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.
The Rat Inn is now firmly back at the top of our ‘Favourite Places to Eat’. We chose from the Christmas menu. The food was nicely presented and extremely tasty. There was plenty of it too - we couldn’t fit in a pud. Excellent value for money. Thank you.
Meat used in the dishes was absolutely beautiful, presentation also excellent. Staff exceptionally friendly and efficient even when very busy.
The best in the area. Great food every time. Steaks are lovely and prepared just right. I love the decor, I don’t know how they’ve managed to get so close to chintz while still making it look so good.
Great food.. great service ..great place
Lovely staff, clean place and lovely food :)
Very good for lunch
Excellent pub. I have been visiting for many years and it just gets better and better. Thank you.
Charming pub with a lovely atmosphere, the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, the food was amazing, full of flavour, well presented and fantastic variety of foods to choose from, we will definitely be back.
Lovely meal and lovely service. Great location and perfect atmosphere. Deffo recommend to friends and family. Best pork and black pudding dish that I’ve ever tasted and best sticky toffee pudding I’ve had in a long time.
Lovely staff; helpful, friendly and professional. Really tasty food and drink and a comfortable atmosphere. A big shame that there are no baby changing facilities despite having space and facilities for babies to visit.
Perfect Sunday lunch using local produce.
Beautiful Sunday lunch served by pleasant friendly staff
Our first visit we found it was a little cold in the bar we were sat near the door, my wife’s white wine a little warm apart from this the food was very good.
Excellent food and service.
Excellent service and fantastic food. Thank you.
Good food in a nice setting
Lovely place and lovely food!
On line reservation a d then reminder really good. You can also view the specials on line.
We were given this meal asa Xmas present,it was well worth the wait.Food was lovely,they made a mistake with my starter but was changed immediately.
The food was of a high standard, beautifully cooked and well presented. It was a pleasure to eat at The Rat Inn and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Best food around - superb!
The set menu shouts value and quality and in a warm, ambient setting ... nice people, too.
Great food and great service. Amazing venue. Such a treat. And reasonably priced.
Fantastic food lovely pub would highly recommend
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 🙂.