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The best afternoon teas in Yorkshire - Summer 2018

PUBLISHED: 09:07 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:53 12 July 2018

Afternoon tea has now become a popular summer pastime (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto/RuthBlack

Afternoon tea has now become a popular summer pastime (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto/RuthBlack

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Afternoon tea has grown in popularity as a summer pastime, here are a selection of some of the best on offer across Yorkshire.

Scampston Walled Garden Cafe (c) Laura Kate Bradley Scampston Walled Garden Cafe (c) Laura Kate Bradley

Scampston Walled Garden Café, Malton

Whether you’re visiting Scampston on a family day out, looking for a place to catch up over coffee, or simply love a good cream tea, our recently-refurbished Walled Garden Café offers plenty of delicious options. Our homemade sandwiches and cakes are made using fresh, local ingredients, served alongside Yorkshire Tea and Roost Coffee. All to be enjoyed in a bright, relaxed setting overlooking our beautiful Walled Garden.

Vegetarian and gluten free options also available. Cream tea £5.25 per person, coffee & cake £4.95, sandwiches (served with a salad garnish and Pipers Crisps) £5.95. Open 10am – 4pm. Entry to the Walled Garden is not required to enjoy the Scampston Walled Garden Café.

Scampston Hall and Walled Garden, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG | 01944759111 | www.scampston.co.uk

 

The Black Swan Hotel (c) David Chalmers The Black Swan Hotel (c) David Chalmers

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

At The Black Swan, we thrive on tradition and what’s more traditionally British than Afternoon Tea? That’s why we create classic, luxurious and indulgent English Afternoon Tea’s served in our quintessential Tearoom.

Sit back in one of our cosy armchairs with our mismatched bone china and relax, whilst we serve you a little slice of heaven. If it’s sunny then you are welcome to sit in our gorgeous garden as well.

Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ | 01439 772936 | www.blackswan-helmsley.co.uk

 

The Palm Court The Palm Court

The Palm Court, Scarborough

Located in the enviable position central to Scarborough. The Lounge at The Palm Court offers Afternoon Tea daily from 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Awarded 1 AA rosette for culinary excellence the Lounge also offers a wide selection of Gin, cocktails, Champagne and fizz by the glass. Afternoon Tea £ 17.95 pp | With Champagne £ 22.95 pp | Gentlemans Afternoon Tea £ 17.95 pp | With a pint of Yorkshire blackout £ 21.95 pp

St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2ES | 01723 368161| www.palmcourtscarborough.co.uk

 

Ashmount Country House Ashmount Country House

Ashmount Country House, Haworth

Visit Haworth and Ashmount Country House for the finest Afternoon Tea complete with a selection of sandwiches, quiches, scones, speciality desserts and traditional leaf teas. Maybe also add in a glass of bubbles to complete the treat!

Afternoon Tea is available Thursday & Friday 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm & 3pm - and can be eaten inside or outside in our gardens with a view at a price of £16.95 per person. For bookings of 8 people or more, we will also give you a 20% DISCOUNT on your booking! Perfect for a family occasion, so call now to book your table.

Mytholmes Lane, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8EZ | 01535 645726 | www.ashmounthaworth.co.uk

 

The Pheasant Hotel The Pheasant Hotel

The Pheasant Hotel, Harome

Enjoy the experience of an indulgent afternoon tea at The Pheasant Hotel either on the unique setting of our beautiful terrace overlooking the village pond or in front of a roaring fire in our lounge or bar.

Our Afternoon Teas are served from 2pm until 5pm every day and range from a Cream Tea right through to our very popular Champagne Afternoon Tea, all created by our Chef/Patron Peter Neville and his award-winning team.

Mill Street, Harome, Helmsley YO62 5JG | 01439 771241 | www.thepheasanthotel.com

 

Bettys Tea Rooms Bettys Tea Rooms

Bettys, Harrogate and York

It’s almost 100 years since Bettys first opened. Today people from all over the world recognise it as the home of Afternoon Tea. Bettys luxury Lady Betty Afternoon Tea is inspired by Bettys passion for outstanding service and commitment to quality, and offers customers a memorable experience without match.

It’s hosted in the elegant surroundings of The Imperial Room, Harrogate, Thursday to Sunday, and The Belmont Room, York, Thursday to Monday. Booking is required.

Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU / St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QP Harrogate: 01423 814043, York: 01904 659142 | www.bettys.co.uk

 

The Barn Cafe at Blacker Hall Farm Shop (c) Richard Faulks The Barn Cafe at Blacker Hall Farm Shop (c) Richard Faulks

The Barn Café at Blacker Hall Farm Shop, Wakefield

Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea are available daily. Afternoon Tea is served from 11.30am and includes all the traditional favourites, made by their expert Chefs using seasonal, local produce. Enjoy with a choice of regular hot drink, or indulge yourself with a glass of Prosecco! Vegetarian and Gluten Free Afternoon Teas are also available as well as the Blacker Hall High Tea, which includes sausage roll and pork pie made with home-reared pork.

