We were kindly invited along to the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough , North Yorkshire a few weeks ago which was fantastic as it was our wedding anniversary and my birthday. My husband and I hadn’t had much time together and this was perfect as it was just before the run up to the madness of Christmas and its very difficult for us to find a sitter and get time off of work. After dropping the youngest off at a friends and arranging to have the eldest picked up after school, we set off for our drive which was really lovely especially when we hit England and went through the little villages which had been all decked out for Christmas.
When we reached our Destination, we were very impressed by what we had seen and the website in my opinion really doesn’t do it justice! We were met by lovely staff who showed us to our room which was a luxury suite and we were asked when we would like to have dinner and told to take our time after our drive from Glasgow. Once left by staff, we explored the room and the grounds of the hotel which despite it being dark, they had some beautiful lights in the courtyard and breath taking views. The room itself was spacious, impeccably clean, comfortable and beautiful. I can certainly see why someone would like to have this hotel as their wedding venue and if I got to do it all over again, I would certainly make the journey
After we relaxed, had showers and got changed, we made our way to the restaurant and the staff seated us in the bar beside a roaring fire and asked us if we had wanted any drinks and presented us with the menu. A few minutes later we were taken through to choose our meal and have our starters, the whole menu gave us a variety of different choices of very tasty food. We didn’t have to wait long at all and we chatted to staff in between waiting on our meals who gave us the history of the hotel and local area. I think my husband and I were grateful for the relaxed atmosphere and friendliness we were shown as we have been in luxury hotels previously but felt that the staff weren’t allowed to talk to the guests for very long and that makes for a very uncomfortable experience.
After dinner, we went back to our room and relaxed before going to bed and I think we probably had one of the best nights rest that we have had in a long time. The area was so quiet and peaceful and we didn’t hear the usual sounds of the city that we are used to .. This was bliss for us! When we woke in the morning, I ordered our breakfast and we also had the opportunity to have a late check out and its amazing that when you are used to waking so early in the morning to deal with children , to be able to have 1 hr extra in bed was our little piece of luxury! It really was nice not having to rush and the breakfast was to die for!
We had the opportunity to have high tea but due to the distance and having to pick up the kids, we had to decline but I know that its absolutely delicious as a friend has experienced it a few months ago when she stayed. However, we will definitely be returning to experience this as we both fell in love with the hotel and the great thing is we wouldn’t be against bringing the kids. The other fantastic thing about this hotel is that they welcome dogs so we wouldn’t need to find a dog sitter and ours would have a field day running around the area.
I thoroughly recommend this hotel for the area, a wedding venue, romantic getaway, family get away , or really for anyone who wants to experience luxury in terms of food and comfort. Its a beautiful hotel and I only wish that we lived closer but still have no issues in traveling as our stay was perfect. Thank you to the staff of Ox Pasture, for welcoming us and providing us with an amazing night away.