One Eyed Rat, The

One Eyed Rat, TheOne Eyed Rat, The
One Eyed Rat, TheOne Eyed Rat, The

51 Allhallowgate
Ripon, England
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1765 607704 | map

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The One-Eyed-Rat is a beautiful old Pub in Ripon, in the County of North Yorkshire.
Set in a row of old buildings, the One Eyed Rat has a slightly crooked look that only comes with authentic aging. Inside you will find an unspoilt traditional basic boozer with many genuine fittings and definitely no loud 'muzak' or blaring TV’s – just wholesome conversation. Small, cozy and fills easily when busy.
A rather simple bar has 6 Handpumped beers that serve cask-conditioned ale in excellent condition, & often at a frightening rate sometimes. 2 of the ‘wickets’ are permanently taken with regular beers, both independents; Timothy Taylor’s Landlord (a mighty fine impressive beer) as well as Black Sheep Best Bitter from the nearby Masham Brewery. The other 4 ‘wickets’ are used for a range of exciting & ever-changing guest beers. One of the many infamous beers brewed by the nearby Roosters/Outlaw Brewery is invariably usually one of these. Serves a real Cider (Biddenden, 8%ABV) & has a very impressive of foreign beers; incl. Belgium & Czech, but it is known for its range of German ones, quite rare in UK Pubs.
A visit in the winter season and/or colder months & you will immediately be greeted by the warmth & smell of the Real Fire from the authentic black leaded fireplace. If you are lucky to drop by on a nice summers day then you must sit in the private beer garden at the rear of the Pub. Drinking fine cask-conditioned ale in the Sunshine in England is always something special.
If you are from Overseas & have the chance, get one of the locals to explain the rules of ‘Bar Billiards’, and waste hours playing this rarely seen Pub game. If not you can play Darts, or grace the Pool Table, which is actually outside!!
The Landlord (Les Moon) used to run another great BeerBar that I frequented often, the Eagle Tavern in Leeds. He was known for his unique, new & often rare, guest beers. He has introduced me, and many others, to the world of German Beers, by holding regular German Beer Festivals. Both of which he has transferred to the Rat, along with some regulars!. The German BF is a *highly* popular event & well worth visiting if you ever get chance.
No Food: Just Crisps (Chips-US!), Pickled Eggs, Pork Scratchings & Seafood.
When I lived in England, I often traveled & spent the whole day here in the summer. Happy Days.

“In the Land of the Blind Mice, The One Eyed Rat is King”; and it’s a great boozer.
*Highly Recommended*

Jan 20, 2003
One Eyed Rat, The in Ripon, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1 ratings