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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 Friday, 15 September 2017

Having looked at the website before going along I had hoped for a few more beers to choose from. It seemed odd that my booking told me I had to vacate my table by 8.45pm although there seemed to be a room below the bar area which was completely empty. It was also odd that I received an email asking me to confirm my reservation the day before my booking as I was on holiday and don't usually look at my emails when away - what would have happened if I hadn't seen the email and didn't confirm?? Food was excellent with some thought obviously having been put into making the menus different. Grouse with barley risotto was great, and when I asked to mix and match desserts I was told it wasn't a problem. All round a good evening. Shame I don't live nearer.

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Visited On Friday, 15 September 2017

Not enough choice for main meals, no vegetables with the beef , just chips ,

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 September 2017

I love the Rat - it is always a pleasure to take friends and colleagues to the inn.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 September 2017

This was my first visit. I had the fixed menu. None were the Rat's version of dishes of the same name elsewhere. All originally conceived and beautifully served. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 28 August 2017

Lovely lunch, will certainly return!

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Visited On Monday, 28 August 2017

We try and visit The Rat around 6 times a year. It's a really nice country pub that serves great food. This time was no different. The meal was excellent and hard to fault. The cod cheeks/Asian slaw starter was delicious but the confit duck was fantastic. The standard of food & cooking is always super, reflecting the awards they have won. Drinks are always good in terms of choice and quality. Service is always very friendly and efficient.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

Superb pub, great beer (Timothy Taylor Landlord - always a favourite) and fantastic food. A really great evening!

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Lovely meal. Interesting choices, including some local specialties and game. Very well presented - but (as usual these days) short on veg. Scrummy garlic roasties though!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 August 2017

Wonderful food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 24 August 2017

We have been many times before but this time we were a little disappointed with the menu. There were 4 beef dishes, one lamb, one fish and a vegetarian. It was way too heavy on the red meat which my father doesn't eat. This left a small choice.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

Really great meal and excellent staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

As a party of 6 we had booked a table to coincide with the end of an afternoon ramble!! Good selection if alcohol available including ales and gins. Excellent quality food especially the charcuterie to start, pate was amazing. All in all fab evening and staff could not be nicer. Will be returning!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 August 2017

Excellent

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Visited On Friday, 04 August 2017

The Rat Inn was superb, excellent food and very friendly and efficient staff. We loved the 'real' cork board. The views from the front of the Pub down the Tyne Valley are beautiful. Recommend The Rat very highly.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 August 2017

Great food and friendly helpful staff fully recommend Sunday lunch will definitely be back soon

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Visited On Sunday, 30 July 2017

Excellent Sunday lunch , and really friendly staff. Only downside , the steaks were exceptionally heavily peppered which both my husband and son said felt overpowered somewhat a beautifully cooked steak . Thoroughly recommend though in a great setting

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Visited On Sunday, 30 July 2017

Would definitely visit again and have the Northumberian rib.

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Visited On Monday, 24 July 2017

Loved the variety on the menu and behind the bar. Very polite and friendly service. An excellent choice for our anniversary dinner.

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Visited On Monday, 24 July 2017

Everything very nice, just no check back on our food from the waiting staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 July 2017

Excellent Sunday dinner. Great beer. Will be back soon!

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Visited On Friday, 21 July 2017

Great pub, lovely service. Really accommodating and made us feel so welcome...

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Visited On Thursday, 20 July 2017

We visit 2/3 times a year when on holiday, have never been disappointed, all very nice and friendly!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 July 2017

My wife I made a significant effort to include a visit to The Rat Inn as part of our holiday in Northumberland as it involved a one hundred mile round trip from our holiday cottage near the other Anick (Alnwick). We were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed all three courses of our meal. The staff were pleasant and helpful. We look forward to returning when we can and have no hesitation in recommending The Rat Inn.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 July 2017

Atmosphere great! Food great! Service was a bit slow at the start not sure whether we ordered at the bar or table but apart from that can't fault a thing!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 July 2017

Faultless. Everything was simply fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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