Christmas at the Black Rat 2015


We are now taking bookings for Christmas parties in our Private Dining Room for between 9 and 16 people.

The  6 course menu will include tea or coffee at the end and will be available now on the Christmas Menu 2015 page.

It is priced at £55 per head.

We require pre order in advance and a small deposit to secure the table.

For further details, please call the restaurant and ask for Gareth, on 01962 844465





Our sister company The Black Bottle is hosting a Wine and Cheese Tasting Night.TBBottleWine&Cheese





  1. Fantastic! High quality food, fantastic selection of wines and great service. Emphasised by the fact it was very busy (especially for a wednesday evening). Thanks very much!

  2. I thought the food was really super and have been with my friends and family several times. I also think the staff have done a wonderful job with The Black Rat.

  3. Had a really lovely meal on the 14th September – especially the artichoke starter and the delicious black bream. Felt it was very “Hoxton meets Winchester” and a good vibe. Philip Storey is a fabulous chef and I recognised some hints of old Chesil Rectory dishes in the menu. Delicious wines, well chosen.
    Only whinges, think “upstairs bar” area should have more seating – I was on a soft chair and hubbie on a high dining chair … and it was very cold in the restaurant … windows and doors open – very draughty but that was probably because we had the table by the door. But will definitely be back and am already telling friends to get on down to the Black Rat!

  4. We had a fantastic evening at The Black Rat. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit!

  5. We came to the Black Rat for my husband’s birthday on 2nd March, a Monday. I just wanted to say that the food was wonderful, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We all had a fantastic experience and will be back for more come payday! Many thanks to the whole team for a great time! Keep it up!

  6. We celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at the Black Rat. The wonderful choice had me stumped for the first time in ages. The quality of food was among the highest we have experienced and the “brave” menu is a joy. Can’t wait to return.

  7. I had the privilage of eating at the Black Rat on Saturday night. What a fantastic experience,the
    food was amazing, with a superb choice of starters and mains.
    Lorna Scobie Glasgow, September29th 2009

  8. Gastro-offal night really was something wonderful!

    Nothing too much trouble for the brilliant staff, food interesting & delicious, wine pairing a treat.

    Perfect treat for Dad’s 64th birthday.
    Thanks from the Zu-Dyke-ski’s for (another) for a great night.

  9. The Black Rat is simply my favourite restaurant in England. Offering consistently superb quality, and often usual, food – always using fresh ingredients – and with truly fantastic service, I can highly recommended this restaurant… we try to visit often!

  10. Thanks for a delightful evening.The 10 of us using the private dining room and drawing room.The service was casual and efficient which made the evening memorable.As a group we travel a lot on business,to some very specialised restaurants.You are up there with the best in terms of quality ,and certainly better than many in terms of ambience.

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