We headed up through the North Yorkshire moors and spent the day after exploring the very quaint Robin Hood's Bay.
Our first impressions were fabulous, the location and grounds were beautiful, we both agreed that the food was really lovely and quite unexpected and it would be a great place for a wedding. They actually host weddings in the venue, there was a newly married couple having photos in the Courtyard when we were there.
Here's a more broken down review of our stay.
The Venue and Location
The hotel is situated in quite an odd place, on a long country road just outside of Scarborough, one minute you're in central Scarborough, the next you're in a beautiful peaceful edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. The venue is so very quaint, picturesque and well kept, with lovely gardens that we had a wander round. It's a great location if you want to visit the North Yorkshire Moors. We drove up through the moors to Robin Hood's Bay for the day. it was the ideal location.
We stayed in one of the hotel's suites. First impressions were the extent of the size. The suites are situated off of the main hotel and are huge. Ours had a living room, bedroom and huge bathroom. The bathroom was absolutely stunning, with double sinks, a huge bath and luxurious toiletries. We really enjoyed our overnight stay and felt the rooms were super relaxed and peaceful, if not a bit plain for us, but that's just because we love a boutique feel to a hotel of this rating.
Wow, what lovely food. We were absolutely stunned by the wonderful food on offer in the
Courtyard Restaurant, everything we had was perfectly cooked and presented and our young waiter was so fantastic. We did have a bit of an experience with the table being so close to the kitchen, but after a quick chat with the waiter he moved us to a much better location. My favourite part was the sticky-toffee pudding. I think I'd actually drive my family back to eat in the restaurant. The breakfast experience was just as fab as the evening meal. we were sat right by the courtyard window which was a fabulous experience.
This is where I feel the hotel was slightly let down. Our waiter in the restaurant was wonderful, however we both felt the service could have been better in the hotel. Personally, I'm not sure there was enough staff in the hotel when we were there. It meant they were so busy that it was a struggle to service all the guests accordingly. We had a bit of a situation on arrival where our booking hadn't been recorded but luckily it was sorted out!
All in all, we had a lovely stay at Ox Pasture and would recommend it for its fabulous food and quaint atmosphere.
Thanks for the lovely stay!