Whether you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate that special occasion, to spoil that special someone, to catch up with friends or to simply treat yourself, an afternoon tea always sets the right tone.
From spectacular 17th century splendour and cosy country manor houses to scenic rural spots and welcoming tearooms, with alpacas to keep you company should you wish, there’s an afternoon tea stop in the Heart of Yorkshire with your name on it.
You could even make a weekend of it and enjoy a tearoom tour! Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Leave the modern world behind for a short while as you head back in time and enjoy an English tradition – the afternoon tea. Whether outside enjoying the summer sun in our stunning gardens, or in the refined surroundings of the Drawing Room or conservatory, this slice of a bygone time is an ideal treat.
The Pickled Postie in Cawood and The Pickled at Riccall both offer a deli, a café and a Post Office in one! Serving a delicious range of sandwiches, salads, cakes and of course – Afternoon Tea for Two.
The Coffee Club in Selby
A cosy coffee shop, with a cool ambiance and welcoming staff. Housed in River Mills Ballroom on Ousegate in Selby, you can enjoy good coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch and Afternoon Tea in a friendly and creative space.
The Little Coffee House in Selby
Known for its home baked cakes and other fabulous treats. Treat yourself to a lovely 90-minute Bottomless Afternoon Tea! Available on Fridays and Saturdays only but a great way to get your weekend started! Indulge with an Afternoon Tea or Ploughman’s Platter, with bottomless prosecco for 90 minutes.
Regal or Vineyard Afternoon Teas at Carlton Towers
Enjoy a Regal Afternoon Tea in one of the beautiful state rooms, pre-book a Vineyard Afternoon Tea amongst your own secluded row of vines or sample sweet and savoury treats, and cream teas in the Stables Tearoom at the Carlton Vineyard.
Birkin Fisheries Tearoom at Knottingley
Tucked away in a rural setting in a beautiful area with views over the fishing lakes, you can choose treats from The Ice Cream Shed, daily specialities, delicious homemade cakes and indulgent afternoon tea,
The Courtyard Tearoom Womersley near Doncaster
The Courtyard was originally built in the 1940’s as a NAAFI, when Womersley Park was used by the services during the war. Today it’s a welcoming Tearoom that serves home cooked tasty food and sumptuous traditional Afternoon Teas. Your table will be covered with a traditional linen tablecloth and set using vintage crockery.
Dating back to the 12th century, when land was given to Benedictine monks by the Bishop of York, Monk Fryston Hall and its grounds evoke a colourful history. Today, it is a picturesque country house hotel with original features aplenty. Step back in time and treat yourself to a beautiful afternoon tea at Monk Fryston Hall.
The Little Teapot Tearoom, Sherburn-in-Elmet
The Little Teapot is a charming, family run, tearoom set in a 19th century school room, located at the heart of Sherburn-in-Elmet. Their Afternoon Tea with a selection of freshly made sandwiches and homemade fruit scones are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or just as a treat.
Elmet Alpacas and Tearoom near Sherburn-in-Elmet
Fabulous afternoon tea with a side order of Alpacas! Elmet Alpaca Trekking Centre and Care Farm is based just outside the historic village of Sherburn In Elmet. Walk adorable alpacas around 26 acres on a working farm, before enjoying Afternoon Teas with the alpacas.
The Fenton Café, Church Fenton
Situated in the grounds of the historic Church Fenton airfield, with views over the runways, The Fenton Café serves honest, hand-prepared food, including hot and cold meals, drinks, snacks and delicious pre-booked Afternoon Teas.
Afternoon tea is served daily between 12:00pm – 6:00pm and you can choose to enjoy it in one of the fabulous lounges found in the historic castle or, if the weather permits, make the most of it on the terrace, overlooking beautifully manicured gardens, cherry orchards or ponds. Combine it with a tour with one of their knowledgeable guides and delve into the rich past of the Castle, which dates back as far as 1086 when it is first mentioned in the Domesday book.
The Tea Lounge Tadcaster
The delicious cakes in this Tadcaster tearoom are made from recipes passed down from the owner’s grandmother. Enjoy homemade scones, lemon cake, chocolate cake, or a full, delicious Afternoon Tea.
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens Tea Room in Stillingfleet
Take tea after a visit to the glorious Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens.
Please note: pre-booking may be required. Please contact the individual venues to check, before visiting.
We know there are many more lovely tea rooms and places to enjoy Afternoon Tea across the region. Please do get in touch if you are such a place and would like to be added to the list. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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