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The Waggon Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here in our motor home for one night and had dinner in the bar. Steak pie and chips and gammon steak with a fried egg on top along with three pints came to £20.50 along with free overnight parking in their large level car park. Food was plentiful and well cooked. A bargain we thought, staff very nice... More 

Thank Ian D
Whalton, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend here for lunch. Gorgeous day so sat outside where the lovely Anna served us, even bringing refills out to us as we were deep in conversation ! Menu nice and varied, inexpensive and the food we had was tasty, good and nicely presented. Ample parking and nice outdoor seating at picnic tables. Staff were polite and friendly,... More 

Thank Fiona C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a drink as we enjoy the pub but the Carling and Coors were both rotten. It was like the lines hadn't been cleaned in weeks. The barmaid changed the first pints but the second were just as bad. Also, they have the worst designed baby changing facilities I have ever seen. a fold down table over a... More 

Thank iank141
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for Sunday lunch yesterday. We booked an hour before so it was easy to get a table but could have walked in. It doesn't look anything special when you walk in, quite old fashioned and a bit like your Nanna's house but it's clean and well presented. *THEY DON'T TAKE CARD* so make sure you take cash... More 

Thank Louisewillumsen87
Kendal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

From the outside this place looks very appealing. On entering the side entrance there was just a piece of paper on a side table to tell you they didn't take card payment. There was only one other person at the bar when we arrived and I just thought it was because it was 4:00 in the afternoon so there wouldn't... More 

Thank Jules12364
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Be warned that despite displaying signage that they accept card payments they don't! Cash only but no signage to this effect. Food was fine but a little overpriced. Didn't seem particularly interested or apologetic when I pointed out the misleading signage. Perhaps that's why the place was deserted.

Thank Johnbrittain1
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The place was largely deserted. The food choices meagre and the specials board certainly wasn't. We were committed to staying, but would not chose to do so again. The scampi was not properly cooked and seemed watery. The lasagna seemed to have a cardboard base (it couldn't be cut) and a Kraft cheese slice on top. The credit card wasn't... More 

Thank vpexplores1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Do not go there - terrible food and appaling customer service. The chef has never heard of seasoning - the yorkshire puddings are one doughy stogh, the 'roast potatoes' are a watery mush and the meat is over cooked. - when you complain you get a vacant apology off the waiter - he really does not know what you are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Oh dear. Chef doesn't even know how to make a chicken Caesar salad. 4 pieces of uncut lettuce with tomatoes. Cucumber and onion. Chunk of dry chicken on top. Left mostly uneaten and will never go back

Thank Colin J
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

After a trip to Wallington and then a walk around Bolam Lake, we decided to stop here for lunch. Special deals £5.75 and we we not disappointed. Mince and dumplings for hubby who said it was great, plus a dish with 3 different veg. On the menu there was chicken ceaser salad, I asked if there were any more salads... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?