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Review Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Yorkshire

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire a four star hotel within a countryside setting yet just a 5 minute drive from the Scarborough seafront. I was delighted when I was invited by the owner to stay and review this Country House Hotel. I could summarise my stay in one word 'amazing' but I thought you  might like to be tempted and wooed by the details of my visit.

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Yorkshire
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Yorkshire

I could summarise my stay in one word 'amazing' but I thought you  might like to be tempted and wooed by the details of my visit.

Diaries juggled, my sister and I ventured off from Shropshire to Yorkshire, and after three and a half hours we arrived at a sunny if slightly breezy Scarborough. A stroll along the beach taking in the sea air, admiring the amazing Victorian architecture Scarborough is home to. It took us just 5 minutes from looking out to the sea to arrive at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in the Yorkshire Countryside. 

Yorkshire, Downton Abbey
My Downton Abbey moment 'Lady Ediths' Drive

Ox Pasture Hall is located off Lady Edith Drive - I know I was suddenly having something of a Downton Abbey moment!

The reception area and staff were welcoming and friendly, we arrived hungry and had booked Afternoon Tea for 2.30pm. This gave us time to check into our room. We were shown to our room, the York Suite, located off the second courtyard. 

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough
Courtyard - Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
The suite consisted of a twin bedroom, lounge area and a sumptuous bathroom. It was exceptionally clean and smelled fresh.  

York Suite Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
York Suite - Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
review Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
York Suite - Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
  • The bedroom contained a dressing table and stool, hairdryer, chest of drawers, bedside tables, television and twin beds. 
  • In the lounge area a two seater sofa, chest of drawers, side tables, coffee table, tv, cd radio player, tea/coffee making equipment, wardrobe containing plenty of coat hangers, safe, iron and ironing board, fan and extra pillows. I always have to ask for extra pillows, so it was nice to have these available immeditely.
  • Bathroom – a large bath with waterfall mixer tap with non slip mat, two separate basins with waterfall mixer taps, toilet with soft close seat, separate walk in shower. The bathroom fittings and finished were of a high quality. Bathrobes, bathmat and plenty of towels. Toiletries of shampoo, body wash, body moisturiser, cotton wool, cotton buds, soap and soap dish. My sister did say she would of loved to have packed the whole bathroom into her suitcase to bring home!
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel Review
Comfortable beds make for a good nights sleep
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Soak it up - enjoy the sumptuous bathroom
We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea, which I will be sharing with you in a separate review. 

Later that evening we made our way to dinner, where we were greeted in the lounge and settled into the sofa in front of a real fire. We were bought complimentary drinks, whilst trying to decide on the menu, which offered a mouthwatering choice of dishes. The staff happily talked through and answered our questions about the menu. When we went into the restaurant to be seated, they had remembered I had a cushion at Afternoon Tea, (this helps with Scoliosis), a nice touch.

For dinner we decided on:- 
  • Appetiser - Carrot and Cumin Soup, with cheese and chive homemade bread.
  • Starter - Confit Duck Salad, Duck Parfait and Cherry Sorbet. Wild Mushroom Risotto.
  • Mains – Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Tender Loin Pork Stuffed with Apricot and Sage, Savoy Cabbage, Sautéed Potato, Homemade Black Pudding, Red Onion Marmalade. My sister opted for the vegetarian; an Open Lasagne of Provencal of vegetables, Toasted Pine Nuts, Basil and Parmesan Cheese. 
  • Dessert - there was a fabulous choice of desserts to choose from  but my stomach had reached capacity. The chef did oblige with some Passion fruit sorbet, which was light and refreshing.
Dinner at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Open Lasagne
Dinner at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Slow Cooked Belly Pork
We could not fault the food, it was of exceptional quality and presentation. Which should be no surprise as Ox Pasture Hall hold 2 rosettes for culinary excellence. The waiter was very attentive and enthusiastic, a member of staff I am sure the hotel will be holding onto.

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel Review
Relax in your room and plan your days out 
Courtyard Restaurant Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Courtyard Restaurant Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
The suite had every comfort from home - feet up, kettle on and nibble on one of the complimentary biscuits. This did bring a smile to our face as our packet were Shrewsbury biscuits, which is so close to where I live in Shropshire. A day out at the seaside or exploring Castle Howard - on return you have the extra space to relax and unwind. I took the opportunity to indulge in some 'me' time - a pedicure, manicure and facial.

Yorkshire Breakfast Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
Locally sourced food - fabulous breakfast

Ox Pasture Hall Breakfast
Perfect poached egg on toast

My highlights
  • Excellent food
  • Friendly and talkative staff, no one walks by and ignores you.
  • Dark quiet rooms and comfortable bed for a great nights sleep, no noisy corridors with doors slamming shut.
  • Sumptuous soak in the bath, your very own DIY spa treat, be sure to bring a face mask.
  • Tea making facilities included a teapot along with Yorkshire branded teas.
  • Our room overlooked a large pond and the Yorkshire Countryside, it was very relaxing. We watched the geese on the pond bobbing down to feed with their bottoms up in the air.
Would I return to Ox Pasture Hall? In a blink of an eye that is a definite yes. There are still many historical places and gardens waiting for me to discover, along with the many coastal towns and country villages to be explored. Ox Pasture Hall Hotel makes the perfect location. 
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel York Suite
Ox Pasture Hall view from York Suite
Disclosure: I was offered 1 nights accommodation for 2, breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner for the purposes of reviewing my stay.  I was under no obligation to give a positive review, opinions expressed above are my honest opinion.
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  1. great images im so jealous looks like u had a fab time, the food looks delicious

  2. Oh wow this place looks so lovely and such yummy food. I really need to visit Yorkshire sometime soon, such an inspiring part of the country

    Laura x

  3. Yorkshire is one of my favourite places, but I've never been to Scarborough. If I ever go, I'd love to stay here, it looks amazing! x

  4. Wow, this looks so nice. What a great place for a break!

  5. I really want to go there, I've heard so many positive reviews.


  6. Wow! This looks amazing. I would love to spend a night there.

  7. Ox Pasture Hall is a delight isn't it - we really enjoyed our stay there too! x


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