Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Ox Pasture Hotel

All words and photography © Nina Nixon

The back end of last week the hubby and I were fortunate to spend a night away (just the two of us) courtesy of the Ox Pasture Hotel.

Nestled in the Forge Valley but within a stones throw of the coast it is perfectly located and beautifully set in seventeen acres of gorgeous Yorkshire countryside.

On arrival we headed straight for the wood burner and snuggled up with an afternoon tea and much needed refreshments - half term always knocks the wind out of me more than I realise - and could of quite happily nodded off in the cosy environment.  Like one of those pubs you find by chance after a long autumnal walk, welcoming you in with its warmth.

I have to admit we did have a little pre dinner snooze as our room was so relaxing and for me a deep soak in a 'bubbles up to my chin' bath.  That is the ultimate luxury in my books - to bathe, with no interruptions and a glass of something fizzy.  Hubby took advantage of the enormous walk in shower.

Dinner was amazing, the staff attentive and the food 'oh my word'.  Showing us why it has an award winning reputation.  I think I may of gushed on a little, but it was absolutely delicious, decadent and delectable.

It's not very often we have the chance to get away (just him and me) and morning came far too soon. We were both sad to find our moment away was up but a wander through the grounds and a kingfisher spotted on the lake made us both conclude our time off grid had been one of the best.  It was just what we needed, a most marvellous mini break.

My thanks goes out to the Ox Pasture Hotel.  For the ever so friendly and helpful staff and for looking after us, making sure we had a wonderful time.  It helped make our stay that little bit special.

* This is a review and all thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.