Cleveland CAMRA North-East Region

Pub Of The Year 2013


Different beers from 371 different breweries 

since opening day (25th November 2009) - and counting!



We were CLOSED on

Wednesday 20 January 

 for one day only,

for an utterly brilliant

Manchester Beer Festival.

 And of course...

We are now 


 Sundays and Mondays.


CAMRA North-East Regional Cider Pub Of The Year 2012 and Cleveland CAMRA North-East Region PUB OF THE YEAR 2013




Chimay - White (8.0%)
Orval - Orval (6.2%)
Westmalle - Dubbel (7.0%)
Van Eecke - Poperings Hommelbier (7.5%)
St. Bernardus - Tripel (8.0%)
Chimay - Blue (9.0%)
St. Bernardus - Abt 12 (10.0%) 

 Rat Race Ale House polo shirts and

gift vouchers now available


We are now open until 9pm every Saturday, even when Hartlepool United are playing, with very few exceptions.


And we're now on Twitter as @ratracealehouse, but it all seems a bit pointless as there's no way I can condense the beer list down to 140 lousy, miserable characters, unless somebody out there has some bright ideas?


Contact us at enquiries@ratracealehouse.co.uk


For more about real beer, see the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) website at: www.camra.org.uk

or for a more local view of real ale, you can find out more from Cleveland CAMRA here

And speaking of local, even Middlesbrough has now got in on the Micropub act with the opening of Dr.Phil's Real Ale House

Thanks to Lorna for the Rat!!

Yet more thanks to Martyn Hillier at The Butcher's Arms - click here - for giving me the idea for starting the RRA!

If you're in the vicinity of Newark-on-Trent and you need a Micropub fix, why not visit Just Beer?

Or if you're in Ramsgate and need a beer in a Micropub, there's always The Conqueror!

And finally on Micropubs - As I can't keep up with all the new openings across the country, the best examples are all members of the Micropub Association

For those planning a food and drink trip further afield, the Rat heartily recommends visiting De Paterstafel at Watouplein 14, 8978 Watou, Belgium, for great food, excellent Belgian beer and a good night's sleep - and Watou is a great place to visit for BEER!


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