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.
Very good, thanks
Every course was beautiful, apart from two. 1. Pate served with ice-cold toasted bread 2. Tiny pear puff pastry tart that hadn't risen at all and was served with its woody stalk still attached- £7! Neither should have left the kitchen.
First time visiting thanks to a recommendation from a friend. Food was out of this world staff were so friendly and helpful. Thank you for helping us celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary.
Booked for a Sunday lunch and the service, meals and setting are superb. Very tender beef and lamb. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Good selection of wines and beers. Highly recommended
Very friendly staff. Delicious roast toots and lentils!!
Lovely food and steak sandwich was delicious. Will be back again soon
Great food and atmosphere.
Beef was boooootiful, relaxed service lovey selection of beers
The atmosphere was somewhat dampened by an EXTREMELY loud man on the next table of 4. We were in the conservatory area and I got the impression he was a regular, everyone knew he was loud, so he was put there, to limit his negative impact. Well it was right in our ears. I wish the waitresses had said something. I saw her wince at how loud he was. We had to run off before we had dessert!
Excellent Service and wonderful food. Everything was so perfect & a great place to take our friends visiting from Kent. (The steak sauce was AMAZING). Definitely return maybe during the day to enjoy the spectacular views.
Good food. Nice surroundings. Friendly staff
Excellent from every aspect. Unreservedly recommend.
Lovely relaxing pub.
Food was beautifully cooked and presented. Staff are friendly and welcoming, my partner and I will definitely come again
Lovely food, well presented, friendly efficient service and great beer.
It was our first visit and we were impressed by the friendly welcome and good food. We definitely return.
Starters were superb. Pigeon really good. Steaks again very good but a choice of sauces would be nice. The Rat Sauce served with steak is just too sweet and did nothing for either of us. Sweet ok but no hint of chilli and very little lime in the ice cream. £100+ for 2 is pricey but it was a treat. Service first class and no complaints.
Another lovely meal at The Rat Inn. Great service too.
Lovely country pub with great food and good range of drinks. Shared the rib of beef-very tasty!
Very good overall. Prices are on the high side but the food was good.
As always, a delightful place for a meal. Interesting and original menu all beautifully cooked and presented
Excellent professional service, delicious fresh food and a really interesting menu. A nice lunch for Grandma's birthday. Will definitely be back when we are in the area.
Great food, lovely pub.
Very enjoyable evening. Food excellent would return again anytime