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£5 - £15
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews mince and dumplings cheesecake good home cooked food the pub huge portions piping hot nice food be visiting again chips specials grub
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

food fantastic and staff are lovely nice and friendly all tables cleaned straight after every person leaves everyone is on the ball well done Travelling Man .

Date of visit: December 2023
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Alan Crooks, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

wow,thank you so much

Reviewed 25 December 2023

Great Christmas lunch provided by The Travelling Man family. Special thanks to Kay and Alan for their kindness and generosity.

Date of visit: December 2023
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alan crooks, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2023

more than welcome

Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Disappointing veggie options and rather delayed service. Lack of atmosphere/ friendliness and so on. Good parking though!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

We ordered 2 beef Sunday lunches at 11am for a 2pm pick up. We’ve used this before and was really happy to despite a small wait to take home our piping hot meals. The pub was full of diners as normal, I noticed they did...daily specials Mon to Fri at £6.99. Both our takeaways had plenty of beef, lots of veg, roastie and yorkie pud. Great qualityMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

One of the best places in shields to go for home cooked food kay and Allen plus staff look after you

Date of visit: May 2023
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kay crooks, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

Thank you so much

Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

Nice food was not was expecting service was fantastic the girl who looked after us was so helpful and friendly. A +++ great work guys

Date of visit: June 2023
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kay crooks, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2023

Thank you so much

Reviewed 2 June 2023

I cannot praise this pub enough. The staff are all lovli, smiley and welcoming. Had me old favoirite briskett and mash. If u want good home cooked meals this is the place for you 🥰🥰

Date of visit: June 2023
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kay crooks, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2023

Thank you so much

Reviewed 12 May 2023

used to go to The Travelling Man regular but as it started to get more people getting in the standard of food dropped which is a shame as we used to love going there week days as well as weekends and it was ideal to...take the family for Sunday lunch so sadly wont be going back notMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

Home cooked fries chips were the highlight of the hunters chicken for my husband. I ordered mince and dumplings off the specials menu and it was enormous considering it was a lunch menu. Both high quality sand steaming hot! The portion size was huge as...well worth the money for that and taste. Met 2 of the girls and both were welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend and will 100% be returning. So excited to eat I didn't take a before so attempted to include the specials menu.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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kay crooks, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2023

Thank you so much

Reviewed 20 March 2023

Really good home cooked food great staff too friendly staff come here quite a lot would heartily recommend

Date of visit: March 2023
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kay c, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you so much

Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

Unpretentious pub grub with very quick service. Mince & Dumpling special @ £6.50 Very tasty and plentiful. Handy for traveler's on the A19

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

We’ve been to The Travelling Man a few times over the years and have normally had a good experience. We arrived to be told there’d be a delay as they had a booking of 30 due so the main dining room would be full. We...were told a 20min wait but it was only 5 or 10 mins before we were seated in the small room. Maybes due to the arrival of the group but we were served our main meals, piping hot within minutes. We didn’t feel rushed at all and the staff were great. The meals (roast of the day) was lovely, enough to make you full. We would prefer to have had a gravy boat as opposed to the meals being served with gravy all ready on and would be nice to have had beer mats too.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Went with the other half for a spontaneous lunch, arrived and carpark pretty much full thought not going to get seat. Pleasantly greeted at the door and advised there was a table but a wait on food, asked to take a seat while table was...being cleaned. Ordered drinks and swiftly arrived. Food order taken and again swiftly arrived. We had starter and main each and were seated served and paid the bill within an hour! Now if that’s what you call a wait on food then I’m more than happy to wait for the fantastic food they serve! Well done guys and gals! Have a very happy Christmas we will be back in the new year (if not before)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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kay c, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2022

Thank you so much

Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

Five of us ate here this week and have to say everything was delicious. Huge portions and piping hot when it arrived. We all ate different items but everything was delicious. Staff are all great and nothing was a bother. The bottle of Shiraz was...very nice also.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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bigcrooksy, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

thank you so much

Reviewed 31 October 2022

Visited The Travelling Man on several occasions now trying various things off the menu. Today was the fish combo with a Side of curry sauce, the partner had Chinese chicken curry. Both meals were fantastic, the fish was incredible. Chips are absolutely mega! Guinness was...cold and customer service is fantastic. Can’t knock it!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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bigcrooksy, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2022

thank you for your kind comments,so glad you enjoyed it

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Response from mukhasben | Reviewed this property |
Better to ring and check. Many pubs allow well behaved dogs in nowadays.
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Response from Sugden5 | Reviewed this property |
They may have a website with menu on but they m not sure They have a Facebook page with specials etc advertised
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Response from mikemcdowell2014 | Reviewed this property |
The culinary wizards will say pink but not for me.
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The Travelling Man is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5