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.
Lovely lunch in beautiful surroundings.
Staff so friendly and helpful
Expensive for what it is. They weren't freshly made chips, they were bought in, despite saying hand cut. Didn't know the ingredients as the desserts were bought in. Poor vegetarian choice. Menu hasn't changed for a long time and the last time I had the caulifower steak it was tasteless so didn't want to order again. £8 for a goats cheese sandwich. Service was good other than a mix up and not knowing ingredients.
The food lived up to its reputation, we ordered the Lindisfarne oysters to start, the shared steak as a main followed by sticky toffee pudding and the rhubarb and almond tart for dessert. Excellent food, exceptional service all topped off by a wonderful view.
Excellent service . Staff couldn't do enough for you.
Lovely beer garden and great staff providing excellent service makes The Rat one of the best pubs in the area.
Absolutely delicious food. Friendly and efficient but unobtrusive service and staff very knowledgeable regarding gluten free options on the menu. Those chips are unreal by the way !
Given the position patio.heaters and blankets would have provided a more comfort experience. The food was nice but basic and over priced for the content. Nice setting but cleanliness of toilets need attention .
Lovely place, very pleasant staff, would definitely go back!
Love you all endlessly
Excellent service. Good social distancing and very nice surroundings. Even the rain didn’t spoil things
Lush, Lush, Lush. Ages since we have been to the Rat and had forgotten what an absolute gem of a place it is. We will definitely be back soon. Many thanks.
Really enjoyed our visit , even tho it was COLD. The mince on toast was a great meal for the conditions. Would have liked to have stayed longer but conditions dictated we leave !! Will be back for a drink , as always , and for food in the future, Jeff
Very friendly welcome. Wonderful views.
Lovely food; good variety of wines available. Only let down was the coffee which was pretty bland. But would I go again? Absolutely
A lovely COVID-secure lunch. Warm service, great food. Fantastic views over the Tyne valley.
Coffee was good but very small cups. We had sausage sandwiches which were rather disappointing. I had a pudding the week before, rhubarb sundae, which was lovely.
Great service and food but boy it was cold outside….heaters?
Great food again
As always, fantastic food and service, even having to sit outside on a cold, wet and miserable April evening!
Absolutely fabulous to be back there. Food and customer service was excellent as usual and TOTALLY Covid secure. As a fellow Coeliac they have an EXCELLENT mini and understanding
Great location and very friendly staff. Food was delicious Thank you ☺️
Great to get back to the Rat, even when outdoors in April! The welcome was warm and the food delicious
Lovely lunch - thank you