Sunday 26 July 2009

Spoilt for choice...The Hare Inn and others......

Jack went to the Game Fair at Belvoir Castle yesterday with Mark Faulkner who owns Brafferton Game Farm and run the shoot at Newburgh Priory. I stopped at home and feed the puppies. It had been a busy week with the tourist board inspector awarding us 4 stars for hospitality,food and cleanliness. So I thought I deserved a treat.I couldnt wait for Jack to get back so I thought I would bite the bullet and eat by myself . We are spoilt for choice of good places nearby to eat and with lots of places changing hands and newly opening.
I went to my favourite place the Hare at Scawton where I enjoyed a crab risotto with tomato bread,followed by a halibut and crab sausage which was equally delicious. I have to say I felt most comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed myself as the staff are so friendly and accommodating and the whole experience left me feeling totally refreshed. I totally recommend the Hare not only to anyone who is eating alone but for anyone wanting a relaxing experience with first class food and service in unpretentious surroundings.
The Abbey Inn at Byland has just been taken over by Melanie and TJ Drew who were formerly at the Appletree at Marton. We can look forward to having yet another super place on our doorstep to eat. They are open every day except Tuesdays. There is a very trendy fish and chip shop/restaurant in Helmsley called Makins which I hear does a whole range of fish and have excellent fishcakes. The Perns-of the Star at Harome fame- are having tremendous success in running the Pheasant in Harome. Finally in Easingwold next to Thorntons the butchers an Italian has open and comes well recommended, as is Coxwold with a very exciting menu that changes throughout the day.