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The Rat Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never disappointed at The Rat, the surroundings are just so lovely a place to chill out and forget about your worries for a while, the service is excellent, and it's great at this time of year as it is has the added benefit of tables...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Betty65F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent warming food for an icy day. Good service and ambiance. No wonder it is recommended by many.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Deirdre A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually don’t know why I haven’t written this review before now as we dine here fairly regularly, so apologies for the delay. I love this place and would highly recommend it to anyone. The specials board changes daily, depending on what locally sourced ingredients...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank aafriel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fancied somewhere quiet and rural. Lovely drive out but narrow road leading upto pub. Parking good and disabled friendly. Dog are allowed in the three tier garden area. Had afternoon menu so we both opted for BLT sandwich and home made chips. We were not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dionnet280
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a family of 6 whilst on holiday in the area. It has more of a feel of a gastro pub. They did a very enticing lunch menu which we all enjoyed. The food is different, well cooked and presented with a Northumbrian...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DrDaveBuckingham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table reservation when we rang yesterday as it's a popular place. A friendly welcome and drinks order taken straightaway. A mixed mini platter ordered by my other half came with two plates which he wasn't expecting to share (!)...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Joanie59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going there for 25 years Was at one time the best Sunday lunch around Not been for last 2 due to work commitments Food was like a bad school dinner Roast ya made yesterday re heated meat was bland and Yorkshire poor gone right...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with outside seating area.there is parking available on site but also just beside the pub overlooking lovely countryside,stunning views.thee pub it’s self is so traditional cosy bar area lovely feel when you enter this place.the staff are very friendly which is always a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 184sandiem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Rat Inn on the recommendation of our good friends at Michael Jobling Wines, this was a special meal to celebrate my lovely wifes birthday and at first sight the menu looks a little expensive, I've always said you only get what you...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank johnkenneths260
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the pub on a trip back from Newcastle lovely place to eat food highly recommended never had a bad meal excellent service very friendly and helpful staff can't wait to come back *****!

Date of visit: April 2019
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November 25, 2018|
Response from Totalpost | Reviewed this property |
Hello, they have a Christmas menu that runs from 1st to 24th December plus further special days over the festive period - shown on their web site. Hope this helps.
June 12, 2018|
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Response from PrimalSteve | Reviewed this property |
Yep, Sunday lunches are excellent
Diane B
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Harry W | Reviewed this property |
Would be a bit awkward
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