THERE has been a change of ownership at the historic Hare Inn at Scawton, where Liz and Paul Jackson, of The Crown Inn at Great Ouseburn, have taken over.

They’re retaining The Crown, where they have won a number of awards for their food in recent years, and they hope to replicate their success in their new venture.

The Hare is thought to date back to the 12th or 13th century and is said to have been enjoyed by monks, abbots, knights, pilgrims, raiding Scots and civil war troops over the years.