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.
Very enjoyable evening. Food excellent would return again anytime
Service was excellent, very discreet. Food outstanding and the birthday cake which I ordered for my son was wonderful both in how it looked and tasted. I couldn't have asked for more and can't wait to return!
Slow and fairly indifferent service. However, three of us had steaks that were very good, One significant exception- the fishcakes. They were very dry and not at all tasty. Not impressed with the restaurant area. Bland, uninspiring and too close to kitchen with doors regularly banging. You need to think of revamping that area.
Excellent food, really nice pub and friendly staff, perfect!
The Rat is a lovely place to visit for some nice food and friendly service
Lovely fresh food with attentive service. Quite spacious dining areas both inside and out . Cosy and atmospheric. Wonderful views to be had of the tyne valley and nicely off the beaten track.
Great staff. Very professional. Fab food.
Nice meal. Recommend the Rat Sauce :)
Wonderful in every wast!
Excellent food, as always. Can’t find fault.
Very enjoyable. Parfait was served a bit hard frozen. Raspberries superb.
Lovely food with imagination to the dishes. Well put together.
A well won five star reputation.
Exemplary friendly service, food quality very good and quantity sufficient.
Great food and pleasent surroundings. Will visit again .
Excellent food in a busy popular pub.
All great defiantly worth a visit
Lovely dinner and great beer!
Superb & friendly as always. My first offer to my guests.
My father and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Portions were spot on and the flavours delicious. Top marks to the chef. Waitress was very attentive and friendly an asset to the company. As it was lunch time there, perhaps, wasn't a great atmosphere but to be honest that suited us, as we were able to talk, in peace. I've already recommend you and we'll be back. Thank you. Suzanne
We had a really lovely time, a special treat for Father’s Day, absolutely gorgeous food
Really lovely food and great service. As usual
Had a lovely meal for a Father's day treat. I have been a few times before and can never fault the food or service. Would highly recommend.
Lovely food, priced a little high for what it was, but can't complain about the service and atmosphere which were both delightful. Only thing I would add is that the little table of two in the doorway by the stairs isn't the best location as we had lots of people passing very close by. Delicious food though!