down the line. The problem is that it looks like a pub and sounds like a pub, ergo it either is or isn't. The new owners need to make their minds up and take the appropriate action, sooner than later, as we weren't the only ones to think it was still a pub. If it is an Asian restaurant, all the signage should be changed to reflect that and the place should be made to like like an Asian restaurant, rather than a pub; to avoid more poor souls being misled.
Written August 15, 2019
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Kenneth B
5 contributions
Mid Week evening meal
Jul 2019 • Couples
Called in didn't realise it was a Chinese restaurant. Excellent value for money 4 courses for £8.95 . Excellent friendly staff very helpful. However I must say that although it wasn't busy with only having two staff on duty to serve the restaurant,bar, outside tables and takeaway meals they were clearly overwhelmed. long delays between courses.. NOT the staffs fault. Well worth a visit but allow plenty of time. MORE STAFF NEEDED!
Written July 20, 2019
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neil b
Durham, UK23 contributions
Awful food
Feb 2019 • Couples
Popped in as boards outside promised good .. food disgusting tasteless when complained was told what do you expect at that price enough said would not go back
Written February 10, 2019
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magic1291
Sunniside, UK17 contributions
Bravo!
Aug 2018
Absolute breath of fresh air to the “potters”. Certainly not just a quick fix and seems to be in for the long term. Exactly what Sunniside has been crying out for, for years! Well done and keep up the good work.
Written August 23, 2018
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jamie a
Stanley, UK32 contributions
Evening meal
Jul 2018 • Friends
We could not make our minds up what to eat so decided to see if this place was any good after it had had a refurbishment and new owners.
The food was excellent with a good choice the staff are very friendly and helpfull portions where well presented and ample. The bill was very reasonable and would certainly go again and highly recommend a visit.
Written July 24, 2018
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Ann A
Carlisle, UK7 contributions
Local
Jul 2017 • Couples
Can't beat this pub for good value for money ,excellent food and friendly staff !!!....my partner and I eat in this pub at least twice a week...great selection of home cooked food cooked to order...even our dog is welcome ....highly recommended 😁😁😁😁
Written July 18, 2017
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Pamela J
2 contributions
Re-visiting our regular eating place
Feb 2017 • Couples
As always we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Quick service despite the fact that it was busier than usual, however we did go earlier than usual. We have never been disappointed there and really enjoy the friendly atmosphere. We have to pass several other Pub/Restaurants on our way but find this one the best for quality and price. Really don't understand some of the reviews but I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Written February 1, 2017
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pauline w
Kos Town, Greece263 contributions
Great value
Oct 2016 • Couples
Called in for a meal when we were passing . During the week they do 2 meals for £8. Good choice on the menu I had Chiil Concarne my husband had the gammon with egg & great chips. Friendly staff great value.
Written October 18, 2016
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Alan C
4 contributions
Mr
Aug 2016 • Family
Never had a bad meal yet Sunday dinners are to die for and you won't get better gravy anywere we even travel from aycliffe for the Sunday lunch
Written August 22, 2016
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Stevo201
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK4 contributions
Lunch
Aug 2016 • Solo
I live about a mile away from this place and Ive been up here for about two year and its only the first time Ive been in, maybe its the appearance at times Ive wondered if its actually been open... boards outside dated, I dont know but for some reason Ive never fancied it until now.
First apoearance clean and friendly 👍 opted for a pint of deuchars and a hot beef sandwich with chips.
Beer was lovely and when the food come I was very impressed, home cooked chips and the beef sandwich was beautiful, lovely tender beef and lots of it in a rich and traditional gravy... delicious and only 4.95!
Family friendly pub that I wish Id visited sooner, cant wait to bring the kids... they even have street fighter!!!
Only gripe, maybe menus at the tables, but a huge range on the chalk boards next to the bar.
Very happy chap!
Written August 4, 2016
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