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“Decent food”

The Wild Boar Houghton le spring
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Your local Wetherspoons serving your favourite meals and drinks in a child friendly environment.
Durham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Decent food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We gave The Wild Boar a try this week. We're not really a fan of Wetherspoon pubs but this place was pretty decent for a Wetherspoons. The food was decent enough even though a little bland and the portions were generous for the price. It wasn't too busy on a Tuesday lunchtime so we had excellent service from ordering at the bar to getting our food soon after ordering. If you want top notch service with top notch food, together with a top notch price, then this place isn't for you but if you want to pop in somewhere while out shopping for a bit of food and a drink and not expect too much then this is a decent place to go.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
newcastle
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“decent wetherspoons - not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

positives -very clean - lovely service, good menu, hot food - great price
downsides - kids everywhere!!! takes ages at the bar as all the coffees getting made... employ another member of staff!

Visited March 2014
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Thank minxymike
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“mixed bag”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Breakfasts & coffees excellent value & good quality.
Main menu food of mixed quality but still good value.
Bar selection & prices very good, with regular 'guest ales'.
Venue is good when its quiet but extremely noisy when busy!
Staff are also very good but service can sometimes be slow - my perception is that they can be under-staffed a lot of the time.

Overall you get what you pay for & I'll keep going back!

Visited March 2014
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England
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“excellent birthday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

This was my grand daughters 27th birthday. My 2 daughters and partner 3 adult grandchildren and 2 baby great grand children were there. The food was excellent and at. 7 pound for two meals who could possibly complain. Rose wine for 8 pound a bottle added to meal. Service was extremely good and efficient. My baked potatoe must have had a whole tin of tuna on it. The birthday cake provided by my daughter was brought out and the plates and cuttlery provided. It is my birthday in a couple of weeks and I intend to spend it there. This was my first visit but. Definitely I will be becoming a regular visiter

  • Visited March 2014
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Vegetarian sausage and mash was gorgeous! Portions are really big and therefore the prices aren't too bad. Our meal was taken to a different table and this was the only problem! Apart from it taking a while to be cooked and brought through everything is great. We waited 20 minutes for dessert and received a free drink! Staff were welcoming and friendly and the chocolate fudge cake was the nicest cake I've ever had. I recommend this restaurant. Especially for families with young children-adults! Its great for all ages!

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