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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived 2:30 to meet up with 2 friends. Sat in a booth in the main bar but there were plenty of seats (some also booths) in the restaurant area. Log burner wasn't on today but I was glad as I'm always hot - especially when eating and drinking. We only had main courses - 3 beef, I pork. All... More 

Thank onlymaisy2011
Houston, TX
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was good, even although they had ran out of a couple of items. I would stop here again, but don't expect the Ritz.

Thank CindyAHouston_TX
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank vpexplores1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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?