Last week I was very lucky to be invited to afternoon tea at Ox Pasture Hall in Scarborough. It was a really beautiful day so coupled with some good food and drink and beautiful surroundings it was a fantastic day out!
I love afternoon tea. The finger sandwiches, the freshly baked, warm scones and the mini cakes and pastries. It’s a real treat to take time out and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea in my opinion so when I was invited to this event I was immediately excited! Having seen the glorious surrounding at Ox Pasture Hall on their website, I knew it would be an absolutely a lovely place to visit for a chill-out too!
On arrival we given a tour of the hotel grounds. Ox Pasture Hall is a country hotel located about two miles drive from Scarborough, and it is set in seventeen acres of picturesque Yorkshire countryside in the North York Moors National Park. It really is a beautiful place and the perfect place for a mini-break or a night of relaxation away from a hectic life! We were shown around the gorgeous snug, filled with comfy sofas, lots of cushions and space for relaxation. The bar area also has seating for meals and there’s also outside onto the lovely patio where some alfresco dining could be enjoyed. we walked around the outside of the hotel to find a lake and some breath-taking views of the local area. Ox Pasture Hall have done a fantastic job of making their gardens extra special including gazebos, their Wedding barn, water features and of course the deer (not real, but very pretty!)
After our wander outside we were shown into the conservatory for our afternoon tea. Another blogger, Joanna was already enjoying hers so we joined her at the table and chatted whilst we waited for ours. Soon we were presented with the a lovely pile of gorgeous looking sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and cream and also a rather generous selection of cake! Ox Pasture’s afternoon tea is most definitely very decadent, especially as it is served on a tiered cake stand which really encapulates the sense of occasion.
As I am vegetarian I received veggie-friendly sandwiches which included cheddar cheese and tomato, and also cream cheese and cucumber. Both were delicious and it was nice to see that Ox Pasture Hall also cater for all type of dietary requirements. After a short while some of the other bloggers Faith, Carrieanne, Mel and Sally joined us and the hotel dealt with their diet requirements well too. We tucked into the sandwiches, and the amazing warm scones, served with cream and jam then onto my favourite part, the cake! They were divine. We each had four different types of cake; chocolate brownies, a rich fruit cake topped with cream, mini cheesecake and also the most amazing lemon meringue I have ever tasted. All the cakes and scones are all made on site, I was very impressed with the quality.
A traditional Afternoon Tea is available at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel every day from 3.00 pm – 5.00pm (although, must be booked by 11.00 am, due to the fact that all scones and cakes are baked fresh). Afternoon Tea at Ox Pasture Hall is served in either the hotels lounges, bar, or if it is fine weather, on one of the beautiful hotel’s terraces. The cost for Afternoon Tea is a reasonable £15 per person, or for that very special occasion, you have the option to make it a Champagne Afternoon Tea which costs £24 per person. Although, if you don’t fancy a full Afternoon Tea, you can order the cakes, scones and a cup of tea too for just £8.50 per person.
Ox Pasture Hall is a former country farmhouse surrounded by barns and out-buildings which has been transformed into a super-luxurious country house hotel. It has been beautifully restored and extended now housing many luxury rooms and suites from classic doubles, deluxe bedrooms and beautiful four posters. We had a tour around some of the rooms after our afternoon tea and they were so lovely! I was so desperate to stay and enjoy the views and amenities. I especially liked that all the deluxe rooms are named after local abbeys, and the newer bedrooms and suites are named after local places. It’s a really lovely touch and the perfect anecdote to a real ‘Yorkshire stay’.
Ox Pasture Hall is more than a luxury country house hotel, it is perfect for weddings, family gatherings, celebrations, meetings and leisure activities. Relaxing, romantic and luxury short breaks in one of Britain’s most wonderful settings, in the North Yorkshire Moors.
So why not pay them a visit? You will not regret it! Visit their website for more information and special offers.