Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, ScarboroughMonday, 6 October 2014
Last Friday myself and my other half were kindly invited to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel just outside of Scarborough. We were excited for a night away, it might seem like a short trip but a nice night away is great for re-charging those batteries between a proper holiday. I'm a big believer that a little luxury goes a long way.
The Hotel itself is set in 17 acres of land for you to explore and enjoy. The immediate grounds that surround the rooms are pretty breathtaking too. We arrived on an evening to the courtyard covered in fairy lights, really romantic and a nice little touch. We also had a water fountain right outside our window in the newer of the two courtyards.
I have to say even the drive up to the hotel is impressive and we couldn't wait to get inside. After checking in we were taken over to our room which had the name 'Skipton' on the door. All of the rooms have been named after places in Yorkshire which I thought was a lovely touch. Inside you have all the amenities of a modern hotel, we were staying in one of their luxury suites complete with king size bed, which was incredibly comfy by the way. We also had fresh flowers in our room on arrival which was a lovely touch. I made sure I made use of that giant bath, the waterfall taps just add to the aesthetic. I liked that there was a living area for you to sit down and relax, this is perfect if you are staying a little longer and don't want your whole trip to be centered around sitting in a bedroom.
The highlight of the trip to me was the food. We were seated in The Courtyard Restaurant and immediately began to unwind as we were treated to a glass of prosecco. The great thing is that they have no strict rules and you are able to mix between the Bistro and A La Carte menus. We were first treated to an 'amuse bouch' which was French onion soup with cheese and chive bread. This was divine and got my taste buds tingling ready for the next course. For starters I opted for the sun dried tomato salad while my boyfriend went for the Yorkshire Coast fish cake. We both finished them off and commented on how well presented they were. Next up the mains, I went for an Open Lasagne while Rory had the Ox Burger. Again amazing ingredients and flavours. Rory couldn't handle a pudding but there was no way I was leaving without trying one. I got the Eton Mess, it was unlike any I'd had before and was the perfect size. We then took a bottle of Prosecco back to the room to unwind and enjoy the luxury (and watch a bit of tv).
When we were checking out the next day we had to step out of the way for a very beautiful looking bride who was making her way to the waiting groom. Ox Pasture Hall is the perfect venue for a wedding. They can cater for a large affair or even the most intimate. I have to agree that it would make a very picturesque setting for the happiest day of your life.
I'd like to thank the staff at Ox Pasture Hall for making our stay so enjoyable - we hope to see you again soon!