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)
Our opening times
- 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.
Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Will definitely be going back and would recommend to friends and family!
Really cozy pub. Fabulous good.
Delicious food. I had the beef Sunday lunch and it was delicious, my only suggestion would have been to maybe have an accompaniment such as black pudding. We visited on mother’s day and the complimentary rose plant was a very lovely gesture. The gin selection was impressive and paired perfectly. I look forward to visiting again.
I would 100% recommend the rat to friends apart from the fact I don’t want it to get any more popular and for me not to get a table!
Superb meal, steaks cooked to perfection, service excellent even though the pub was really busy
The food was well cooked and delicious, so the chef is to be congratulated for that. I tried to avoid the more expensive menu items. Soft drinks far too expensive, basically a rip-off, however the Rat is like everywhere else in this respect so not singling it out for particular criticism. Don't let my review put you off going, I'm a bit of a dinosaur, rarely eat out, as spending more than my week's grocery bill on one meal is something I'll only do for my partner. I was asked to review my visit so this is what you get when you ask a thrifty (miserly) person like me to give their honest opinion.
Starter excellent my main of the blade of beef lovely ribeye steak bit tasteless and chewy need hotter pan!
Delicious food and great service, in particular Rebecca who is excellent
Excellent Sunday lunch. Probably the best we have had.
Good food, efficiently served. Highly recommended.
Superb meal. Very fresh, local ingredients and beautifully presented. Not rushed at all. Service was second to none and nothing was too much trouble. Cannot recommend enough and we are looking forward to returning very soon.
Staff made us very welcome. The food was excellent; we'll be back again soon.
Very quiet when we visited even on a Friday night which meant a lack of atmosphere.
Wonderful experience in a superb setting. Can't wait to return.
We enjoyed our meal very much. The quality of the beers was excellent. I had steak which was clearly high quality and cooked well. We shall definitely return.
Had an excellent Sunday lunch at the Rat Inn and the atmosphere with the view over the valley from conservatory was wonderful.
A great way to spend New Year's Eve!
excellent meal - great flexibility (we were early)
First time at the place, really good, will be back 👍🏼
Fab food, service and scenery!
Excellent as always- and you are happy to cater for gluten free diner too
Food was good . Service was a little slow but we weren’t in any hurry so that didn’t bother us. The room we were in was rather cold. It was exceptionally cold outside but radiator next to our table was hardly giving off any heat . The room needs to be warmer. Staff were friendly and welcoming .
Excellent food. Rather cold in the conservatory.
We will definitely be back