Rat Inn

Gastropub in Hexham

Allegedly named for the publican who 'ratted' to the crown during the Jacobite risings, this charming stone country pub 2.5 miles northeast of Hexham has sweeping Tyne Valley views from its beer garden and conservatory, and open-fire warmed dining rooms. Kielder venison and artichoke casserole, steaks, and grilled mackerel with blood orange and beetroot salad are among its gastropub repertoire.