Harden's says

It's tasting menus only (for which you must book - they'll even open for lunch Thu-Sat if you book ahead) at this Yorkshire gem; our formula price is on the low side - the restaurant advises us to expect a per-head cost of around £100.

survey result

Summary

£125
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What an amazing experience: loved it!”“husband and wife team” Paul & Liz Jackson “deliver quality in every department” at the 12th-century inn on the North York Moors they’ve run since 2012. Paul’s cooking is anything but traditional, featuring “Asian-inspired flavours in a tasting menu that doesn’t overwhelm”, alongside “interesting drinks pairings – not all of them are wines”, while the “small number of tables” means “service is attentive and friendly”. There are also “very pleasant rooms to stay overnight”.

Summary

£125
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Paul & Liz Jackson are celebrating their tenth year at this ancient pub, which has overlooked the North York Moors since the twelfth century. Its decor and culinary style are fully modernised though, and its small fan club says it’s “a fabulous wee restaurant with lovely rooms”. It’s not a place to drop into though – it’s a tasting-menu-only format for which you are advised to allow 3 hours. More reports please!

Summary

£105
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hidden away in the countryside, with two bedrooms ideal for a romantic getaway”, Paul & Liz Jackson’s ancient (twelfth century) and picturesquely located inn overlooks the North York Moors. Not as well-known as some of its foodie rivals, it continues to win praise for its “excellent tasting menu”. In September 2021, it was crowned AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year.

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “fabulous and ancient inn run by Paul Jackson and his wife Liz”, overlooking the North York Moors. Paul is a “a self-taught chef who produces some of the most spectacular food, in highly imaginative tasting menus” (the only option, and running at either six or eight courses, with “veggie options very good”). Once again, all who report can’t rate the service highly enough.

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Scawton, YO7 2HG

Restaurant details

No dress code
12
-18

The Hare Inn Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Hare Inn Restaurant Restaurant in YO7, Scawton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Hare Inn Restaurant restaurant.
James B
A hidden gem! Read great reviews about th...
Reviewed 5 months,

"A hidden gem! Read great reviews about this place on Trip advisor, it’s won lots of awards and now we’ve visited we know why. A small yet perfectly formed restaurant with rooms (4 rooms and 5 tables to be exact!) A small team (Mr & Mrs running the place, I don’t think they even have an anyone doing the washing up!) Got to spend time with the owners too, a lot of these places have an army of staff who can sometimes get a bit robotic, but not here, personality is the key along with fantastic food and service, obviously! Won’t spoil it for others but the tasting menu (one only) is mega, it takes you on a journey of local, and foraged and even home grown produce. Packed with flavour and imagination. Room was amazing, the biggest bed unbelievably comfy matress bathroom was stunning. I like how they have incorporated the key features of such an old building into the design. I’m a builder by trade and can see the work has been finished to a very high standard. Cosy fires (my Mrs loves a wood burning stove so she was happy as soon as she walked through the door!) although it was full but wasn’t busy (remember only 5 tables max!) the atmosphere was great, relaxed not stuffy or pretentious like some restaurants We’ve already booked to come again later on in year for our anniversary."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Always available 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Scawton, YO7 2HG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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