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A family run village pub serving home cooked English food 7 days of week with a great name for value dining a great range of draught lagers and beers with cask ale also available
US$7 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

Had sunday dinner today from the travelling man in boldon and I can only say..tremendous and amazing ly good value

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

A really enjoyable meal here with my wife. I mean this in a good way, it’s nothing too fancy, just proper, hearty cooking. The two mains, chicken with pancetta and leek and a really generous mince and dumplings were delicious. The desserts too, like old...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020

Having really enjoyed Sunday dinner takeaways from here during lockdown, it was nice to have the chance as a group of four to visit and eat there in person. The weather was good which meant a small wait outside before getting a table. Obviously ok...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 June 2020

My wife myself and 2 grandchildren enjoyed a brilliant lunch today. Very plentyful and extremely tasty. Will most definately be back for more 10 outa 10

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 7 June 2020

Thank you so much Kay & Alan for our takeaway Sunday lunch. If your looking for a delicious, home cooked, huge portion Sunday lunch then definitely come here, I had pork last week and chicken this week, absolutely amazing.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 24 May 2020 via mobile

Picked up a few sunday lunches over past couple of weeks , no complaints , proper home cooking ,mince and dumplings delicous , look forward to going back when it’s safe to do so .

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 10 May 2020

We’d ordered 5 meals almost as soon as we realised the Travelling Man was doing SundayMeals with a pick up appointment time. Firstly, the pick up went fine, the meals were there and ready. Unfortunately they came served in loose polystyrene box’s with the gravy...More

Date of visit: May 2020
alancX7831OG, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2020

totally agree with containers and have been changed forthwith,hope to see you soon

Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Excellent choice and price we all had 3 course for 10.00 had veggie spring rolls chilli dip then scampi chips and cheese cake and icecream was lovely

Date of visit: March 2020
alancX7831OG, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2020

Thank you for your lovely comments Diane

Reviewed 4 February 2020

We went as a family for Sunday lunch we ordered our meal and straight after sweet we were as to vacate table and go and sit in an area near the entrance to finish our drinks when we arrived there there was only standing room...More

Date of visit: January 2020
alancX7831OG, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2020

sorry to hear about this June but as you would of been aware,we get very busy on a sunday and do try to turn the tables quickly so people do not have a long wait. we ask people to finish their drinks in the seated...More

Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

Went for a family meal. Food was nice enough though only one (albeit large) roast potato was a bit disappointing. Big portion of everything else though. Left feeling stuffed. Only real gripe is the mens toilet. It absolutely stinks. Whatever's going on in those drains...More

Date of visit: January 2020
alancX7831OG, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Thanks Mick,pipe broke but now all sorted

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Response from mikemcdowell2014 | Reviewed this property |
The culinary wizards will say pink but not for me.
26 October 2015|
Response from kay c |
east boldon or brockley whins,but both a couple of miles away
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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