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RAT RACE ALE HOUSE
AT HARTLEPOOL RAILWAY STATION
Different beers from 491 different breweries
since opening day (25th November 2009) - and counting!
We will be
Sunday 22 March 2020
for the foreseeable future.
18 MAY 2021 UPDATE...
The current schedule to reopen is
"Not Before July".
It appears that the relaxation planned for June 21
would be sufficient for The Rat to reopen SAFELY.
I'll believe that level of relaxation when I see it
(unlike too many people in Hartlepool,
I don't trust Boris Johnson),
so I will start the actual process of restarting
only once the restrictions have been dropped.
I also have a new lease to negotiate but I'm
hopeful that won't cause much delay.
Fret not. The Rat will return.
THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR THEIR SUPPORT.
The Rat is still in a far healthier position than
many other businesses or individuals, so when
the Government tells us we can open as usual...
WE'LL BE BACK!!!
And of course...
We are now
CLOSED on ALL
Sundays and Mondays.
Please note that this
CASH-ONLY (no cards, no contactless) pub
DOESN'T ALLOW DOGS for various reasons, including a dog allergy.
THE MIGHTY ACCRINGTON STANLEY
WERE LEAGUE TWO CHAMPIONS 2017-18!
CAMRA North-East Regional Cider Pub Of The Year 2012 and
North-East Region PUB OF THE YEAR 2013
NOW SELLS A SMALL RANGE OF
are no longer available, sorry!
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?
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
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 (Mike - the menu isn't in English!), excellent Belgian beer and a good night's sleep - and Watou is a great place to visit for BEER!
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