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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

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.

The Queen of Afternoon Tea - Bettys

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 Cafe Tea Rooms across the county each with their own unique character.

Bettys York was inspired by the style of the luxury 1930s ocean liner the Queen Mary and is still the height of Art Deco elegance even now. Bettys Harrogate overlooks the famous Stray and Montpellier Gardens. You can enjoy coffee in the Montpelier Café Bar or reserve a table in the stylish Imperial Room for an afternoon tea from Friday to Sunday. Bettys at RHS Garden Harlow Carr is just outside Harrogate, surrounded by the beauty of the 58-acre RHS gardens and also has 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. Bettys Northallerton is housed in a Grade II listed building in this traditional Yorkshire market town.

More Yorkshire Afternoon Teas

Clocktower At Rudding Park

Set amongst 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, or in 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 in the Valley under the Cow and Calf, 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

At Oulton Hall 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. As you indulge in afternoon delights you can admire the beautiful landscape and opulent interior that Oulton Hall has to offer.

Terrace Tearooms at Harewood House

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.

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.

The Timble Inn, near 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.

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, near 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.

Keelham Farmshop, Skipton

The Keelham Kitchen's very own café/restaurant is open seven days a week with everything made from scratch everyday using produce that can be bought from the shop. 

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.

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.

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.

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