Our opening times
Monday to Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10.30pm
Monday to Saturday: 12pm to 2pm
Sunday: 12pm to 3pm
A short menu featuring sandwiches,snacks,steaks and burgers is available Monday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Monday to Saturday: 6pm to 9pm
Bank Holidays (except Good Friday)
Food served 12pm to 5pm)
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Rat Inn
Award winning food in a relaxed country pub atmosphere.
Karen and Phil have earned a reputation for quality since taking over the pub in late 2007. With Phil in the kitchen and Karen running front of house the pub has achieved recognition in many guides and is currently ranked number 13 in the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 gastropubs 2016.
The Rat is now open for food every day.
The menu is chalked on a board, with dishes changing daily depending on what’s available, a separate bar menu offers lighter snacks and delicious sandwiches.
Our Sunday lunch service is extremely popular with a choice of brunch dishes,roasts and local steaks ,so advance booking is essential.
The pub has always championed local food with as much sourced from suppliers based in the surrounding Northumberland countryside as possible.
Children are welcome at The Rat and we can provide smaller portions of whatever dishes we have on the menu to suit all tastes and appetites.
Fantastic food lovely pub would highly recommend
Excellent service and food, couldn't have asked for more. On my second date with a beautiful lady and after this evening our third date looking good thankyou. See you again soon 🙂.
Lovely meal attentive staff just waited a while to order
Lovely lunch perfect in every aspect. We would have liked to try the rib roast but it was just too big for us 3 girls! Great venue, food well cooked and presented.. 5*****!
We loved our visit to The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham. We had the most wonderful Sunday lunch, starting with the platter of mini starters which was such a perfect starter, I’m so greedy and never know what to choose I always feel like I might have missed out but not this time my absolute favourite on the platter was the Breaded Coley I could have eaten a LOT of that the beef was cooked to utter perfection and there was plenty of it along with the well selected and beautifully seasoned vegetables those little potatoes were to die for as was the cabbage (as was all of it really). I have an awful intolerance to double cream and how kind were the staff to find out all about the puddings and the alterations that were made to my Apple and cinnamon galette were so kind. Lovely food, great surroundings kind generous staff, certainly a place we’ll visit often! Thank you.
Very good quality food, but a little slow.
Very good food and drinks. We shall be back
We visit Hexham every year and the Rat inn Is our top of the list for a meal.
A lovely afternoon was had in a very cosy and welcoming pub.
Delicious food, friendly service and a beautiful building. Appreciated sitting next to the fire on a dark and wet night! We will definitely be back soon.
My favourite place to eat
Great food and service. The grouse was perfectly cooked.
Beautiful country pub. Great location. Staff were fantastic and the food and drink selection was excellent. Great to see such a selection of local food and drinks. All six people in our group enjoyed all the meals.
Food was good but thought for the price small service between course was very poor we sat for over 25 mins with empty dinner plates on table while staff mattered with other customers
Very good rotating menu with daily specials. Coffee was a big thing for me and it did not disappoint. Staff were friendly and not pushy like some restaurants they werevery knowledgable and gave good advice on food. Portions were perfect. Will defintly be back next year to celebrate our anniversary when staying in the area.
Gorgeous meal and lovely staff. Love this place!
Lovely staff, great food with different accompiantments. I had the beef cheek which was delicious. Sticky toffee pudding always good. 3rd visit and always good ingredients and interesting menu. Would like to see bread and butter pudding on the menu.
We celebrated a friend’s birthday and enjoyed an excellent lunch in a lovely setting. The food was well prepared and portions were generous. Service was attentive yet discreet.
Excellent Sunday lunch. Relaxed surroundings. Great service.
We have not visited before and we all enjoyed the food and evening very much. Good range of dishes to choose from and great to see you showcasing local produce. Nice to get a cheeseboard that was served at the correct temperature. Also great to be able to buy champagne by the glass!
Always a pleasure to eat at The Rat. A real gem! We would eat there every week if it was a little nearer. Only niggle was the pasta - a little overcooked - not al dente as it should be.
First class cooking of local produce in a beautiful country pub. Service was excellent. One if our favourites in the northeast and will be back soon
Superb visit to the 'Rat' . Our guests who live locally , who have never been before immediately booked for their wedding aniversairy