A few weeks ago I was invited to spend a few days at the lovely Ox Pasture Hall Hotel*. After a tough few weeks in the bakery, a night away from the bustle of Newcastle was just what the doctor ordered. Being a weekend worker my boyfriend and I decided to head down on Monday morning and enjoy a a couple of quiet days in the Yorkshire countryside.
Deep into November the dark nights were well and truly upon us, despite arriving just after 3pm it was already beginning to come in dark. After checking in we were shown to our suite by the super friendly staff before heading into the hotel for afternoon tea. The room was pleasant, clean and relaxing but the wow factor came with the huge modern bathroom. I simply couldn't wait to relax in the giant tub.
After getting settled in we trotted off for our afternoon tea by a roaring fire, not bad for on a icy cold Novembers afternoon. We filled ourselves full of delicious little cakes, scones and sandwiches before heading back to the room for a long bath and a nap. We lounged in our robes feeling fully relaxed and content with our full tummies.
We spend a few hours wandering around the gardens and chilling out in the room while we built up an appetite for our evening meal. For a normal person this probably would have taken much longer, but being a total food gremlin I was ready for another feed by 8pm. We fancied ourselves up and strolled along to the lounge where we were treated to a glass of prosecco while we perused the dinner menu. We were both so impressed by the food on offer, it's no surprise that the Courtyard Restaurant is regarded as the best restaurant in Scarborough, boasting two rosettes for culinary excellence.
|Curried parsnip soup appetiser.|
|Wild mushroom risotto.|
|Ham terrine with crispy quails egg.|
|Seared cod with chorizo ratatouille and crispy gnocchi.|
|Mini beef fillet and mini beef brisket with mushroom ragu and creamed potato.|
|Assiette of desserts.|
We were blown away by the quality of our meal, every aspect was superb including the service. Our waiter was the most adorable young man, knowledgeable and just the right amount of banter. Neither of us could decide on a dessert so we were recommended the assiette, mini versions of all the best elements on the menu. We were in food heaven!
Well rested and full of a delicious full Yorkshire breakfast we took a little stroll around the gardens. It was just as lovely in the sunshine as it was during the dusk. I can highly recommend Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, we had a wonderful time relaxing in the beautiful surroundings and wouldn't hesitate to return, if only for a little more of the amazing food on offer.
Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel
North York Moors National Park
T: 01723 365 295