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.
Amazing food , great service
Fabulous meal - recommended to us by a friend, we'll definitely visit again when we're in the area
Came on a recommendation 4 years ago & every time I'm in the area come to have a meal at the Rat Inn. Menu is always different, I had chicken terrine for starter, trout with potato cooked with chorizo for mains & custard tart with rhubarb for desert, all very tasty and well presented. Service is 100% - our server Dan despite being busy was also attentive & checked our progress throughout our meal.
Delicious meal and lovely helpful staff
Excellent food! Well priced and a fabulous night thanks to the oldies football team!!!!!!
Nice enough but just that?
The food is bang on, every time. Friendly service. Reasonably priced for what is really very good food indeed.
Staff could have initially been more attentive.
Great lunch at The Rat. Well done!
I know it was Sunday lunchtime and the pub was busy but the service was a bit slow. It took 20 minutes to even order then over an hour for the food to arrive. The main course and dessert were excellent, the starters however were very uninspiring, too much fish.
Excellent cod - in fact it was outstanding. The burgers were a little dry - both of us having them thought so. Orange cheesecake was outstandingly good Overall lovely place great food and atmosphere.
Absolutely lovely meal with friendly waiting staff. Loved the dessert wine options!
Lovey afternoon meal. Desert was amazing!!
The food and service was excellent. Beautiful dining pub.
Hi We had a great lunch with you yesterday. I've hear a lot about The Rat but never managed to come and try but we weren't disappointed. If I was to be super critical I would pick up on two points. The 'bottom room' (where we were sat) doesn't carry the same atmosphere as the lounge and the rhubarb galette seemed over priced for the portion size, it was good but not great.
I wish I'd had something from the carte not the set menu which on reflection might have been designed to discourage.
Couldn't fault anything. Efficient friendly service with lovely food and a nice real ales.
Lovely welcoming pub, good service and fab food. We will be back.
Portion size questionable: 3 roast potatoes, 2 slices of beef, 1 Yorkshire pudding but a very good sized portion of veg! Good enough food but value for money is questionable as I think was over £15 for Roast dinner. I would return and recommend as location great and food is generally good as not first visit but first Sunday lunch.
Beautiful setting and delicious food. Friendly service too.
It was not busy for a bank holiday weekend, but the service was exellent, nothing was too much trouble, the food was great and good value, staff lovely and friendly. Looking forwards for a return as soon as possible.
Everything was good especially for good Friday
Really lovely meal and atmosphere, we would thoroughly recommend a visit.
Best sunday lunch by far in the tyne valley
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.