Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Ox Pasture Hotel | lifestyle/travel

This time last week I was heading up North once again, with my bestie by my side for a relaxing day at The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel


We were invited by Ox Pasture to join some other bloggers to enjoy and afternoon tea and a tour of the Hotel, as well as just take in the beautiful surroundings. It couldn't have been a better day for it as it was beautiful blue skies the entire way.



Although it is pretty easy to get to and just 10 minutes drive from the seafront, you get the sense that you are deep in the countryside miles away from anything, which whether for a weekend getaway or a country wedding is just the feeling you would want. 



When we arrived, we were greeted by the lovely staff and taken into this lounge to wait to be taken through to the restaurant for our afternoon tea. After a 3 hour journey from where we live it was nice to unwind before meeting all the other bloggers. 


As the hotel has recently just been re modelled and expanded, we were lucky enough to enjoy the surrounding almost completely to ourselves for the day meaning we could get a great feel of the hotel itself. Above is the main restaurant which is full of light and looks out over gardens from all angles. 


The Afternoon Tea was one of the most elaborate I have seen, there was definitely no shortage of food and variety for everyones taste. You could also request a different selection to accommodate any specific dietary requirements and the service was brilliant. 


Everything is homemade daily and you could definitely tell, the scones were still lovely and warm.


The sandwiches were a selection or, Cucumber, Prawn, Cheese and Beef all on different breads, if you don't like any of the selection I'm sure the staff would be more than happy to swap some for you as well. 


The bottom layer of the Afternoon Tea was by far the naughtiest and also my favourite part, the cakes were amazing, I was so full from the first to sections though I just had this pistachio brownie, side note it was honestly one of the best things I have ever tasted and half the shortbread and Sally had the cheesecake and lemon meringue pie. 



Once we had let the tea go down we headed off for a tour, the pictures don't really do this courtyard justice and the sun was being shy at this point but all of the original hotel suites are off this courtyard which I think it way nicer than a usual hotel corridor. 



Although this is the original section of the hotel, all of these rooms have also recently been remodelled giving them a clean and modern style too. 



Every single room is different but all can promise great views, a lovely new bathroom and sitting area just to relax on your break. 



Next we moved to the new part of the hotel that has just been finished, it has been done so well you can't really see where the original building finishes, the rooms themselves do have a slightly more modern feel though as they have been finished to a more simple decor. 



The luxury of having built the new part of the hotel is that although it is in keeping with the old Hall the rooms themselves have been able to be made bigger allowing for huge bathrooms, bigger sitting areas and suites with multiple bedrooms. Perfect for families or Hen/Bridal Parties. 





With double aspect windows letting in floods of light and there being so much room I couldn't help but think how lovely this would work for a Bride and her Bridesmaids to get ready and have picture taken before the wedding. 



After the tour we were left to explore for ourselves and visit the surrounding areas, which me and Sal took full advantage of so there will be a follow up post showing that soon. 

Thank you so much to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel for having us and showing us around your fabulous estate. 

Check out the bloggers who I shared the day with:


Until next time, 

Love&Kisses, 

Mel 

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