Before you leave, call into The Farm Shop to pick up lots of great Yorkshire fresh food to enjoy at home. Around 80% of the produce sold is made by their expert Chefs, Bakers and Butchers, and the remainder is sourced as locally as possible. There’s also a dedicated wet fish counter with daily deliveries from Hodgson Fish, straight from the quayside at Hartlepool. The Farm Shop and Barn Café are open seven days a week.

Branch Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3DN | 01924 276202| www.blackerhall.com

 

Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour

Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour, Pickering

Our aim is to recreate the traditional atmosphere of tea parlours of a bygone era, with china and silverware dating from as early as the 1850’s the majority produced in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

All our products are home-baked or locally sourced and include good old fashioned ploughmans lunches and our own savoury medley. Our award winning Afternoon Tea Experience includes a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries and a pot of tea or coffee - £10.75, also available gluten free. Open 11am - 5pm, closed Tuesday. Follow us on facebook.

Main street, Middleton, Pickering YO18 8NX | 01751 475932 | middletonteaparlour.com

 

Crathorne Hall Hotel Crathorne Hall Hotel

Crathorne Hall Hotel, Yarm

What better place to enjoy this British tradition than in the grand Drawing Room of this historic country house? Crathorne Hall is the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the far reaching views of the Leven Valley while savouring our carefully prepared dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and fruit scones, served to perfection.

All Crathorne Hall afternoon teas are handmade, change with the seasons and are served with a selection of Taylors of Harrogate Tea: £21.50 per person. Enjoy this fine tradition Monday – Thursday two for £32 For a special occasion or to simply add a bit of sparkle you can upgrade to a glass of Champagne!

Crathorne, Near Yarm, North Yorkshire TS15 0AR | 01642 700398 | www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/crathornehall/eat-drink/services/traditional-afternoon-tea

 

Farmer Copleys Farmer Copleys

Farmer Copleys, Pontefract

A rural afternoon tea down on the farm. Farmer Copleys (Deliciously Yorkshire’s Best Independent Retailer 2017) based at Pontefract offers just that. All sandwiches and sweet treats, not to mention the fabulous scones are made in the bakery daily using only the finest local and home grown produce.

There’s even a Little Farmers Afternoon Tea for the younger visitors with a homemade milk shake in a mini milk bottle. No need to book (unless a group) just pop into Moo Cafe, find a table, order, sit back and take it easy in our friendly relaxed atmosphere, then pop into the Farm Shop or take a walk around the farm - pick strawberries when in season - the perfect field to fork day out. Perfect for weddings or baby showers, with views of the farm, prosecco and cocktails available! Private dining room ‘The Stable’ hosts 12 people and ‘The Barn’ hosts 120.

Pontefract Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 5AF | 01977 600200 | www.farmercopleys.co.uk

 

Fodder Fodder

Fodder, Harrogate

With views overlooking Harrogate’s Crimple Valley, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious Fodder Afternoon Tea. Served 7 days a week, 3- 5pm, Sundays 2.30-4.30pm.

You will be served a selection of traditional finger sandwiches and the chef’s savoury item of the day. A miniature homemade scone accompanied by strawberry preserve and clotted cream, plus a selection of specially selected sweet sensations. No need to book in advance – simply pop in and we’ll promptly find you a table.

Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ | 01423 546111 | fodder.co.uk

 

Lewis & Cooper Lewis & Cooper

Lewis & Cooper, Northallerton

Relax and watch the world go by from our award-winning Tearooms as you enjoy our sumptuous menus of delicious Yorkshire treats. We promise you the warmest welcome in Northallerton as you take your choice from breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with a mouth-watering range of tasty dishes.

Afterwards be sure to explore our extensive food and wine departments.

92 High Street, Northallerton DL2 8PT | 01609 772880 | www.lewisandcooper.co.uk

 

Just Grande! Vintage Tearoom (Photo Credit: Yorkshire Post Newspapers) Just Grande! Vintage Tearoom (Photo Credit: Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom, Leeds

Things quintessentially British include, tea drinking, home baking, good old-fashioned service, a warm welcome and family businesses. These ingredients are brought together to provide the ‘step-back-in-time experience’ at Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom in the Grand Arcade (next to the Grand Theatre) Leeds.

Afternoon Teas are our forte, with or without Prosecco, Gentleman’s or ‘Little One’s’ version. Served on vintage china crockery with a vast array of teas from around the globe - we’re fully licensed too! Make your event really special and hire us exclusively for private parties or join us for our events - details are on our website Don’t miss our BOGOF ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Hour’ midweek between 4-5pm. We look forward to welcoming you! Quote ‘YLOL’ for a free gift

Ground Floor, 8-9 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG | 0113 2431306 / 07528 244012 | www.just-grand.co.uk

 

Le Chalet Le Chalet

Le Chalet, Leeds

Voted best Afternoon Tea in Leeds over and over, Le Chalet, located in the financial district of Leeds, invites people to take a little time out to relax and come together over a steaming cuppa and delicious home-cooked spread.

