Top 5 for afternoon tea

23 January 2018

Top 5 spots for afternoon tea………

Betty’s Harrogate and Betty’s Harlow Carr

Betty’s afternoon tea is famous around the world and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Bettys have spent over 96 years perfecting the art of afternoon tea.  Enjoy a vast array of teas with delicious sandwiches, exquisite handmade cakes and freshly baked scones, along with fruity preserves and thick Yorkshire clotted cream in the opulent setting of the Imperial Room, Harrogate. 

If you would rather enjoy your cake overlooking the stunning 58 acre RHS Gardens, try Betty’s Harlow Carr located on the south-western outskirts of Harrogate. Enjoy a well-deserved afternoon treat after an invigorating walk around the gardens.


Fodder is a joyous combination of farm shop and café. With stunning views overlooking Harrogate’s Crimple Valley it is located by The Great Yorkshire showground.  The building utilises the most up-to-date renewable solutions creating an airy but cosy dining environment. Priding itself on the use of local produce you can look forward to 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.  Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea before browsing the array of ingredients and gifts in the beautifully designed shop.

Rudding Park

Award winning Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is a privately owned luxury hotel, spa and golf course set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland.  The renowned Clocktower restaurant is the ultimate spot for a special occasion, why not push the boat out and try a glass of Taittinger Champagne with your traditional afternoon tea.  The luxury spa at Rudding is highly acclaimed so you can enjoy a morning of pampering finished by an exquisite afternoon tea in bright and airy Clocktower conservatory alongside the 400 year-old olive tree.

Devonshire Arms

Situated just minutes from the beautiful Bolton Abbey the Devonshire Arms is a fabulous spot for a post walk treat. Traditional Yorkshire Afternoon Tea is served in the decadent surroundings of The Cocktail Lounge and Conservatory.  The hotel can even arrange a sightseeing helicopter ride after your gastronomic treat to experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

Black Swan

The historic Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley was in the past Helmsley’s principal coaching inn. Helmsley is a picturesque market town tucked away in the heart of the famous Yorkshire Moors. The dramatic ruins of Helmsley Castle overlook the town. This traditional setting is the perfect location for afternoon tea but like any good boutique hotel you can expect those modern twists that make the experience something really special. The Tearoom has been awarded the Tea Guild’s award for ‘Tearoom of Excellence’ on four occasions so well worth the trip.