After celebrating Liam’s pass out parade in Catterick up in Yorkshire, we decided to make a nice weekend of it. We were invited to stay at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel for the night in one of their suites, which was perfect for a nice relaxing one night stay for the two of us. It’s located just outside of Scarborough, which was a little bit of a drive from Catterick but worth the journey!
It’s a luxury country house hotel, which we found was really warm and welcoming and the gardens and grounds are really nicely kept. There was a wedding reception at the hotel when we arrived, which seems like the perfect quiet location for one. On the drive to the hotel we passed a few pretty quaint little villages, and the hotel is based in the North York Moors National Park, so it’s a lovely area for a peaceful weekend.
There are 32 bedrooms at the hotel in total, and we stayed in one of the luxury suites which was located near the back of the hotel and on the ground floor. We we’re sure what to expect, as we’d not stayed at a country house before, but we were so impressed with our accommodation. On our way to our room we walked through the hotel grounds which has some gorgeous gardens and little courtyards, it’s such a pretty place.
We walked through our front and into the living room area, which was nice and big and airy, with a large window which overlooked The Moors. The room contained nice big pieces of dark wooden furniture including a huge wardrobe, desk and TV unit. There was all the usual mod cons and facilities in the room, including free wifi, bottles of water, and a drinks tray. The living room area was huge and was really homely and cosy, it really was a home away from home. We spent our evening crashed out on the sofa after dinner watching TV all snuggly as if the place was our own!
The bathroom was really impressive, as it was all really modern and it included a bath as well as a massive shower with a glass panel. There was also two ‘his and hers’ sinks so we could have one each! I really loved the bathroom, it was really spacious and relaxing, and I could have stayed in that shower for hours! There were toiletries available in the bathroom too, as well as big fluffy towels and dressing gowns. The bedroom was also a good size, and the bed was massive! There was also a TV in the room and a nice big window overlooking the courtyard. We had an amazing nights sleep in that bed after a long day.
We were also generously treated to dinner in their restaurant, which has both a bistro menu as well as their a la carte menu. Before we ordered, the waitress kindly brought us over a glass of sparkling prosecco, along with some delicious warm breads, and a mini homemade mushroom soup starter. We were able to mix and match our courses from each menu, and we both chose the garlic mushrooms for starters, which was deliciously creamy on crispy toast. I then had the beef from the a la carte menu with wild mushrooms, celeriac puree, and horseradish foam for my main, and Liam had a burger with stacked chunky chips. I loved my main course, the meat was really tender and the gravy juice was so tasty. Even though we were pretty stuffed from dinner, we treated ourselves to dessert, and I had the sticky toffee pudding which was very rich but perfect with the custard, and Liam had a beautifully presented Eaton Mess dessert decorated with mini meringues.
The service in the restaurant was fantastic, our waitress was brilliant; extremely helpful and attentive. We also had breakfast in the restaurant in the morning, which was a great experience. We could select some things from the continental breakfast table (croissants, yogurt, fruit etc), and then sit down and order a cooked breakfast too. The scrambled egg was the most delicious thing I’ve ever had for breakfast! It was so creamy and yummy, I wish I knew how they got it so tasty! The only negative I have is that they didn’t have baked beans as an option (I love beans!). They also do afternoon tea at lunch time, which sounds devine, and is the perfect peaceful location for it too.
Overall we had a great stay at the Pasture Ox Hall, it’s a great romantic retreat and was the perfect way to finish celebrating Liam’s pass out parade. I wish we weren’t so time stricken so we could have discovered the area a little bit better, but it’s in a beautiful location, and easy to find. Thank you so much for having us to all the staff at the Ox Pasture!
Please forgive the photo quality of the meals, my camera ran out of battery!