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
- Outdoor Seating
- 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.
We love this place! I normally go for lamb for any roast dinner, but belly pork tempted me. It was amazing, I was expecting a few thick slices, but not a whole rolled portion, delicious and sweet and melting. Mixed starters went down a treat too. Zero room for pudding, sadly. Oh and the best pub roasties ever!
Nice place and possibly the best sticky toffee pudding ever!
Delicious food and great customer service, will definitely return!
Excellent food and service. Very accommodating. Thank you
Attentive but not intrusive staff were such a pleasure. Wonderful evening with absolutely delicious food.
Lovely food, service and atmosphere
Disappointed to say the very least!! I booked to eat here many weeks in advance for my 40th birthday whilst on holiday with my baby and best friend. I had eaten here previously with a friend several times whilst on another holiday and was keen to come back. I missed a call and answerphone message on the day of the booking as I was getting myself and my baby ready for lunch. On the day we had had a light smattering of snow, however we had no problem getting to the pub at all despite staying 10 miles away. We arrived at the pub as a man was dropping off deliveries to the kitchen. There was no one around so I walked over to the kitchen to be told by a very rude and unapologetic man that the pub wouldn't be open today due to the snow and the fact that deliveries couldn't get through! Yet there was a delivery man there as we arrived and we had managed to get there. So a not very Happy 40th Birthday to me and we had nowhere to go and eat lunch at such short notice! We won't be visiting again.
Brilliant food. Don't come expecting Michelin food- its not that style but it is food elevated to a fabulous level and I could eat here very contented every night.
Lovely Sunday lunch using localy sourced produce. Chocolate brownie was to die for. Perfect.
Gorgeous food and excellent service
Very nice meal.
The food, service and everything else was all great. First time we’ve been to the Rat Inn but it definitely won’t be the last.
Really enjoyed our meal. The choice was varied and tasty. The staff were very pleasant and friendly
Always enjoyable experience going to The Rat Quickly becoming our 'regular'! Fab food,best ever steaks and the Rat Sauce scrummy. Swift friendly service and even a delicious bone to take home for the dog!
Great food as always and great service off Susie!
First visit to the Rat Inn the food is fantastic and the staff very welcoming. After lunch we sat in a cosy bar area with drinks. Would highly reccomend a visit.
Lovely, welcoming atmosphere with a very comfortable interior, it was a pleasure to be at The Rat from the first moment we stepped inside. An interesting menu with enough to satisfy most palates, the beetroot and cashew pate was simply gorgeous and nobody left anything on their main course plates. We took our time over the meal, enjoying quality drinks throughout, doing dessert in 2 stages, even accommodating my limited cheese board request, and finished off with coffee and amarettos. Helpful staff called us a taxi to return to town. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and will highly recommend it to family and friends.
Friendly staff, great service. Food presented well and excellent value for money. During the summer, sit outside; views across the Tyne Valley are lovely.
Great lunch out. Very attentive staff and tasty food. Need to ensure front door kept shut and draughty when people born in a field dine out!
Great food and atmosphere, well worth the drive
Excellent food and even better pint of Guiness. Also one of the best sticky toffee puddings I've had.
Great atmosphere and really friendly staff. Food was delicious however the portion sizes were a little on the small side. But would recommend anyone to visit for its amazing food, gorgeous views of the valley and experience the feel of a truly authentic British country pub.
Our first visit but certainly won't be our last. The front of house welcome was excellent, the food was imaginatively conceived, well prepared and served with friendly efficiency. No gripes atall- the pub fully deserves all the accolades and awards it has achieved. We have paid far more for less at many allegedly superior gastro pubs. Highly recommended.
Lovely pub with excellent food and friendly service