Yorkshire has some of Britain’s most scenic countryside to discover with beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, and gorgeous architecture as well as its award-winning afternoon teas, posh pub grub, and Michelin-starred restaurants to impress! Here are our Our Top 5 Afternoon Tea's this Mother's Day in North Yorkshire... 

This Mother’s Day, spoil your Mum and treat her to a catch-up over a quintessentially British coffee and cake date with one of Yorkshire’s finest afternoon tea experiences… It will be love at first bite!

Our Top 5 Afternoon Tea’s this Mother’s Day, recommended by locals, to celebrate this special day, promise an abundance of carefully crafted finger sandwiches, sugary sweet treats, and freshly brewed Yorkshire tea:

1. Bettys – Northallerton, York and Harrogate

You can’t talk about the best afternoon tea without mentioning the classic – Betty’s Tea Room. For 100 years people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys. Bettys is not only home to the perfect cup of tea, but it is also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, carefully crafted cakes, an extensive selection of teas, and even a pink champagne option for those wanting to upgrade an already fantastic experience, all served with a warm Yorkshire welcome. The perfect location to enjoy a classically British pastime. Don’t be put off by the queue of visitors at busy times – it is worth the wait!

2. Grantley Hall - Ripon

Grantley Hall offers a quintessentially British afternoon tea served in one of Grantley Hall’s elegant lounge areas, or on one of the beautifully landscaped terraces. Sample sumptuous scones, delicious homemade cakes, and pastries, created using only the finest Yorkshire produce – all served on delicate bespoke crockery, and with tea poured from sterling silver teapots, complimented perfectly by the sophisticated ambiance and elegant surroundings. This afternoon tea promises to be an unforgettable experience.

3. Rudding Park – Harrogate

Enjoy an afternoon of sophistication and elegance in the conservatory at Rudding Park – the perfect setting to admire the garden views whilst sampling a selection of sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats baked by the restaurant’s award-winning pastry chef. Upgrade your Mother’s Day with a glass of Tattinger Champagne or enjoy a local loose leaf mint tea. If the Spring sunshine is shining, take your afternoon tea al fresco in the exclusive Breeze House hideaway, perfect for the whole family!

4. The Joiners Shop - Northallerton

Why not try something a little different this Mothers Day and challenge your Mum to get outdoors and enjoy one of England’s classic long-distance walks, the Coast to Coast. The two-week journey passes through three National Parks and over a real cross-section of England’s best landscapes. It begins in the Lake District, taking in deep-sided valleys, lakeshores and remote mountain passes. Next is the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, with the old market town of Richmond marking the end of the Dales, before the path crosses the Vale of York and rises over the rolling moorland hills of the North York Moors.

With plenty of pleasing pit stops en-route, one of our favourites is The Joiners Shop, an award-winning coffee shop, and kitchen offering fresh baking, breakfast and brunch as well as an Afternoon Tea menu including specialty coffee from all over the world, loose-leaf specialty teas and a selection of sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes, and macaroons.

5. The Little Drummer Boy - Richmond

The Little Drummer Boy is a much-loved, award-winning local café in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire offering a warm Yorkshire welcome alongside handmade fresh cream fancies, locally sourced lite bites or something more substantial, all served alongside a pot of Yorkshire tea!  The Afternoon Tea experience offers finger foods, freshly baked scones, and sweet treats with the option to add a glass/bottle of champagne! For those guests staying with us at Holiday at Home, we can arrange an Afternoon Tea delivery to your holiday home as an extra special surprise this Mothers Day! Get in touch today… 

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