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Rat Race Ale House

Hartlepool Railway Station, Station Approach,
Hartlepool
TS24 7ED

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Opening Times

Closed Mon; 12-2.15, 4-8.15 Tue-Fri; 12-9 Sat; Closed Sun

Owner

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About the Pub

Of all the micro pubs that now exist in the UK, this was the second to open, (after the Butcher's Arms, Herne, Kent). Landlord Peter opted to leave the 'rat race' himself, making use of the one-time newsagent's shop, with access from both the railway station platform and the station approach. Four changing beers and a cider are kept in a cool room from where the customers, (max 20 seated), are served direct to their table by the landlord himself. Popular with locals and County Durham real ale lovers, (the bus station is adjacent), the Rat Race is also visited by London imbibers, who take a day trip on the 3 hour Grand Central direct train journey from Kings Cross. Not surprisingly, the pub has won many CAMRA awards during it`s existence. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

4 changing beers sourced nationally. Frequently changing - check website for details.

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Rat Race Ale House, Hartlepool

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    One cider and one perry - range varies.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • Newspapers Newspapers

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Sat Nav Reference

54.686629, -1.207311

OS Reference

NZ511327

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (30m)

Several

Nearby Station (5m)

Hartlepool

Directions

On Platform 1

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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