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The Rat Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Anick NE46 4LN, England
01434-60-28-14
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Northumberland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live locally and, whilst there is a cacophony of pubs from which to choose, few pubs offer authentically, home-cooked food which they care about. Too many have huge menus of freezer or chilled portions and they don't deserve to be in business. The Rat is about as far from this as anywhere I know. It is resisted the temptation... More 

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carlisle
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting this pub over many years. The food is a very good standard and choice of craft beers is good for a small country pub. But the prices are ridiculously high, £12 for a burger and £4 for a beer. A little bit steep considering it's a pub. But the staff are great if a little aloof.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent county pub, with some great settings - and excellent food dishes! This is one to try and get too - the food is Such an amazing taste sensation it's worth the short drive off the A69 ! Love the selection of food on the boards! Choose fast and have fun it's all good

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Wing - Oakham
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting, great fish cakes make you wonder how their a la Carte cookery is. Sunday lunch, tasty, hot , great vegetables. Gravy definitely packet, no meat juices or roast flavour at all, roast potatoes also very amateur, roast pork no crackling, really. Anyway still a lovely place with good pub grub. It does what it says on the packet.

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Thank James G
Publandlady, Owner at The Rat Inn, responded to this review

Dear James G Thanks for your in the main positive review. I'm not sure what to say about the gravy other than it is most defintiely NOT packet.You are most welcome to come along on a Sunday morning and observe the effort that goes into creating a Sunday roast meal which is all freshly cooked on the day,including the gravy,... More 

Hexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had Sunday lunches of this quality for £9.95. For £12.95 i expected better. The beef was ok, but the vegetables were dull and the gravy had an artificial taste.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last week with friends, food lovely although we felt that the Rack of Beef for two was a bit pricey and it would have been nice with a few more veggies rather than just chips (although these were lovely!) Starters were excellent and great value. We were really all a bit too full for dessert! Well worth the trip... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with my husband just after 2pm. Informed they stopped doing their 'posh' food at 2pm but they still had their sandwich menu available and steak. We both decided to try the steak sandwich with added blue cheese and shared a portion of chips. The steak was served rare (good) and the salad was well dressed. 2 1/2 ales brought... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub in a wonderful location.Lovely views from the gardens.The staff and food were very good.Choice of real ales.Absolutely ideal.The Cotswolds couldn't beat this.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcome, good service and Sunday lunch is always excellent. A busy Inn so better to book but worth the journey to Anick and the Rat Inn. We have tried may places in the area and this is the place to beat.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was in a group of 13 friends, some had travelled from Scotland. They chose a lunchtime to meet, eat and drink at the Rat Inn on 26th October. The downstairs dining area was perfect for the group and the staff did an excellent job. The chef copied magnificently with the food order bearing in mind there were other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anick NE46 4LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Anick
  • Phone Number: 01434-60-28-14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?