Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Holiday in Yorkshire.

Hello Dear Reader,

I can't believe we made it. The last time we had a holiday was our honeymoon in 2012. The move and house renovations took up last year and this year's summer break was spent in the garden.

A break away to glorious north Yorkshire was just what we needed.

An eight hour drive so a stop half way for a double esspresso was the fuel that kept us going.

It's great to frock up and have someone else do the cooking.

The Oxpasture Hall hotel near Scarborough, is just stunning. A modern boutique hotel, in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors with the very essence of hospitality, welcome and service.

The public areas, especially the lounges are warm, cosy and made us feel truly at home. We had a drink here before supper......I loved the fire.

The original part of the hotel is really old and the shutters show how thick the walls are.

Our pooches are safely home with mum, but dogs are welcome here in all areas except the restaurant. This young lady was enjoying her holiday too. Everyone is catered for here. Staff fussed over the families with children, carefully looked after older patrons and genuinely went out of their way to make everybody welcome.

The food was amazing! I don't say that lightly, remember I will send food back if I think it is not up to scratch. The food here really did live up to the hotel's award winning standard

Ham hock terrine, pea puree and crispy quail egg.

Smoked salmon and horse radish ice cream.

Pink tender local lamb.

Pork, cooked three ways.

Dessert? Mango ice cream, coconut panna cotta and pina colada sorbet......brilliantly gluten free too.

Dearly Beloved, quite the traditionalist went for sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and ice cream. 

How 's the holiday so far?

Blinkin' EPIC!

Eight hour drive to get here but the destination is amazing!

Disclaimer: we are here on a free two night stay courtesy of the Oxpasture Hotel, with dinner, afternoon tea, a luxury suite and of course a full Yorkshire breakfast on both days. We have been asked to honestly review and my opinions here are genuine.

Until then,

Love Froogs x x