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, it's also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, tempting cakes, locally sourced food and traditional Afternoon Tea. Bettys have six Cafe Tea Rooms across the county each with their own unique character. .
Inspired by the style of the luxury 1930s ocean liner the Queen Mary, the St Helen's Square, Bettys York,is still the height of Art Deco elegance. Bettys 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 and Bettys 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 an afternoon tea on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. 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.
Oulton Hall, Leeds - here they are proud to host Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Room where their Butler will be delighted to explain their offering as well as the excellent selection of tea's from some of the best estates in the world.
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
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. 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.
The quintessentially English tradition of Afternoon Tea is experiencing something of a revival. Saluté @ The White Swan's elaborate Afternoon Tea is available for parties of 10 or more, served in your own Private Dining Room. A relaxing atmosphere and attentive service from their staff will all combine to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience. Afternoon Tea is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to get together and celebrate that special occasion.
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.
Dulcie Butterfly Vintage Tea Rooms, Boston Spa - come and relax in their beautiful vintage tea room where you can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones teas from Yorkshire tea to french violet, cappuccinos coffees, lattes, hot chocolate, all served in beautiful vintage china mens afternoon tea including pork pie and pickle. Pink lemonade and special cordials are available for children!
The Barn Coffee Shop at Blacker Hall offers fresh, seasonal, local food every day using produce sourced largely from the Farm Shop - from their own expert butchers, bakers, local growers and producers. They use this to create delicious, seasonal menus, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Tea, including traditional Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea.
For more places to enjoy afternoon tea, our Tea Trail is a great place to start.