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The Hare Inn

Secluded North Yorks National Park dining inn

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AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu

It's hard to imagine what this whitewashed, pantile-roofed, 13th-century pub must have witnessed. Was it, as is believed, originally a monks' brewhouse? Did a witch live here? Does it have a ghost? Are tasting menus going out of fashion? Not here, say your hosts Liz and Paul Jackson in answer to the last question; indeed, there is no carte. You eat in the split-level, stone-walled dining room, choosing either from Paul's six- or eight-courser, for which he advises allowing three and four hours respectively. Among items on a sample full menu, all with beverage pairings, are cauliflower and Tunworth cheese; venison, beetroot and elderberries; mackerel, both oak-smoked and with shiso and soy; duck and hoi sin; milk and honey; and blackberry, ewe's milk and marigold.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Annual holidays vary (see The Hare Inn website for details)
  • Days closed: Sunday to Tuesday and Wednesday lunch
  • Opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 6–9
  • Lunch: Lunch by prior arrangement only
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Rudgate Viking, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Getting here

Exit A170 towards Rievaulx Abbey and Scawton. Pub 1 mile on right.

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