The month of April brought with it a mini-break to Scarborough. Neither Rich nor I had visited before, and being the type of people that would rather like to visit every single place ever, we gladly accepted the offer of a trip away to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel.

The hotel itself is set in such tranquil grounds that you could get lost in for hours on the various walks. There are nooks to sit in just outside the hotel both day or night and the views from our lounge window went on for miles. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed and the staff continued to be as efficient, warm and friendly throughout, pre-empting our every need and always on hand if we had any questions.

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We sampled breakfasts, afternoon tea and dinners during our stay. I’ve sat pondering how to explain just how good it was but I’m not sure I can do it justice. It would be no word of a lie if I said that the five course (yes five!) dinner was the best food I have ever eaten. I realise that’s quite some statement, but entirely true. The pea and mint risotto was incredible, as was the soup, not forgetting the multiple deserts I consumed too. Rich and I are both vegetarian and were both so pleased by the separate vegetarian menu – it makes a change to have such a array of gorgeous foods to choose from. Even if you’re not in a position to stay at Ox Pasture, make sure you book a table in their courtyard restaurant – you won’t regret it, honestly.




As a wedding photographer, I was interested to find out that Ox Pasture also host weddings after spotting some confetti on the path leading up to reception. It would be a stunning backdrop so if anyone fancies hosting their special day there, let me be your photographer – I’d love to return! As we drove aware from the hotel, I was sad to leave. We both had such a relaxing time that we left rejuvenated from lazy mornings, delicious food, lots of baths and walks in the fresh air surrounded by beautiful views. Thank you Ox Pasture Hall Hotel for the perfect mini-break.

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