The Hare Inn
“Medieval village pub with exciting tasting menus” - AA Inspector
SCAWTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's View
The 13th-century Hare wears its age well, with a fresh whitewashed exterior, and a pleasantly understated split-level dining room of rough-hewn stone walls and unclothed tables. In case you weren’t aware of the place’s status as a culinary beacon, the exclusively tasting menu format (six or eight courses) is a heads-up that standard pub fare is not served here. Expect complexity and creativity in equal measure, and materials sourced from the pick of local suppliers in dishes full of dramatic flair. Things get going with stone bass alongside mussels, dill oil and wakame, progressing through a highly detailed two-way workout starring mackerel, and then a sumptuous main course of duck breast and confit leg with creamy Tunworth cheese and richly truffled jus. The signature pre-dessert of nitro-frozen mascarpone balls with milk ice cream, honeycomb and a tricksy techno garnish of egg and honey makes a perfect precursor to a final dessert of raspberries with lemon verbena ice cream and gel.
Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 16
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Tuesday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 8
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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