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
- Outdoor Seating
- 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.
Delicious food and lovely atmosphere
Great food, excellent service and exceptional atmosphere. Highly recommended.
We booked lunch for two parents and two grandparents plus one grandchild, in a high chair. The staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming, giving us a table in the annex/conservatory area. The food was excellent of course. Our grandchild was well-behaved but of course talkative which provided the only sour note of our visit - the grumpy, joyless man on the next table who seemed seriously unhappy about being near diners with a child. Other than that, a perfect lunchtime. Thanks!
Very welcoming and lovely food.
Lovely place, great food & service. Always busy but never felt ignored.
My sister and I always love to have a special Christmas meal together and this year we had a fantastic time at The Rat Inn... everything was absolutely wonderful!
Took my Mother to the Rat for her birthday @20-12-2019. Great food and great service, no more can be said.
Loved the rib of beef
Really lovely atmosphere in the bar area, and absolutely delicious food.
Love the Rat, and the food was incredible - as was the service for the most part (everyone was really lovely), it's just sometimes a bit tricky to get people's attention from the conservatory. We'll see you again soon!
I had the kedgeree which had little smoked haddock in it. The service was slow and there was no asking about sauces or if everything was ok? Overall ok but could have been better
Great lunch experience. Good food and excellent service. Will definitely return!
Thanks so much, food was delicious, and the service was excellent, we had such a great time.
Friendly and welcoming service
Very good experience overall
Absolutely love this place. A MUST visit every time we’re in town!
Superb. Probably the best rib roast I have ever had in a pub, anywhere
Great food, excellent beer, good value for money and a lovely atmosphere !!
Couldn't fault the food, drink, service and ambience. Will definitely be back, highly recommended.
Food was excellent and great choice. Will definitely come back.
Amazing Sunday lunch and very good service in a lovely setting
Good choice for a birthday celebration.
Lovely meal catching up with a friend on a miserable winters night but a warm welcome awaited at the rat . Lovely food excellent service
The Rat Inn is now firmly back at the top of our ‘Favourite Places to Eat’. We chose from the Christmas menu. The food was nicely presented and extremely tasty. There was plenty of it too - we couldn’t fit in a pud. Excellent value for money. Thank you.
Meat used in the dishes was absolutely beautiful, presentation also excellent. Staff exceptionally friendly and efficient even when very busy.