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The Travelling Man

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Newcastle Road | West Boldon, West Boldon NE36 0BQ, England
+44 191 536 3401
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good home cooked food with big portions. Friendly staff and good service. The decor is a little dated but doesn't detract from the food.

Thank Kirstie L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Went on the spur of the moment after a shopping trip with my Mam and daughter. We were welcomed with a smile by a lovely friendly waitress. Our drinks were brought to the table while we looking at menus. To my daughters delight she found a number of meals she could have as a vegetarian. I had a vegtable fajita... More 

Thank liflou
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I had a 16th birthday party for my daughter yesterday and the staff, service, food etc where excellent. The service provided was second to none. I would definately recommend The Travelling Man to anyone looking for somewhere to hold a special occasion . All of our family and friends commented on the first class food served especially the hot beef... More 

Thank Krisha M
sunny south shields
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We always enjoy our visits to the Travelling Man. It is part of a number of very good pubs that serve meals and great drinks in the Boldon area. We'd had a busy day and had finished shopping at Asda so decided on a swift drink before going home. The Travelling Man has a large car park and outdoor seating... More 

Thank mukhasben
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have ate here a few time.Although the fares very industrial.My wife chose the chicken.I opted for the mince and dumplings.The service is quick.Will it would be,its straight out the microwave,Firstly the mince and dumplings.the whole lot is dumped on the plate,there is no separation.like a dogs dinner.The mince is the cheapest fatty,pie meat ive seen.watery thin fatty gravy.a somewhat... More 

Thank coolertraveler
kay c, Manager at The Travelling Man, responded to this review

so sorry to hear of your bad experience,if you would like to get in touch we would love you to try us again at our expense. i can assure you that no meals are micro waved and the mince is not cheap at all More 

West Boldon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food excellent service at an excellent price . Mince and dumplings were lovely and my husband had mini mixed grill ( there was nothing mini about it ) .

Thank catherineI4409JU
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub after family recommended it... on Thursday 2nd march .... rather disappointing! Starter of potato skins (friend) and spring rolls were nice Main course of chicken parmo (friend) with salad and chips she said was lovely. I paid extra and got a steak... bug mistake! I would swear that it was deep fried! Even after dabbing with... More 

Thank Dawnster1
kay c, Owner at The Travelling Man, responded to this review

really sorry to hear this but if you would like to give me a ring i would love you to try the experience again free of charge 0191 5363401 alan More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Where to start , we have been eating at this pub on a regular basisfor the past two years and honestly say we are very rarely disappointed. Paul and Kay go out their way to make sure there is always something for our granddaughter to eat who suffer from a gluten and lactose intolerant. They have always gone out their... More 

Thank Jill B
Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Pros: This is a traditional English pub . An eyecatching welcoming glance from a staff member as my family walked through the door was a great start. Excellent table timing and service. Staff that showed an interest on the menu choice and knew what to recommend. Food: Sunday lunch Cooked to perfection it was piping hot,veg just the right amount... More 

Thank 703paddy1963
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

First time visit with my girlfriend who suffers with Celiacs Disease. Lovely welcome from the manager who sat down and easily explained all the gluten free options on the menu (most I've ever seen so far in a pub/restaurant) - She also mentioned that a new gluten free menu is being created. -Will definitely be returning.

1 Thank danny41193

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newcastle Road | West Boldon, West Boldon NE36 0BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  West Boldon
  • Phone Number: +44 191 536 3401
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

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