From delicate sandwiches to a filled Yorkshire Pudding Afternoon Teas have it all. Check out our top five during National Afternoon Tea Week


Date:21st July 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1009/64f) Behind the scenes in preparing Afternoon Tea at Betty's Craft Bakery, Plumpton Park, Harrogate. Pictured Strawberry Macaroon.

Betty’s is a Yorkshire institution and has six tea rooms dotted about the county, including Harrogate, Ilkley, Harlow Carr, Northallerton and two in York. It was founded in 1919.

Enjoy more than 18 varieties of afternoon tea in an elegant atmosphere event. Speciality teas, dainty sandwiches, handmade cakes and scones, and splendid surroundings make this an occasion to remember. They recently launched their Lady Bettys Afternoon Tea which is the pinnacle of all afternoon teas in our opinion – you even get your own tea to take home with you.

See how they make those teeny tiny cakes



23 July 2015 ....... Adele Bilton who is taking over and developing the afternoon teas at the Spiced Pear, Hepworth after her husband Tim’s cancer returned. TJ100950a Picture Tony Johnson


The award winning tea rooms at the Spiced Pear are based on a 1940s tea room. All the crockery is vintage and was really the inspiration behind the tea room. There are no miniature portions here. The proprietors Adele and Tim Bilton pride themselves on ‘Yorkshire portions’ and they even have a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea (pictured) which has filled Yorkshire Puddings

At the moment the Spiced Pear is opening Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am to 5pm, although there are plans to open seven days a week.

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This mid-afternoon treat can now be enjoyed over the summer holidays by even the youngest members of the family. The new afternoon tea for tots has been designed by Head Chef Peter Harrison to appeal to youngster’s tastes.Alice Mason tries afternoon tea at The Garden Room Cafe, The Mansion, Roundhay Park 2

The menu includes the original afternoon tea spread, with a colourful ‘cocktail’ of three tiers of jelly and popping candy, alongside traditional tea time treats.


The idea has been created by The Garden Room Café, at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds who put emphasis on sourcing great quality ingredients from local suppliers, including The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company, Bleiker’s Smokehouse, Yorvale, Yellison Farm and Womersley Fine Foods.

Afternoon tea is available Monday – Friday, 2pm-5pm.




harvey nichsSituated on the top floor of Harvey Nichols Leeds store, the unique Fourth Floor Café is ideal for Afternoon Tea when out shopping in the the historic Victoria Quarter of Leeds city centre. Their afternoon tea can include a glass of champagne for those who fancy a few bubbles in the afternoon to help with their shopping




Although maintaining the traditional etiquette of delicate finger food and mouth-watering morsels, Weetons, The Harrogate Food Hall and Cafe,  has created its taste of Yorkshire in an elegant, yet contemporary way.  Beautifully presented on a tiered slate stand, the savoury delights of Tomato, basil and parmesan bruschetta sit alongside Romanov gravadlax, beetroot and caviar toast; a mini Caesar salad cup and the award-winning rare beef & rocket sandwiches. Delicacies such as Rum & Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles, Elderflower & Fruit Jelly and the popular

Weetons Afternoon TeaWeetons Mess take pride of place on the top tier just above the traditional Yorkshire cream tea of homemade scones and preserves.

The Weetons Afternoon Tea starts at £16.95 with a hot beverage of your choice, or treat yourself to glass of Prosecco for £19.95.

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