We were invited to enjoy a night of relaxation at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. With the stress and business of moving, this was very welcome!
We arrived a little later as we were busy with the house, so didn’t quite realise how spectacular the grounds were, it goes on for miles and there are some quite cracking views too.
After arriving we were taken to our room. I didn’t quite expect what we walked into, it was actually the honeymoon suite that we were staying in, how suave.
After checking out the room and playing with the taps, we set off for dinner. We sat down in the lounge to get some drinks and order from the menu (check out their food pages and menu here), I also had a snoop around the wedding photography books that were on display. There was actually a wedding taking place, so we enjoyed looking at all of the dresses and seeing the family have a good time. Check out their wedding packages here!
Here we are in the lounge making some serious menu choices!
It was really nice and comfortable to wait on the sofas having a drink while our starters were being prepared.
We were taken through to the restaurant and given a taste of the soup of the day before our actual starter came through. I actually managed to take a picture of every course so here goes:
Soup: Tomato with Cheese & Chive Bread
A delicious taster of what we could have had! Very smooth and the home-made bread was a delight.
Totally gorgeous though there weren’t many pieces of crab in there, it was more a flavouring. I din’t eat it all just to save room for what I knew was coming later.
Pete’s Starter: Chicken Roulade
A big thumbs up from him as he polished it off very quickly. In fact it felt like I just looked down at my starter to get a bite and it was gone!
The pie was packed full of steak so I really enjoyed it! Not too much stodge either so I had enough room for the (incredible) dessert still to come.
He managed to scoff the whole lot so it must have been good! He was even picking at mine afterwards too.
Just, wow. I mean top marks on presentation here! All were delicious, and we managed to tackle most of it. My favourite was definitely the vanilla parfait, something I’ve never even tried before and it was gorgeous.
After a few too many glasses of grape juice, we headed off to bed and Pete had a bath and then relaxed in the room for a bit. We decided to get up early as we had a few bits in the house to do, so after my lovely rainforest shower we were good to go to breakfast.
They have a nice little buffet with lots of fresh produce, and also an option for a cooked breakfast.
After breakfast we went for a little jaunt before getting back to our house for more fun DIY! Here are some pictures of the grounds and the hotel itself. It was a bit of a grey morning but the pictures have come out nicely.
Overall we had a really enjoyable stay, it’s just what we needed after all that graft and a hard week at work! It’s a really luxurious mini break and a great intimate venue for weddings too.