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“Don't order the pie ....”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Milecastle Inn

Milecastle Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Haltwhistle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A traditional family run country pub serving home cooked food and a selection of real ales, beers, wines and spirits. Booking are recommended during the busy summer season. Sorry but we are unable to allow dogs inside the pub however, dogs are very welcome in the beer garden.
Thrapston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Don't order the pie ....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My son & I stopped off at this inn on Saturday after an afternoon's walking, having been recommended by a friend. To be fair, my son's haddock and chips looked delicious - fresh cooked with a crispy batter. Unfortunately the same could not be said for my turkey, ham and chestnut pie. Sounds delicious? Think again. It had obviously been microwaved to heat, as the pastry was all-over soggy (not just caused by the gravy) and stale-tasting, with a tough crust. I was expecting the filling to be a compact mix of meat and chestnut chunks, but instead it was a grey-coloured mush with no discernable taste or texture. I mentioned this politely to the staff at the time who said they'd pass on my comments to the chef, but that's the last I heard.

So - if you'd like a friendly inn with a good ambience, fine, but don't order the pie.

  • Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Saw this place in the Good Food Guide and was very pleasantly surprised. The bar was small and friendly with a decent selection of beers and the wine was a very palatable Pinot Grigio - not expensive. We could not get a table in the restaurant because it was fully booked so we ate in the small bar - there was a good selection of obviously home made pies with a choice of potatoes and a decent portion of local fresh vegetables. The other choices were the usual fish, lasagne etc but were well cooked and presented. The prices were extremely reasonable and would be well worth a second (or third) visit!

  • Visited August 2012
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Lake District, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Lovely country inn well worth a short detour from the A69. Good food (the pies are really good), reasonable priced and served quickly. Good choice of real ales.

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