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It was in Hampshire that Keats noted a certain mellow fruitfulness to the season and The Black Rat is a case in point. This cracking little pub, now restaurant, has taken a leap from humble roots to world class stature. David Nicholson has set chiefly brilliance against a historic backdrop to make an unusually charming and warm restaurant. Old beams, exposed brickwork and a big inglenook are all part of the Rat's unpretentious charm. The accomplished modern British repertoire is built around locally sourced, seasonal produce. Dining here is the ultimate in relaxing indulgence; a cosy atmosphere, a blazing fire and a world class dinner of Michelin standard.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7pm - 9.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 2.15pm and 7pm - 9.30pm

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

What we love

  • Private dining
  • Fine dining
  • Relaxed dining
  • Outdoor dining


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Club benefits do not apply here.

Club offer restaurants nearby:

Restaurant name Club savings
Lainston House Hotel - The Avenue Restaurant £24
The Wellhouse at Lainston House £18
Oakley Hall - Glasshouse Restaurant £25
The Terrace at The Montagu Arms £33

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Awards & Cuisine

  • 1 Michelin
  • Modern British
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