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The Hare Inn at Scawton

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Scawton Village, Scawton, Helmsley YO7 2HG, England
+44 1845 597769
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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North Yorkshire
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This venue sets itself up to appeal to the serious foodie as they only offer a tasting menu. It has a sign outside describing it as a 13th century inn, yet it is certainly not an inn but a serious restaurant. Don't expect hand pulled real ale or artisan pork scratchings. This is a restaurant wrapped in the cloak of... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the 'Hare inn' because of the great trip advisor reviews, we were not disappointed. We arrived just at opening time, and were taken through to a lovely sitting room where we enjoyed our drinks. We were then shown to our table. The decor is homely and welcoming and we felt very comfortable. We decided to go for the tasting... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten in many Michelin starred restaurants and I can honestly say the food we had at the Hare Inn was as well presented and delicious as many. The chef is very accomplished and delivered a 10 course tasting menu without a single weak dish. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate. We opted for wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times in the past and have always left feeling well served and amazed by chef Paul Jacksons talent with regards to providing next level dishes. What a truly outstanding restaurant!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been previously and always very good. However on this occasion arrived I ordered a shandy, no draught beers, no lemonade no coke no larger either unless it's bottled. The woman behind the bar had 0 people skills and didn't like to talk. Why work in a bar? Then led to a weird little anti room which resembled a... More 

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Liz and Paul J, Owner at The Hare Inn at Scawton, responded to this review

Dear Goldenboy943, We will not apologise for our food and drink offering. We love and are very passionate about what we do. We are not a pub, we are a restaurant and have won multiple awards for what we offer and for our service. You did not eat, you did not drink, so please do not judge something that you... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few weeks prior we decided to give The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall a bash. A lovely hotel, great room, but with wine pairing it was £40 a head more expensive than The Hare Inn. Yes Rockliffe will have greater overheads BUT....The Hare just knocks it out of the park when it comes to the food and the greeting. We... More 

Thank JohnBurridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Extremely nice food and great atmosphere and would.highly recommend. Visited with a group off associates and everybody loved it.

Thank Steviett1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The Hare Inn is a wonderful place, excellent food and top class service. I am a Chauffeur & Taxi Driver and always recommend the Hare Inn to our clients, the feedback is always the same, that it is Fabulous!!

Thank Robert A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Don't expect menu choice, it's a tasting menu, full length or an abridged version. It could be easy to be put off; you might think you don't like fish or game or some other element on the menu but, be brave, give it a go and you won't be disappointed I was tempted by less than half the current menu... More 

Thank monnow
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Hare Inn at Scawton is a scintillating gem! One of those hidden finds where you want to say "Pinch me --Is this real! It is run by a delightful married couple who are pouring their hearts and souls into creating this culinary art extravaganza. Highly sophisticated in a very unpretentious comfortable stylish atmosphere. We had the 5 course lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$69 - US$87
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scawton Village, Scawton, Helmsley YO7 2HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley  >  Scawton
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 597769
13th Century Inn, 21st Century Restaurant, The Hare is tucked away in the very south of the Moors. We offer Tasting menus, each dish is individually designed to showcase our team's ability, local produce at its finest and to incorporate different cooking techniques including both modern and traditional methods. Our personalities are reflected on each individual plate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?