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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
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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sunny south shields
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank danny41193
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Although I've past this place thousands of times.We decided to try it for Sunday lunch.The waitress took your drink order and the food followed after 5 mins.I had the beef,my wife the Turkey.the Yorkshire was first class.The veg really nice,although the portions a bit small.one miserly roast spud.The only thing that was a let down is the industrial grade frozen... More 

Thank coolertraveler
South Shields, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Well I took my two business associates here for lunch ... I chose the travelling man because : The food is great ... It's so easy to get to ..... just off A19 I go often and know how good it is however my two friends hadn't...but I can tell you they will be going again even though they are... More 

Thank Karl D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Visited today for the first time, party of 5 adults and 1 toddler. We all opted for the Sunday Lunches 2 having beef and 3 having a trio of meats , well we were certainly not disappointed, we will visit again, friendly,helpful staff nothing too much trouble, fab food and excellent value for money

Thank Susan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?