Last weekend, I had the pleasure of heading up north to stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough. I have never visited Yorkshire before so I jumped at the chance when the email dropped in to my inbox. Ox Pasture Hall is a country house hotel privately owned and recognised as one of the finest in Yorkshire. Set in seventeen acres of ground, it offers a haven for peace, relaxation and time away from your frantic day to day life, so you can enjoy some quiet time and be looked after from the time you arrive to when you need to tear yourself away.
Dan and I stayed in the luxury suite which included a king size bed, large bathroom and a living room area. The room had a lovely atmosphere with a super comfy bed, albeit a little too warm at times. The bathroom had a huge bath tub, shower and two basins, needless to say, I made the most of the bath tub. The living room area was equipped with a two seater sofa, TV, magazines and tea/coffee making facilities as well as a large wardrobe containing night gowns and slippers, perfect for a cosy night in.
Moving on to food, in the evening, we dined at The Courtyard Restaurant which has a reputation of being one of the best places to eat in Scarborough. We were told to arrive fifteen minutes early, so we could have a drink while browsing the menu in a cosy, waiting area with a fireplace. The waiter took out order and within ten minutes, we were seated with our starters brought out shortly. The food was absolutely delicious and I can definitely see why they are named ‘one of the best‘. We both had the ham hock to start, followed by mushroom soup for me and prawn cocktail for Dan. For mains, I opted for lamb, while Dan chose pork. By the time it came to afters, we were already too full for a big dessert, so we ended up a tea and coffee with some mini homemade fudge and brownies. I cannot fault the restaurant and the service, honestly, it was top notch.
The next day, we had an Afternoon Tea booked for 1pm. I am a massive afternoon tea fan, so I was super excited for it. The portion was just right for two people, we had a nice selection of sandwiches, two large scones and a good variety of cakes. My only gripe was the cream was whipped and not clotted, but it didn’t dampen my mood at all. We didn’t end up finishing everything, but we gave it a good go, my favourite was the hazelnut and praline cake and the lemon meringue tart.
Overall, we had a lovely stay at Ox Pasture Hall and will return if we were ever to travel up north again. For more details, please visit their website here.
*Thank you to Ox Pasture Hall for the one night complimentary stay.