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The Rat Inn

The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham, United Kingdom, NE46 4LN
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Opening Information

Our opening times
Bar open
Monday to Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10.30pm

Lunch
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

Dinner
Monday to Saturday: 6pm to 9pm

Bank Holidays (except Good Friday)
Food served 12pm to 5pm)

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Really lovely meal and atmosphere, we would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Best sunday lunch by far in the tyne valley

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

We visited The Rat Inn on the recommendation of our good friends at Michael Jobling Wines, this was a special meal to celebrate my lovely wifes birthday and at first sight the menu looks a little expensive, I've always said you only get what you pay for and on this occasion the old saying rings true. We decided to try three courses while our friends opted to miss out on starters, I'll just say there were very jealous looks across the table when our first courses arrived, Mrs S ordered the platter which featured a little of every starter on the menu plus some lovely cured meat while I went for the Ham Hock, the portions were generous with the platter easily the size of a sharing dish elsewhere, my ham came with salad and soft boiled egg and it was excellent. Two lamb, a pork and a beef main course came next with all the trimmings and plenty of perfectly cooked veg. The beef and lamb are both served pink and were lovely, the pork came with stuffing and crackling and was excellent. Desserts were sticky toffee puddings, cheese board and a creme caramel all of which were ample with the sticky toffee being a particularly huge chunk. We finished the meal with teas and coffees and those nice little biscuits that come on the side these days. I can honestly say don't be put off that it's a little more expensive that your average pub sunday lunch as this is anything but that. Generous, well cooked, tasty food. Worth every penny.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

It was a bleak, wet day when we visited, and the interior could have done with being warmer, had there been more people eating it probably would have been. The service and food were excellent nonetheless.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Always a pleasant experience, whether just for a drink or for a meal. Chatty staff contribute to a welcoming atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 25 March 2019

Always an enjoyable experience dining at The Rat. Cosy surroundings with great service. The rib of beef was epic!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Marvellous staff, so helpful and friendly, even though they were rushed off their feet, they were still smiling. The food was delicious and well-presented. We will be returning!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

We came from Durham an. had a lovely sunday lunch and will be back in the spring

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Karen and the front of house where really friendly and knowledgable! Burnt butter ice cream brilliant!

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Excellent food. Good service and very welcoming. Nice fire on cold night.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Great food and excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Amazing food and service as normal, never had a bad meal or night. Can not wait for my next visit

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Great food, great atmosphere and superb service!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Relaxed, friendly service, good range of beers and wines, fresh menus and delightful food- and a real fire and views. What more do you want?

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Excellent, as ever...

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Delicious meal, lovely service

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Such a great place for lunch, dinner is another experience which you need to book in advance, the Inn sources local produce which reflects in the quality of food My advice? Make a booking and try for yourself the great food along with great service

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Chicken starter, it wasn’t obvious it was a chicken Caesar salad. Also cold chicken isn’t nice at all, it should be served hot. The rib burger was dry, it needs more sauce / moisture in the bun or within it. Good value for money, but quite average food to be honest. Service and beer was excellent

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Starter mackerel and cheesecake v good Trout a little over cooked in my opinion Good range drinks Great pub

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Our third time here for Sunday lunch and we’ve had a great experience every time

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Very good food, good service

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Rat Inn is our favourite eating/drinking place. The Staff are 5* the food is excellent, the service perfect. There are few places where these levels are achieved all round.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Usual warm welcome and outstanding food. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Lovely pub in a beautiful setting. Fabulous Sunday lunch. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and service was great. Would highly recommend. Will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Came for Sunday lunch, was very pleasant! Decent portion, good service and good value. Will return

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