I love Yorkshire. I was born in East Yorkshire and I’ve lived in North Yorkshire for most of my life, but moved to South Yorkshire for University. Scarborough reminds me of my childhood, no matter what the weather. When the lovely team at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel Scarborough invited me for an overnight stay in their luxury suite, I was so delighted.
Scarborough is such a beautiful place to visit. Even though the weather was miserable, we went out for a short drive (10 minutes or so from Ox Pasture Hall Hotel) into Scarborough.
It was a very cold day but the air was super fresh. It was nice having a walk by the beach without loads of people around.
There is always plenty to do in this lovely town. You can do more traditional things like treat yourself to yummy fish and chips on the sea front, visit the amusements, etc – or you can go shopping! There’s plenty of shops including the Brunswick Shopping Centre, where you can also grab a drink and a bite to eat.
There are museums in Scarborough, including Scarborough Art Gallery which has interesting exhibitions on. There’s also the North Bay Railway which is perfect for a fun family day out. You can visit Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary to discover a magical underwater world, which is open daily.
After braving the rain and wind to see the Scarborough I remember from my childhood, we decided it was time to head back to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel.
Situated in such a beautiful location and stunning surroundings, Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is surrounded by seventeen acres of beautiful land and gardens.
I invited my mum to stay with me for the weekend of luxury. As we’d arrived earlier than planned, we had a short wait by the lovely hot fire with a cup of tea.
We loved that each guest room was named after Yorkshire towns. It also caught my attention that Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is dog friendly – that’s such a good thing and creates an even more friendly atmosphere.
The view from our luxury suite was absolutely beautiful, even with the rain. Imagine how gorgeous this looks in summer. I saw guests walking their dogs in this area.
Our room was absolutely stunning, you could tell it was the luxury suite. It had three rooms, one lounge area with a comfy sofa, a bedroom with two twin beds and a beautiful bathroom.
Something which got both mine and my mothers attention was the lovely bath products. They were so nice! We’ve actually both ordered the shampoo and conditioner from the Gilchrist and Soames website.
Once we got back from our drive into Scarborough, it was time to get ready for dinner. It was still raining quite heavily at the point, so I wanted to wear something comfy but suitable.
The restaurant was well lit, with the tables spaced out. We were given the menu to browse whilst the waiter got our table ready. Prosecco was brought over to us, compliments of Shaun – thank you Shaun, that was such a brilliant touch.
Once we sat down at our table, it wasn’t long until we were presented with delicious amuse-bouches. The freshly baked bread with flavoured butters was so tasty and fresh. I’d never tried paté, but I really enjoyed the mackerel pate with crispy onions.
It was time for the starters – I opted for Moors Shot Pigeon Breast. I’d never tried pigeon before and I’ve always wanted to try it, so I knew I had to give it a go. It was so tender and yum. My mum decided on the Seared Cods Cheek, which tasted so beautiful. The flavours were so vibrant in everything, they really stood out.
Moors Shot Pigeon Breast
Squash Puree with Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Pistachio
Seared Cods Cheek
Pickled Courgette, Onion Puree and Crispy Potato
I’m always so excited when I eat a main meal. Main is usually my favourite part of a meal. There were so many amazing options but pork is my favourite meat. Oh gosh, it melted in my mouth – it was so amazing and the texture was soft. Mum chose duck as we rarely eat duck so she wanted to try something she wouldn’t usually. The flavours popped out in your mouth, it was perfect.
Pork Loin & Belly Pork
Champ Mash, Red Cabbage, Crispy Roots, Real Gravy
Crispy Leg, Butternut Squash, Red Cabbage, Potato, Blackberry Jus
We were both so full after all of the beautiful food – we both chose desserts which had a wait time! Both our choices were cooked from fresh which is why they had a wait time. The Chocolate Fondant had a 14 minute wait time and the Pear Tart Tartin had a 10 minute wait time. It was definitely worth the wait, the chocolate melted in my mouth and I adore popping candy, it’s my favourite.
Banana and Buttermilk, Popping Candy, Pistachio, Chocolate Ice Cream
Pear Tart Tartin
Pear Sorbet, Dandelion and Burdock
The presentation of all the food overall was excellent. Neither of us had ever tasted food that good, we were really blown away by how amazing the food was. Well done to the chef(s) – I cannot compliment you enough!
After such a gorgeous evening meal, we headed back to our luxury suite. I wanted to test out the shower, then afterwards mum had a nice relaxing bath.
Once we were ready for bed, we had some cocktails and watched I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. I got into bed and it was incredibly comfy. We were very cosy, it’s such a peaceful place to stay. We both had a good nights sleep. I was worried about getting cold but I was fine throughout the night.
After the gorgeous food at dinner the previous evening, both mum and I were really looking forward to breakfast. I decided to have the cooked breakfast with a glass of apple juice. Mum opted for the goats cheese and tomato omelette.
Once breakfast was finished – we were so full again and ready for the day ahead, travelling back to York and then my own journey alone to Sheffield. We had one last walk around the stunning hotel and grounds.
After such a lovely stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, I’d just like to thank the staff for making us feel so welcome and relaxed. We really loved our stay and we are so thankful to Shaun and all of the staff who made our stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel so special.
Whether you visit Ox Pasture Hall Hotel to stay as a guest, or to dine in the restaurant – you are definitely in for such a wonderful treat. I could not recommend it enough! I was very impressed, I’d love to return in future. We both consider ourselves privileged to have stayed at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is everything it claims to be and so much more.