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
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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Fantastic food lovely pub would highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Excellent service and food, couldn't have asked for more. On my second date with a beautiful lady and after this evening our third date looking good thankyou. See you again soon 🙂.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Lovely meal attentive staff just waited a while to order

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Lovely lunch perfect in every aspect. We would have liked to try the rib roast but it was just too big for us 3 girls! Great venue, food well cooked and presented.. 5*****!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

We loved our visit to The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham. We had the most wonderful Sunday lunch, starting with the platter of mini starters which was such a perfect starter, I’m so greedy and never know what to choose I always feel like I might have missed out but not this time my absolute favourite on the platter was the Breaded Coley I could have eaten a LOT of that the beef was cooked to utter perfection and there was plenty of it along with the well selected and beautifully seasoned vegetables those little potatoes were to die for as was the cabbage (as was all of it really). I have an awful intolerance to double cream and how kind were the staff to find out all about the puddings and the alterations that were made to my Apple and cinnamon galette were so kind. Lovely food, great surroundings kind generous staff, certainly a place we’ll visit often! Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Very good quality food, but a little slow.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Very good food and drinks. We shall be back

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

We visit Hexham every year and the Rat inn Is our top of the list for a meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

A lovely afternoon was had in a very cosy and welcoming pub.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Delicious food, friendly service and a beautiful building. Appreciated sitting next to the fire on a dark and wet night! We will definitely be back soon.

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Visited On Monday, 23 September 2019

Really good

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

My favourite place to eat

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Great food and service. The grouse was perfectly cooked.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Lovely lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Beautiful country pub. Great location. Staff were fantastic and the food and drink selection was excellent. Great to see such a selection of local food and drinks. All six people in our group enjoyed all the meals.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Food was good but thought for the price small service between course was very poor we sat for over 25 mins with empty dinner plates on table while staff mattered with other customers

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Very good rotating menu with daily specials. Coffee was a big thing for me and it did not disappoint. Staff were friendly and not pushy like some restaurants they werevery knowledgable and gave good advice on food. Portions were perfect. Will defintly be back next year to celebrate our anniversary when staying in the area.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Gorgeous meal and lovely staff. Love this place!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Lovely staff, great food with different accompiantments. I had the beef cheek which was delicious. Sticky toffee pudding always good. 3rd visit and always good ingredients and interesting menu. Would like to see bread and butter pudding on the menu.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

We celebrated a friend’s birthday and enjoyed an excellent lunch in a lovely setting. The food was well prepared and portions were generous. Service was attentive yet discreet.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Excellent Sunday lunch. Relaxed surroundings. Great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We have not visited before and we all enjoyed the food and evening very much. Good range of dishes to choose from and great to see you showcasing local produce. Nice to get a cheeseboard that was served at the correct temperature. Also great to be able to buy champagne by the glass!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Always a pleasure to eat at The Rat. A real gem! We would eat there every week if it was a little nearer. Only niggle was the pasta - a little overcooked - not al dente as it should be.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

First class cooking of local produce in a beautiful country pub. Service was excellent. One if our favourites in the northeast and will be back soon

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Superb visit to the 'Rat' . Our guests who live locally , who have never been before immediately booked for their wedding aniversairy

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