21 February 2016

Ox Pasture Hall

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Ox Pasture Hall

It’s not often I get weekends away, in fact I never do. Up until recently I had no one to go with but despite this when Ox Pasture Hall contacted me asking if I would like to stay one night and review the hotel I couldn’t say no. The website completely sold it to me with the most beautiful acres of countryside surrounding it so decided to take my mum. From Liverpool by car it takes 3 hours, a little longer if you stop off for a bite to eat but on arrival to Scarborough I was taken aback by how beautiful the countryside was. Hills for miles, sheep, trees, dainty roads intertwining the hills it was incredible and I didn’t quite expect the hotel to be completely in the middle of nowhere. The Scarborough Hotel in Yorkshire is that far out you get no signal on your phone (but don’t worry the hotel has free Wi-Fi!) On arrival Lynsey and Alan greeted us at reception offering us a tea or coffee in front of the log fire whilst we waited for our room to be ready at 2pm. The small sitting area is just perfect for the winter, the log fire and comfortable cushions on the coaches give the hotel such a homely feeling you feel instantly relaxed and I can’t help but fall in love with the Victorian feel of the hotel. At around 1:45pm Lysney showed us to our room where our bags had been taken for us, we passed a beautiful garden full of colour and the most beautiful rooms with large wooden doors until we got to our Skipton Room.

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel log fire
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel living room
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel gardens
Ox Pasture Hall Hotelgardens
Ox Pasture Hall
Ox Pasture Hall
Ox Pasture Hall

I completely fell in love with our room the minute we walked in, a large living area with the most comfortable coach. A Luxury King Size bed, a bathroom fit for a king and queen it was perfect. The small touches throughout the room made it for us, they had tea, coffee and bottles of water, complimentary bath robes, a small jar of cotton buds and a small mirror as I find most hotels have the desk you can get ready on but no mirror! The room had the most beautiful view from the back of the hotel of the country hills which waking up to was complete heaven. Did I mention the hotel is also dog friendly? You would never think it though as the room was immaculate and not one dog hair found! They do have rooms where dogs are not welcome if you’re not too keen on the idea but I honestly couldn’t say you would have even known a dog had been in your room!
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel double king size bed
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel living room
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel bathroom
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel bathroom
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel two girls in front of mirror

Once settled we decided to visit the local town Whitby. Unfortunately, we went on a very dull and rainy day but umbrellas at the ready we braced the cold and had a wander around the town. Small vintage style shops with local souvenirs lined the streets and we decided to pop into a local pub for a drink. The town itself felt friendly and the perfect place to go if you like to fishing, being in the mouth of the River Esk it has a lot of maritime history and they also have Whitby Abbey where Caedmon the earliest English poet lived! Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it to any tourist sites whilst there as we had to head back for dinner at 7:30pm but we had been told to try the famous chip shop in Whitby so if you do go be sure to try it!

Whitby women with umbrella
Whitby town bridge
Whitby girl with umbrella

At dinner we got a complimentary bottle of Prosecco which I can honestly say went down a treat! Ox Pasture Hall is known for its food and has even been awarded 2 Rosettes for culinary and recommended in the Michelin guide so I was more than excited to see what was in store! For starters we received 2 small shot glasses of Sweet Potatoes soup and coming from someone who hates sweet potatoes this was the nicest soup I have ever had! I ordered Prawn Cocktail and my mum got Goats Cheese, both starters were mouthwatering and generous in size. For mains I ordered Steak and my mum Mushroom Risotto, again completely exquisite and we both said one of the best meals we have ever had both were full of flavour and again generous portions where given! After mains we got given a Mango palette cleanser which was followed by Chocolate Sponge Cake and Sticky Toffee Pudding, I didn’t think much of my Chocolate Sponge as it was a bit rich for me but I would highly recommend the Sticky Toffee Pudding, it’s one of the nicest ones I have ever had!
After dinner we headed straight back our room where we watched TV for the night and fell into a food coma. Our stay also included breakfast which included a wide variety of cereal, croissants, juices, toast and you could order a full English. I got no Bacon on mine but what I did get was delicious and filled me for the day! I couldn’t fault the food and I can honestly see why they have the awards they do, the food is prepared and cooked fresh in the hotel and you can really taste the quality.

Ox Pasture Hotel CourtYard Restaurant
Ox Pasture Hotel CourtYard Restaurant
Ox Pasture Hotel CourtYard Restaurant
Ox Pasture Hotel CourtYard Restaurant
Ox Pasture Hotel CourtYard Restaurant

For our last day we decided to head into the centre of Scarborough and I couldn’t have been happier. We went to the sea front as we only had an hour before we had to head home but the whole sea front was dotted with quaint tourist shops, ice cream parlours, caf├ęs and old cinemas. We even walked past a Coney Island! Funny story on the cinema a fox actually lives inside and goes in for warmth, no one knows how he gets in but we managed to catch a glimpse of him in the window! The buildings where colourful and well cared for and you could tell every shop owner had pride in their business. The people of Scarborough were lovely and I can’t say we have one bad thing to say on the whole trip! From the cute towns to the most incredible hotel I can’t recommend it enough.

Scarborough beach
Scarborough
Scarborough coney island
Scarborough

 I want to say a huge thank you to Lynsey and Alan who looked after us on our visit, the staff here are truly incredible and the nicest hospitality I have ever had in any hotel! They go above and beyond and really looked after us. The only one bad thing I can say on the hotel is the Wi-Fi did go off a lot and with no signal it was a bit of a pain but with a router in every room I don’t see how they could try improve it anymore! The package we received ranges from £230 - £245 but they do offer smaller packages if you’re not looking to spend as much! If you’re looking for the perfect little getaway Ox Pasture Hall is perfect!

I got invited to Ox Pasture Hall for a complimentary stay, all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

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  1. Ah it's looks beautiful! I didn't realise you could take dogs, not that I would trust my demon dog in a nice hotel! Such a shame it rained, Whitby is such a beautiful place. I used to go a lot when I was younger and loved all the weird quirky shops. Looks like you had a lovely time and that food looks amazing!! xx

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