A Weekend in Scarborough
As you may know, I spent a lovely weekend in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel (review here) recently. I couldn’t cram it all into one post, as hard as I tried, so I thought I’d share a bit more of what we actually got up to.
Scarborough is one of those places that brings back so many memories for me, as it was one of our frequent staycation destinations when I was a little ‘un. Caravans, kids clubs, donkey rides on the beach, losing countless pennies in the arcades and eating freshly made sugary donuts on the beach front. The weather wasn’t always great, but we always had a good time!
We had this beautiful, gorgeously sunny day on the day we arrived, but when I actually had my camera with me the next day, it wasn’t so great anymore. So I’m really sorry, Scarborough, I did try my best to make you look good but you didn’t play ball!
We quickly retreated to the arcades, where I told Mat that I would only truly love and respect him once he’d won the key to my heart, aka a soft toy from those evil claw machines. Erm, so here’s where I say SORRY BABE xox because he must have spent about £15 and still didn’t win one, even after some very solid attempts. What a scam.
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel
After leaving the arcades with considerably less loose change and not a single prize (apart from lasting longer than Mat on a FPS game #ProGamer), we headed back to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, where we were booked in for a more leisurely afternoon of cakes, sandwiches, scones and coffee.
We had turned down fresh donuts by the beach for this and it was definitely worth the sacrifice. The sandwiches were roast beef, still warm from a Sunday roast, and cucumber & cream cheese. As the meat sandwiches were quite filling, it was nice to have a lighter sandwich to balance it out.
Scones were baked fresh that morning, so obviously delicious, but unfortunately we had some sort of whipped cream instead of the standard clotted cream. Still very nice but I definitely missed it!
We were both stuffed after all that, but managed to try each of the cakes. Lemon cheesecake, chocolate brownie, hazelnut & chocolate gateau, mini lemon meringue pies and THE best banana cake (apart from my mum’s, of course).
All very tasty! Their afternoon tea is a purse-friendly £15 each, or £24 with champers, and is best served on the sofas by their toasty fire. More info on how to book yours here.
Our afternoon tea was complimentary of Ox Pasture Hall Hotel as part of our stay, but all views & opinions are my very own.
Where is your favourite place to visit for a weekend away?