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The photo gives the impression of what the Rat Inn is like inside. You can't wait to get in. And it doesn't disappoint.
Ancient roaring fireplaces, old farmhouse charm and furniture, plenty of real ale in a lovely old bar, good atmosphere and decent food to go with all of this!
Its some years since I was last in the Rat Inn, but its got better!
I only wish I had more time on this visit to sample more of the 6 wooden handles on offer.
Wards Best Bitter, High House Farms Auld Hem, Tyneside Blonde from Hadrian, Cumberland Brewers Corby Ale, Festival Gold and my sup from Allendale Brewery, Curlews Return.