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Yorkshire Life Reader Event - Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in York 75th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 15:15 15 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:59 19 January 2016

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in York

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in York

Join the celebrations as Bettys Café Tea Rooms in York prepares to mark a very special birthday

Yorkshire Life readers are invited exclusively to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bettys Café Tea Rooms, St Helen’s Square, York, at a unique Afternoon Tea held in the first floor Belmont Room, at 1.30pm on Thursday, April 26th.

This special event takes readers back in time to an age when style and luxury went hand in hand and features the newly-created Afternoon Tea for Bettys recently launched, bookable afternoon tea at The Belmont Room as well as at The Imperial Room, Bettys, Harrogate.

Readers will also be treated to a presentation in costume by The History Wardrobe, entitled Tea Gowns and Tea Time, designed especially to celebrate Bettys 75th anniversary in York. The presentation will vividly bring to life 1937 - the year when Bettys York opened and will contain fascinating social insights such as hosting an afternoon tea party in the 1930s.

Readers will be served delicious sandwiches, newly inspired handmade cakes and freshly baked miniature scones with clotted cream and preserves, on gleaming silver cake stands, together with a choice of teas.

Bettys York opened for business in 1937; its luxurious décor inspired by Bettys founder Frederick Belmont following his journey on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary cruise liner the previous year. Frederick was so keen to recreate the liner’s stylish look that he employed its interior designers and fitters to convert the former furniture store into his dream café.

The upstairs Belmont Room is a true Art Deco treasure featuring an interior replete with graceful curves, walnut panelling and exquisite marquetry.

How to book your place


The price per person is just £25 and includes a welcome drink and a Bettys goody bag to take home. We anticipate high demand to attend this special event on April 26th at 1.30pm and recommend booking now.

Please call Bettys York on 01904 659142 and mention the Yorkshire Life readers’ event. Payment is by debit or credit card at the time of booking. The number of places is limited.



The print version of this article appeared in the March 2012  issue of Yorkshire Life 

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