Delicious British food, real ales and a rustic atmosphere- Anick’s Rat Inn is the perfect country pub!
Full of history, The Rat was originally a drovers inn, however the origin of its unusual name is unclear- local rat catchers may have regularly met there, but another story claims that the largest ever rat was caught there, and there is also a tale than the inn’s ale keeper gave information to the crown during the Jacobite risings in 1715 and 1745, and was known afterwards as ‘the Rat’. Whichever story you prefer, you can certainly feel centuries of history in every one of The Rat’s atmospheric rooms.
Locally sourced produce is served in the bar, conservatory and restaurant/dining room, whilst the beer garden is home to incredible views across the Tyne Valley. With both cosy fires and outdoor dining, The Rat is a great place to enjoy a local meal whatever the season.
Next time you eat out, make sure to think of The Rat Inn- it’s one of my personal favourites!