I recently stayed over at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel after being invited to visit to review their facilities. I jumped at the chance as I absolutely love Yorkshire and it really isn't too far from where we live (about 2 hours by car).
The location of Ox Pasture Hall is ridiculously beautiful. It's an old, converted farm set in 17 acres of the North York Moors National Park. Once you set foot in the grounds of the hotel, all you can see are fields, hills and forest. It's very tranquil, relaxing and peaceful with plenty of gardens, water features and even a good sized pond.
Seaside town Scarborough is only about 2 miles away but you'd never know - it feels a million miles away - but is nice and near if you want to pop out for a day trip or a change of scenery - why would you want a change from this scenery though:
We were really lucky with the weather given that it was still pretty warm and it was the end of October but we'd love to come back in summer and really take advantage of the surroundings and explore the national park at bit more.
It was actually that gorgeous that I think that if we hadn't finally booked a wedding venue for next year we really might have considered getting married here, despite the fact it's about 2 hours away from where we live. They have a room where you have your wedding ceremony and reception and the photographs in the grounds would be absolutely stunning! There's more information about weddings at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel on their website.
We stayed in room 27, which was one of the suites on the ground floor. It was absolutely lovely from the bedroom to the living area to the bathroom. It had refreshments in the room, TV, wi-fi, a huge comfy bed, dressing gowns, complimentary toiletries and great views. We came in through a little courtyard which really added to the farm feel of the whole place. I took a little quick video of the room on my phone which you can see below:
Food and Drink
Again, the food and drink at Ox Pasture Hall was fantastic. We had afternoon tea, evening meal and breakfast at Ox Pasture Hall, all of which we really enjoyed!
The afternoon tea consisted of the usual sandwiches, scones and cakes with a nice pot of Yorkshire tea. We were actually pretty stuffed after this and I didn't eat all of my cakes - I'd say this could easily be shared between 3 people rather than the two of us. We gave it a good go though!
Our evening meals were fab too - I had tomato and basil soup, followed by rack of lamb (with amazing braised lamb boulangere potato) and sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and milk ice cream. My boyfriend had chicken roulade, mini beef filet with beef brisket, mash and mushroom duxelle followed by a pistachio and banana dessert trio.
We also had prosecco and a cute little strawberry consomme between courses. We'd planned to go to the bar for a drink afterwards which had a big toasty fire in there but we were far too full so just ended up going for a nap, ha!
Breakfast was great too - we both opted for a full English (ahem) which you could tell used really high quality produce and wasn't cooked with mountains of grease. They also have tea, toast, cereal, juice, yoghurt etc available too.
The service we received was second to none with every member of staff we met being friendly, efficient and really helpful. I can't fault any of that at all. We arrived a bit later than planned and pushed back our meals a bit - this was done without any problem, fuss or difficulty.
This review has ended up a lot longer and more pic-heavy than I planned it to be but I can sum it all up in a sentence by saying: We'd definitely like to come back!
For more information about Ox Pasture Hall Hotel visit their website at www.oxpasturehallhotel.com