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.
The Clevedon Restaurant at Ben Rhydding - Immerse yourself in stunning scenery, with magnificent views across the Wharfe Valley, enjoy a delightful afternoon of delectable English fancies with one of The Clevedon’s Afternoon Teas. From the traditional tea, finger sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes, to a more contemporary twist of ‘G & Tea’ with quintessentially English gin and tonic served in a china cup.
Oulton Hall, Leeds - here they are proud to host Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Room where their Butler will be delighted to serve an afternoon tea of delicious sandwiches, cakes and speciality teas, whilst you admire the beautiful landscape and opulent interior Oulton Hall has to offer.
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 Parlour, 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.
Galtres Lodge - This really has to be seen to be believed! Having taken inspiration from the history, Galtres Lodge has created a “Forest Afternoon Tea” - complete with a "forest floor" finale, and carefully paired teas with each course
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.
Gisborough Hall, Guisborough - Dominated by a wall-length period fireplace, the hotel's Main Hall is an impressive yet comfortable environment in which to enjoy afternoon tea. Persian rugs soften the honeyed wooden floor and a crackling open fire warms the winter months. Relax into a deep sofa and enjoy views across the gardens and the North York Moors from the stunning bay windows.
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.
The Timble Inn, nr Harrogate - The Timble Inn is now offering a fantastic traditional Afternoon Tea Wednesday to Saturday from 12noon to 5pm. If you want to make your visit extra special, why not upgrade to our fantastic Champagne Afternoon Tea? Like the traditional version but with a bottle of fizz thrown in for good measure.
Cakes d’Licious Vintage Tearoom and Cakery, York, is a small family run business with an aim to provide you with a true vintage experience. Serving a variety of loose teas, barista coffees, hot chocolates, vintage cold drinks and milkshakes. You can find a huge selection of home made cakes baked on the premises as well as a range of hot and cold lunches on sale. Proudly serving Vintage Afternoon Tea which includes freshly prepared sandwiches, crisps, salad, mouth watering scones, strawberry jam, fresh cream and a selection of cakes.
Visit The Café at Renishaw to enjoy an afternoon tea in the setting of the 18th Century stables courtyard. Tuck into freshly made dainty sandwiches and scones, with clotted cream, jam, and a selection of home-made cakes, served with either tea or coffee. Perfect for treating yourself or a wonderful way to finish your day at Renishaw Hall and Gardens. With a vineyard so close to the café (only 250m away), why not add a glass of our own Renishaw sparkling wine to make it extra special?
The Grand, York - The quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea is experiencing something of a revival. We're only surprised it's taken so long. The Grand's indulgent afternoon tea is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Accompany your tower of treats with a glass of Prosecco, Champagne or perhaps a teapot of Hendrick's gin and tonic. Not just for grown ups, The Grand also offers a Children's Afternoon - making it an afternoon for all the family.
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.
Crathorne Hall Hotel - Enjoy this British tradition in the grand Drawing Room of this historic country house. Crathorne Hall is the perfect place to sit back and relax and take in the far reaching views of the estate offered by the ceiling-high windows while savouring carefully prepared dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and fruit scones, served to perfection.
Afternoon Tea at the Waterton Park Hotel is a special treat and a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family. Afternoon Tea is served in the Bridgewalk Restaurant overlooking the 26 acre lake with beautiful views of the rolling country side. Enjoy a selection of afternoon tea sandwiches, scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, delicious cakes and your choice of Coffee and speciality teas. You can make it a really special and add a glass of chilled Prosecco to perfect the occasion.
Tong Garden Centre - After enjoying a trip around one of the county's biggest independent garden centres, make a date in this wonderful attraction's restaurant to enjoy their brand new Afternoon Tea for Two with someone special; served from 2pm to 4pm every Monday to Friday.
Walkers Nurseries - Served in our Potting Shed coffee room, we offer afternoon tea every Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Made fresh to order, it consists of an array of finger sandwiches, miniature homemade sausage roll and quiche slice. Accompanied by a selection of desserts and a home baked scone with jam and cream. Served with a range of carefully selected loose leaf teas - or perhaps a glass of prosecco for our deluxe afternoon tea!
Hilton Sheffield - Enjoy picturesque views of the historic quays, formally the Sheffield canal basin constructed in 1816 as a terminus for the busy Sheffield Canal. Hilton Sheffield serves a selection of Afternoon tea in Quays Restaurant ranging from cream tea, traditional, champagne & a children’s afternoon tea. Whether you’re looking for afternoon tea for two or as an informal gathering with family and friends, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the Victoria Quayside.
Hilton York - Situated opposite the historic and iconic Clifford’s Tower, relax and enjoy a variety of Afternoon tea offerings in Tower’s Restaurant served daily. Our team can cater for any dietary requirements with optional upgrades to prosecco and champagne ensuring your afternoon experience is unforgettable. Sit back in the relaxed ambiance of Tower’s Restaurant enjoying picturesque views. Located in the heart of York, popular tourist attractions and shops are a short walk away from the hotel.