Tradition, elegance, style, luxury and relaxation are all synonymous with the very English tradition of Afternoon Tea. There's nothing quite like a good cup of tea - whether it's enjoyed in the afternoon with cakes or sipped outdoors while admiring the county's stunning natural beauty.
Treat yourself and enjoy Afternoon Tea, Yorkshire style.
A true Yorkshire great, Bettys is not only home to the perfect cup of tea, its also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, tempting cakes, locally sourced food and traditional Afternoon Tea. Bettys now have six Cafe Tea Rooms across the county each with their own unique character. .
In York you can choose Bettys, inspired by the style of the luxury 1930s ocean liner the Queen Mary, the St Helen's Square Bettys is still the height of Art Deco elegance. Little Bettys on Stonegate in York is nestled on a medieval street just a stone's throw from York Minster and decked out with antique dressers, vintage adverts and a roaring fire in winter, Bettys in Harrogate overlooks the famous Stray and Montpellier Gardens. Enjoy coffee in the Montpelier Café Bar or reserve a table in the stylish Imperial Room for a weekend afternoon tea. Just outside Harrogate is Bettys at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Set alongside the all-year-round beauty of the 58-acre RHS gardens and with a terrace for al fresco dining, Bettys, Ilkley offers a perfect place to relax with a pot of tea after a day spent taking in the glorious view of Ilkley Moor.. Lastly Bettys, Northallerton is housed in a Grade II listed building in this traditional Yorkshire market town. Elegant throughout, with both a walled courtyard for summer enjoyment and an indoor 'Palm Room' with a domed glass roof and a three-metre high Chusan palm.
More great places to treat yourself....
Clocktower At Rudding Park, nr Harrogate - Set in 300 acres of parkland 3 miles south of Harrogate, Clocktower at Rudding Park offers traditional afternoon tea with contemporary flair in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Take tea in the restaurant underneath the striking pink glass chandelier, the bright and airy conservatory alongside the 400 year old olive tree or on the south-facing terrace in the sunshine.
Lempicka, Beverly - Cosy cafe in Beverley offering exciting and delicious food made from scratch everyday. The cakes are to die for and the coffee is just as good.
Terrace Tearooms With stunning views over rolling parkland, the Terrace Tearooms at Harewood House is the perfect spot to sit back, take in the stunning scenery, get away from the bustle of the city and indulge in delicious pastries, fresh coffee, or our sparkling champagne afternoon tea. The Terrace Tearooms ooze tradition with Lloyd loom furniture and fine china. Why not come and join us for afternoon tea that is unparalleled in Yorkshire.
Lavenders Tea Room and Delicatessen, Thornton Dale nr Pickering - Relax at the newly refurbished Tea room in the heart of Thornton Le Dale where you can choose from an array of tempting treats and surround yourself with the quaint charm of their 14th Century building. In addition to this, you can also order a unique Picnic Hamper where you can spoil yourself with lots of mouth-watering foods
Middleton Post Office Tea Palour, Middleton nr Pickering - Step back in time and enjoy a warm Yorkshire welcome. The tables are covered in antique table linens. Old pictures and embroideries adorn the walls.
Daisy Tea Rooms, Scarborough -The all new Daisy Tea Rooms is a great place for good food and drink with good friendly service.
Hemingways Tea Rooms, Skipton - Find us in an undercover tranquil courtyard off Skipton's main high street. Try our freshly cooked food & home-made pastries! Live pianist 3 days a week.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield - Enjoy refreshing tea, speciality coffee and delicious cakes against the backdrop of the stunning Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Soak up beautiful views of the Park and monumental Henry Moore sculptures from the contemporary restaurant as you sample a range of homemade treats including Bakewell tart and chocolate brownie. Why not make a day of it by exploring the 500-acre estate and five galleries before enjoying a locally sourced lunch.
Cocoa Wonderland. Sheffield- Hidden away from all the hustle and bustle of today's modern living, Cocoa is like taking a step into the past. Packed full of treats with rows and rows of every kind of sweet imaginable in sparkling glass jars. And, of course, exquisite chocolate! Customers find themselves lost in nostalgia and are transported back to their childhoods.
Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York - The quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea is experiencing something of a revival. We're only surprised its taken so long. Our indulgent afternoon tea is a feast for the eyes, as well as the taste buds.
Goldsborough Hall, nr Harrogate- The freshly prepared afternoon tea includes a chef's selection of finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones - and some delicate Royal cakes including Victoria Sponge, Battenberg and Queen Mother's Cake, a modern-day twist to these traditional cakes.
The Cheerful Chilli Resturant & Tea Rooms, Otley - Situated just on Otley Chevin inside a converted farmhouse. The atmosphere in the cafe is lively but intimate with friendly staff providing a warm and welcoming service.
For more places to enjoy afternoon tea, our Tea Trail is a great place to start.