The Black Rat
“Culinary modernism with a traditional pub ambience” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's View
In an inconspicuous white-fronted former pub on the edge of town, The Black Rat sets its sights firmly on culinary modernism. Lots of good technical skills and techniques – good flavours and consistency across all dishes and efficient service to boot.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.15
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 6
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 10
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About The area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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