Our Afternoon Tea is a French twist to a traditional meal. We stock over 20 kinds of teas, herbals and blends to choose from and we serve exquisite coffee accompanied by an impressive spread; two sandwiches with your choice of filling, two canapés, macaroon, a generously sized scone with clotted cream and your choice from three kinds of homemade conserves plus a selection of miniature French desserts. £16.95 each, £19.45 with a glass of wine, £22.45 with bubbles, or you can throw unlimited champagne into the mix for £35. We serve even a hot food version, just enquire.

31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD | 0113 2430576 | bookings@le-chalet.co.uk | www.le-chalet.co.uk

 

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa (c) Adrian Ray The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa (c) Adrian Ray

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey

Afternoon teas are served at ‘The Dev’ with country-house timeless style, either in our Conservatory with views over the Italian-style knot garden; or the elegant Cocktail Lounge, with a live piano music accompaniment. Classic Afternoon tea comprises delicate sandwiches, freshly-baked buttermilk scones, with clotted cream and home-made strawberry preserve and fancy patisseries, all served elegantly on traditional silver stands with white bone china crockery, silver cutlery and linen napkins. £30pp.

Winner of ‘Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea’ Deliciouslyorkshire, 2017.

Bolton Abbey, Nr Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6AJ | 01756 718100 | www.thedevonshirearms.co.uk

 

Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa

Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa, Leeds

Oulton Hall are specialists in all things tea with over 16 varieties to choose from - including our very own Oulton Blend. Enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon with an award-winning afternoon tea served by our very own butlers.

Our wonderful selection of sandwiches and delicacies are sure to impress your taste buds whilst you relax amidst beautiful décor and admire the views of the Oulton Estate.

Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HN | 0113 282 1000 | www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/oulton-hall/afternoon-tea

 

Tapton Hall Tapton Hall

Tapton Hall, Sheffield

Tapton Hall’s unique blend of elegant history and modern efficiency make any event truly unforgettable. You can be assured of facilities to rival the most modern but with a welcome and a standard of service that reflects the finest Sheffield tradition.

Traditional Afternoon Tea - £12.95 p.p. A delicious selection of homemade sandwiches, cakes and scones, with the opportunity to enjoy with a glass of Pimms or bottle of Prosecco. Or why not try our new Yorkshire Afternoon Tea only £17.95 p.p.

Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield S10 3BU | 0114 266 0051 | enquiries@taptonhall.com | taptonhall.com

 

Tickton Grange (c) David Mackinnon Tickton Grange (c) David Mackinnon

Tickton Grange, Beverley

Enjoy a fabulous Afternoon Tea in the glamorous surroundings of Tickton Grange. Tradition at its best - delicate finger sandwiches with a selection of fillings from our Yorkshire artisan suppliers; a tier of savoury items made by hand in Tickton Grange’s kitchens; sweet cakes and pastries exquisitely crafted by our pastry chefs; freshly baked scones, local clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve.

Served with a wonderful choice of loose leaf teas, champagne or artisan gin and beautifully presented on fabulous Royal Crown Derby china, designed just for us by ceramicist Maham Anjum. By the fireside in our stylish Library, or in the afternoon sun in our glorious gardens. A time honoured tradition. Crafted to be enjoyed together. Indulgence. Deserved.

Tickton, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 9SH | 01964 543666 | www.ticktongrange.co.uk

 

The Wentbridge House Hotel (c) Adrian Ray The Wentbridge House Hotel (c) Adrian Ray

The Wentbridge House Hotel Pontefract

Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the 4-star Wentbridge House Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea in luxurious surroundings. Enjoy an array of indulgent treats, expertly made using the finest locally sourced produce.

Choose from the Traditional Afternoon Tea, for a selection of traditional tea sandwiches, homemade fruit scones with house preserves, rich Yorkshire clotted cream, delicious cakes and mini puddings. For a different take on the classic, the Yorkshire Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea features a selection of delicious “Yorkshire” treats. A dedicated Children’s Afternoon Tea is also available for younger guests. Alternatives for Vegans and Vegetarians are available, plus Gluten and Dairy Free options.

Wentbridge, Pontefract WF8 3JJ | 01977 620444 | www.wentbridgehouse.co.uk

 

Goldborough Hall Goldborough Hall

Goldborough Hall, Goldsborough

There is something special about taking Royal Afternoon Tea in a 17th century private stately home. Enjoy the 400-year royal history of HRH Princess Mary’s first family home and the splendour of the grounds.

Sample hand crafted delicacies, freshly baked scones and delightful finger sandwiches served with a selection of Taylor’s Teas in the magnificent Jacobean Hall, beautiful Orangery or Terrace. Please call to book.

Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8NR | 01423 867321 | www.goldsboroughhall.com

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