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The Waggon Inn

) #18 of 19 Restaurants in Ponteland ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
+44 1661 881872
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Higham Dykes | Milbourne, Ponteland NE20 0DH, England
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Stopped here on our route to Belsay hall. Had a Fantastic Meal in a nice-homely atmosphere. A great variety of choice on the menus can highly recommend the Pie of the day & the Chicken breast stuffed with haggis.We shall definitely will be back.More

1  Thank Misty_8_12
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

What better comment can we have than 'we will be back' ! That's exactly what we aim to achieve when every customer walks through our doors - we hope they leave feeling that they want to come back again, so many thanks for letting us...More

Reviewed 29 August 2012

We were driving up to Northumberland and were starving. We randomly stopped off at this pub and they were doing a Sunday Lunch. We couldn't have asked for anything more.The staff were extremely friendly and after spotting from our accents that we weren't local, they...More

Thank KJB1986
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Well we're very glad you did decide to stop and have a break with us - thank you very much for your positive comments and for taking the time to write a review. We hope you will call in again if you're passing our way...More

Reviewed 21 August 2012

We visited The Waggon with friends. The restaurant has a very pleasant ambience and the meal was of a high quality at a reasonable price. Brenda the manager was friendly and attentive. We shall certainly be returning and recommending The Waggon to our friends.More

Thank BandL60
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

As I mentioned in the previous review - customer service is very important to us, so it's very helpful to read your comments. Our aim is for every customer to feel that they want to come back again - whether it's for a pint of...More

Reviewed 18 August 2012

Called in for dinner as my friend and I were passing. From the minute we entered the premises we were made to feel welcome. We ate in the restaurant which was calm and relaxing. The food looked wonderful and portions large so we opted for...More

Thank DylanB_9
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your positive comments. It's very important to us that people feel welcome when they visit us, so it's always great when reviewers comment so that we can measure whether or not we're getting things right. It's also a great...More

Reviewed 17 August 2012

Stopped here on our way back from the airport. Good lunch - the fish and chips are huge. Very friendly hosts and a nice pint of Nel's Best (the best beer in Northumberland). What more can one want! We'll be back to try the Sunday...More

1  Thank woodtroll
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed yourselves on your first visit to the Waggon and hope that it won't be the last! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you again on your return visit.

Reviewed 11 August 2012

Returning from a short break in Harrogate my wife and I were travelling through Northumberland on the Newcastle/Jedburgh road. At about lunch time we saw what appeared to be an old coaching Inn called "The Waggon Inn". On entering this Inn we received a fantastic...More

1  Thank emboalex
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

We're always grateful to customers who take the time to write a review after visiting to us. We're very glad that you chose to break your journey here and hope to welcome you again if ever you're passing this way. Your comments are very much...More

Reviewed 2 August 2012 via mobile

went for a meal on wednesday here and what a find. we were greeted brenda who was so lovely and friendly. we were given free choice of tables while brenda poured our drinks. our meals were stunning all home cooked and fresh. everything was faultless...More

1  Thank JohnP09Newcastle
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response to this review - I've been wracking my brains to think of a quirky reply after the conversation I had with the writer about TripAdvisor, but I've failed miserably ! Thank you for writing such an objective review - it's...More

Reviewed 30 July 2012

Lovely meal. Food was delicious , really friendly couldn't do enough for us.a bit out the way for us but worth the travel

1  Thank Karen G
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your very positive review. We;'re delighted that you felt your visit was worth the travel! We very much look forward to welcoming you again on a return visit.

Reviewed 22 July 2012

I found this Inn using Trip Advisor and what a find ! The owner John and his family could not not have been more friendly. They created a great informal and welcoming atmosphere. The food was fantastic - all home made and to the highest...More

2  Thank Perception
TheWaggon, Manager at The Waggon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We do work hard to try and give customers what they're looking for so it's fantastic when visitors let us know when we're getting it right! We genuinely value your feedback. Look forward...More

Reviewed 10 July 2012

We've eaten at the Waggon several times, we have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and well cooked. Portions are ample and there is an extensive menu to choose from. One of our party is currently using a wheelchair, Brenda always makes sure...More

2  Thank BertiePoombah
Management response:

It's especially helpful to have reviews from customers who have eaten with us on more than one occasion as it does indeed help to build a good reputation, so many thanks for taking the time to write your review and for all your positive feedback....More

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Robert S
Is there a fish dish on the al cart menue
8 August 2015|
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Response from S S | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I can't remember. I think there is a menu on their website that you could look at or perhaps give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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.