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Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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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 6 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 3 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 

1 Thank reinerstockle
1 review
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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157 reviews
56 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 

Thank Geordie112
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We called in having had our dog out at Bolam Lake to see what The Waggon was like these days as I remember it from years ago when folk would travel there as the food was great......OMG how things have turned here and what a crying shame it is. Nobody other than one old couple in. Dance music playing???? Loose... More 

1 Thank Xan_Rosie
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We stopped by for a late lunch after returning home from the Scottish Borders. It was our first visit. We had the homemade soup and vegetarian tart for starters which were both tasty. For mains we had roast lamb and roast beef though there was 4 meats to choose from. We didn't have to wait too long and when it... More 

Thank Kath1722
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a Friday lunchtime. Food was freshly cooked and tasty. We had gammon, a chicken baguette and scampi. The children's meal consisted of proper chicken nuggets and plenty of beans/chips. The pub was on the cold side so lighting the fire would have been a nice touch but overall an enjoyable lunch.

Thank Jemma5555

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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 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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