The Rat Inn

Anick , Hexham, NE46 4LN

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SquareMeal Review of The Rat Inn

Don’t be put off by the curious rodent moniker, this Rat is a charming creature – a revamped 18th-century drovers’ inn by the local village green, with a roaring fire, good beer, spectacular views of the Tyne Valley and a liking for locally sourced seasonal food. A typical day’s offering (chalked on the blackboard) might run from plates of charcuterie or crispy lamb belly with courgettes, broad beans and salsa verde to grilled pork chop with apricot, fennel and radish salad or sea trout with sauté potatoes, baby gem, bacon, tomatoes and anchovy, while puds could feature the likes of spicy warm gingerbread with toffee apple. There’s also an all-day menu of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and steaks (not Sun). Six real ales from North country breweries such as Timothy Taylor and Wylam are regularly on draught, alongside a wine list with a dozen by-the-glass selections.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Hexham Station 2km

Corbridge Station 4km


Address: Anick , Hexham NE46 4LN

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Tyne Green Country Park 1km

Tynedale Golf Club 2km


Telephone: 01434 602814


Cuisine: Gastropub

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