The Hare Inn
Scawton Village, Nr. Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2HG
Jan and Geoff Smith took over The Hare Inn in October 2006, and have worked hard ever since to bring this charming building back to its former stunning glory. Dating back to the 13th Century and mentioned in the Domesday Book, this inn was serving brewed ale at a time when it was seen as a safer drink than water. Although that theory is now debunked, this commitment to providing their guests with real ale, fantastic food and a warm welcome is being wonderfully upheld. The Hare Inn's success has recently been recognised with an impressive runner-up position in the 'Best Sunday Lunch in the UK' category of The Observer Food Awards 2009. However it's not just Sundays that offer mouth-watering menus. Heavily based around the use of fresh local ingredients, the modern British cuisine is expertly put together - try the likes of rib-eye steak with roast cherry tomatoes and béarnaise sauce, served with watercress and hand-cut chips, or perhaps a roast rack of Sutton Bank lamb with fresh tarragon. The Hare also regularly holds very popular events, such as a 'Call My Bluff' wine challenge, and on your visit make sure you ask about the interesting story behind the inn's name. Whatever your reason for visiting, you'll be stunned by the unrivalled position of this first-class hostelry. On the edge of the beautiful valley of Rievaulx, nestled within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, The Hare Inn and its uber-friendly staff are waiting to wow you.