The best afternoon teas in Yorkshire - Summer 2019

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 - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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


Bettys - Credit: Archant


Bettys has been perfecting the art of afternoon tea for 100 years, and their centenary year is a perfect time to celebrate in their beautiful tea rooms. 

Bettys new Bookable Afternoon Tea, served in Harrogate and York, is inspired by a 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 | Harrogate 01423 505604 | St Helen's Square, York YO1 8QP | York 01904 659142 |

The Boundary House

The Boundary House - Credit: Archant


Whether it's a catch up with friends or a treat with family enjoy a selection of delicate pastries, cakes, scones and finger sandwiches made fresh in house; sit on our sunny terrace overlooking the beautiful garden or in the cosy restaurant, alive with atmosphere and a roaring fire in winter.

No need to leave your furry friend at home, dogs are welcome in our comfortable snug area.

Methley, Leeds, LS26 9EE | 01977 551101 |

The Carding Shed

The Carding Shed - Credit: Archant

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We pride ourselves in offering a unique, vintage experience in the heart of summer wine country. Our rustic Afternoon Tea combines stunning homemade cakes and delightful sandwiches. 

Once you've finished eating, enjoy looking around our classic car display with vintage bikes and memorabilia and peer into our workshop to see over twenty classic cars being painstakingly restored. If cars aren't your thing, peruse our fabulous vintage clothing boutique with dresses and accessories galore.

Holmfirth, HD9 2RD | 01484 680300 |

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa (c) Olivia Brabbs

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa (c) Olivia Brabbs - Credit: Archant


Sit back, relax and take in the panoramic views of the diverse Yorkshire Dales landscape, whilst enjoying our truly unique afternoon tea offering.

Demonstrating our support of Yorkshire produce, many of the items on our menu have local provenance, including select meats and pies from local butchers, Jacksons of Cracoe and Drake & Macefield, milk from one of our surrounding villages, Bell Busk, not to mention wild duck - a true taste of the Coniston estate.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EA | 01756 748080 |

Crumbs Cupcakery

Crumbs Cupcakery - Credit: Archant


Is there anything better than cupcakes and afternoon tea?

At Crumbs Cupcakery we have both. With Minster just outside you can enjoy your afternoon tea outside overlooking the beautiful York Minster or in our quirky café.

10 College Street, York, YO1 7JF | 01904 638282 | |

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa (c) Adrian Ray

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa (c) Adrian Ray - Credit: Archant


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.

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. Winner of 'Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea' Deliciouslyorkshire, 2017. 

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey, Nr Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AJ | 01756 718100 |

Goldsborough Hall

Goldsborough Hall - Credit: Archant


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 Taylors teas in the magnificent Jacobean Hall or beautiful Orangery. Please call to book.

Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, HG5 8NR | 01423 867321 |

Kyte Hotel (c) Adrian Wilson

Kyte Hotel (c) Adrian Wilson - Credit: Adrian Wilson


Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday 12 till 4pm and costs £19.95 for two people - this includes: Soup Starter, a selection of finger sandwiches, quiche, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and desserts, tea and coffee.

Deluxe Afternoon Tea £24.95 - Served with All Above with a glass of our finest House Fizz

Kyte Hotel, Chestnut House, Great North Road, Darrington, West Yorkshire, WF8 3HR | 01977 600661 | |

The Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa

The Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa - Credit: Archant


The Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa is set to welcome the stunning Laura Ashley The Tea Room to the hotel from 17th June. Located in the hotel's Drawing Room and Parlour guests to the new 35-seater Tea Room will enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea served inside and out on the terrace.

The menu includes delicious afternoon tea and brunch made using local produce with both modern and traditional dishes included.

Mercure Sheffield, Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa, Kenwood Road, S7 1NQ | 0114 258 3811 | |

Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour

Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour - Credit: Archant


We are a vintage tea parlour. Our tea sets date from 1855 to 1960, Come and enjoy our Afternoon Tea Experience or Savoury Middleton Medley or why not try our famous Ploughmans Lunch served on a large meat platter.

We are only a small parlour so if you know when you would like to visit us we recommend reserving a table, So come and step back in time and you will be assured of a warm Yorkshire welcome.

Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour, Main Street, Middleton, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8NX | 01751 475932 |

Tickton Grange Hotel (c) Joan k Ransley

Tickton Grange Hotel (c) Joan k Ransley - Credit: Archant


Indulge in a exquisite Afternoon Tea in the gorgeous surroundings of Tickton Grange.

Tradition at its best; expect fine finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, choux buns, dainty cakes and savoury Bon Bon's, all served with a pot of Buckingham palace loose leaf tea. Oops, don't forget the champagne!

Tickton Grange Hotel, Main Street, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9SH | 01964 543 666 |

The Wentbridge House Hotel (c) Adrian Ray Photography

The Wentbridge House Hotel (c) Adrian Ray Photography - Credit: Archant


Served daily in our Drawing Room or Fleur de Lys Restaurant our afternoon tea is an unforgettable way to spend a relaxed afternoon. With so much choice and lots ofdelicious Yorkshire treats, there's something for everyone.

Take your pick from: Traditional Afternoon Tea, Yorkshire Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea, Children's Afternoon Tea, We can provide gluten and dairy free options and vegetarian and vegan friendly alternatives.

The Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, Pontefract, WF8 3JJ | 01977 620444 |