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.
Lovely evening, lovely food.
Lovely lunch superb quality meat and veg. Will be back for evening menu. Thank you.
Nice portion size of well cooked food Interesting choice
Nice choice of starters.....some usual ones Maincourse expensive Waiting staff not very attentive
Attentive and pleasant service which made everyone feel welcome and delightful good quality food supplemented with a fine selection of beers. Highly recommended.
A delicious lunch on a rather gloomy day. Thank you.
I am going to be completely honest with you. We found the service quite poor. We were given menus as soon as we arrived but after almost half an hour no one had taken our order. We spoke to one of the staff as she was clearing the table next to us and she said she would be with us in two minutes. Ten minutes later another member of staff arrived to take our order. I had beef, my husband had the lamb. The vegetables in the separate dish were very nice, as was the gravy. The lamb, however, was so fatty my husband didn't enjoy it at all. The beef was better, but still quite fatty. The yorkshire puddings were pretty poor, almost burnt and it felt as though they had been cooked some time ago. The roast potatoes, which I had been expecting to be crisp on the outside and fluffy inside, were quite hard and difficult to cut. All in all we were very disappointed with the meal, having been looking forward to it all week. We were asked as we left if we had enjoyed our meal and said no, we hadn't. I am afraid we won't be coming back.
Lovely, as it always is.
Simply divine food tab The Rat Inn starter of homegrown beets with goats cheese and garlic ciabatta. main: Ground rib burger in a bun, tomato salsa, Swiss cheese, chips & a side of delicious homemade crunchy coleslaw, Pudding custard tart and blackcurrant ripple ice cream. #theratinn #michelinguide2019 #localproduce #goodfood #goodservice #quality #outstanding
Excellent meal - our first visit for awhile but we will be back soon!
Lovely location and excellent food
Fantastic service and food yet again. Another excellent visit!
Excellent food - a most enjoyable evening.
Always a good experience at The Rat. Lovely staff excellent beer and excellent food on Saturday and Sunday!
Food and service never disappoint!
Really nice friendly country pub. Good food, great service, well deserves to be ranked among the best.
I visited on Saturday with a friend, had been a number of times before and was so disappointed with my steak sandwich, about 2 ounces of steak, grisly and horrible didn’t complain as was short of time, but won’t be rushing back, poor quality and dreadful value for money
Excellent as usual rib of beef perfect.
Not very busy but service was still slow. One meal very good Charcuterie starter & Pollock Chowder but the Burger was not that good - whole thing not very flavoursome, had much better Burgers elsewhere. Their fat chips however were lovely. Try their Elderflower Fizz - very nice.
We’ve been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Outstanding.
Amazing food , great service
Fabulous meal - recommended to us by a friend, we'll definitely visit again when we're in the area