The building as it is now bears little resemblance to how it started life in the 1770s.

The land on which it stands was bought by a local brewer in 1759, after he saw the potential of the site for passing trade. He later built the Pocklington New Inn, which became a popular coaching inn.

The arrival of the railway in 1847 had a devastating impact on the business, and the building was sold and turned into a farmhouse, which it remained until 1978.

It was then bought by the Yorkway's current owners, and turned into a Bed and Breakfast, known as Southmoor House.

Having been extensively expanded and modernised, the New Inn of the 1770s has now been transformed into the multi-functional Yorkway Motel and Restaurant as it is today.

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