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The Floaters Mill

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Bar, British, Pub
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Woodstone Village, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 6BQ, England
+44 191 385 6695
11:30 - 23:30
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After having a disastrous visit earlier in year I decided to give this another go, as I heard it was under new management What a huge difference,staff could not do enough to assist,and we had quite an enjoyable meal. Would certainly recommend anyone having had previous poor service here,to give this another go

Thank cjs946
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Disgusting stay well clear. Veg under cooked meat over cooked. Worst carvery I've ever had. Will not be returning.

Thank safcol63
North East England
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a quiet Thursday tea time and sat in the nice and warm conservatory Didn't have starters but enjoyed a corned beef pie with chips and peas, my wife had a hunters chicken dish, my son had chicken nuggets. Tasty and hot food and lovely chips. Chocolate fudge cake and a brownie for dessert - again no complaints Prices... More 

2 Thank Motherland
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

On entering, a gushing female waitress welcomed us saying we could have our choice of table - the place was empty. My wife ordered cod with peas and chips; I asked for a mushroom omelette, with side salad and a separate serving of 'proper' chips, as opposed to the 'skinny' version on offer. Food came quickly enough but both meals... More 

1 Thank 456David
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Apparently under new management we frequented regularly for their excellent sunday lunch PRIOR TO THE NEW MANAGEMENT TAKING OVER. My goodness, this place has gone from hero to zero with the change. The sunday lunch was about as tasty as a rubber tyre. The staff were more interested in talking to themselves and the wine was absolutely awful. No taste,... More 

2 Thank dunkybabe
Level Contributor
31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I figured after the rave debacle of the place I'd go when it was quiet....noticed the play area for kids was fixed...looks nice if its kept up... Wrong...boring no life...beer awful...staff to busy chatting to notice other customers....pass Unfortunately there isn't a minus option for the rating on trip adv

1 Thank Marc L
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have passed the Floaters many times and always meant to try the place. The acquisition of a Sun-fm discount dining voucher finally enticed us in. Place was quiet and we ordered our food and waited and waited and waited. After half an hour our order taker rushed up to the table and apologised as the order had not transferred... More 

Thank Trevor D
Durham England
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Ate here yesterdayou I had the scampi and my husband had the cod gougons both were very good and came with peas, salad and tartare sauce. Staff were friendly and attentive. Haven't been here for a while due to change of managementl and poor reviews on here but couldn't fault it yesterday and will go back..

Thank Jaxster
Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Food is terrible, service even worse. Left due to the wait and still made to pay for the drinks!!! Disgusting, this place used to be lovely, not any more. Not the owners fault, they weren't even aware. Rest of staff terrible and chef is just wrong.

1 Thank megsville
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Was good but found the plates were too small to fit the carvery on and the kids plates were tiny too . The food was nice but not exceptional ☺

Thank Tracey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodstone Village, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 6BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 385 6695

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?