Harden's survey result
“Not sure pubs get any better than this?” – this “quintessential country pub” in a hamlet outside Hexham comes complete with “dogs and pints at the bar” and “unsurpassed views” from the “beautiful garden”. The cooking is in a traditional vein with “a good choice of local fish/game”: it offers “very good-value snacks, or a full-blown restaurant-quality meal should you prefer”.
“No frills, no nonsense, no splodges on the plate: just good traditional food, drinks, top banter, cosy fires, gorgeous bar, nice beer” – that’s the appeal of a trip to this “perfect”, “old-fashioned” country gastropub, “which is still very much a pub” situated “in a hamlet, on a hillside above Hexham”. “The garden has exceptional views and the hardest part to any visit is what to choose!”
“The blackboard menu makes the most of local fresh produce” at this charming pub between Hexham and Hadrian’s wall, which has “a lovely rural location overlooking the Tyne”, “an excellent range of local ales” and “good choice of wine”.
“A charming, characterful pub between Hexham and Hadrian’s Wall”; while the food “isn’t haute cuisine by any means”, dishes are nonetheless “cooked very well” (fish, in particular, comes in a “more modern idiom than meat”).
The Rat Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Always joyful to eat in a pub that feels like what a modern day pub should be. Down to earth well cooked food and an excellent bar. Being able to prop up the the bar is always a plus and visiting the rat always feels like coming home. Great tea too"
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
Anick, Hexham, NE46 4LN
|Monday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑4 pm|