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The Best Afternoon Tea in Harrogate
With its scenic landscapes and extensive produce, it is no wonder that Yorkshire has become home to some of the most popular and delicious afternoon tea experiences – with Harrogate specifically being a popular spot among those searching for a tasty and traditional British experience. Located in the North of Yorkshire, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate promises an abundance of carefully crafted finger sandwiches, dainty sweet treats, freshly brewed teas – and of course some bubbles if you wish! So why not enjoy the traditional British custom of afternoon tea in Harrogate at one of these carefully curated dining destinations.
The West Park Hotel
The West Park Hotel is part of an award-winning hotel group – its luxurious interior and focus on hospitality makes it the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon tea in Harrogate. It’s a stylish venue in the heart of town with a wide variety of sweet and savoury items to please any visitor. The hotel especially focuses on using the only the best Yorkshire produce and ingredients – so from Yorkshire ham and chutney finger sandwiches to scones served with rose petal jam and clotted cream – the West Park is consistently offering a traditional afternoon tea experience; served with a smile.
Traditional Afternoon Tea – £14.95pp
Champagne Afternoon Tea – £20.95pp
19 W Park, Harrogate HG1 1BJ
Goldsborough Hall is one of the oldest stately homes in the UK, once housing HRH Princess Mary (the Queen’s aunt), and is an important landmark in Harrogate’s tranquil countryside. Their afternoon tea does not stray far from the royal experience with an extensive selection of Taylor’s of Harrogate teas, fresh sweet and savoury treats, and even a glass or two of bubbles if you wish. You can finish the experience with exclusive access to the hall’s historic gardens, promising beautiful views of the Yorkshire agriculture and scenery.
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Non-Resident Afternoon Tea – £28pp
With Fizz – £38pp
Church St, Goldsborough, Knaresborough HG5 8NR
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
A boutique hotel in the centre of the spa town, Hotel du Vin’s Bistro is known to serve up heart-warming French cuisine, but have also become extremely popular for their traditional afternoon tea. Their extensive and unique teas – including gingerbread chai and a classic earl grey crème, paired with tasty savoury and sweet treats, make the perfect spot for an afternoon tea in Harrogate experience.
Afternoon Tea – £22.50pp
Prospect Pl, Harrogate HG1 1LB
Betty’s Tea Room
You can’t talk about the best afternoon tea without mentioning the classic – Betty’s Tea Room. With its original location in the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate, which has been open since 1919, it has now become a well respected afternoon tea spot all across the country. With their carefully crafted cakes, an extensive selection of teas, and even a pink champagne option for those wanting to upgrade an already fantastic experience, Betty’s is the perfect location to enjoy a classically British past time. Just make sure to book in advance as queues are almost always out the door!
Traditional Afternoon Tea – £19.95pp
Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea – £27.9pp
Yorkshire Cream Tea – £9.95pp
1 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU
Mama Doreen’s Emporium
A new and quirky addition to Harrogate’s extensive afternoon tea scene, Mama Doreen’s Emporium is located inside the hustle and bustle of Victoria Shopping Centre. This spot focuses on their homemade cakes, pastries, and desserts – from their freshly baked traditional scones to their far from boring unique cakes – making it the perfect visit for anyone wanting to cure a sweet tooth craving. And if sweets aren’t your thing, they even serve an afternoon tea style brunch every day until 11:30 am.
Traditional Afternoon Teas – £16.50pp
9-11 Station Square, Harrogate HG1 1TB
Rudding Park Hotel
Described as the afternoon tea of ‘traditional elegance’, the Rudding Park Hotel experience is perfect for anyone searching for luxury and sophistication. Served in the hotel’s beautiful conservatory, you can enjoy freshly baked scones and traditional Harrogate loose leaf teas looking out onto the scenic gardens and Yorkshire landscape. This is a classically wonderful afternoon tea experience for any Yorkshire native or visitor wanting a fully indulgent experience.
Afternoon Tea – from 27.50pp
Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH
The Ivy Harrogate
The Ivy is a well known and respected chain of restaurants specialising in modern British cuisine. Located in the centre of Harrogate on Parliament Street, this stunning location serves an extensive afternoon tea with the option to upgrade to a glass of Champagne for a more luxurious experience. Or you can opt for a lighter cream tea for those who don’t fancy the full spread. Likely to please any visitor, The Ivy is an especially attractive location of one of the best afternoon teas in Harrogate.
Cream Tea – £7.95pp
Afternoon Tea – £19.75pp
Traditional Afternoon Tea – £28.50pp
7-9 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU
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The Wild Plum
One of the popular spots for breakfast in Harrogate, Wild Plum can be found inside Snooty Frox – a fresh and exciting clothing boutique – much like the food served at Wild Plum. Led by award-winning chef Bethany Haresign and her extremely innovative all-female team, Wild Plum’s afternoon tea is unlike any other and serves up a refreshing take of a British classic. Presented in a creative bookcase style box and decorated with dainty Yorkshire-grown edible flowers, Wild Plum is perfect for any afternoon tea lover looking for a trendy yet delicious experience in Harrogate.
34-36 Hookstone Rd, Harrogate HG2 8BW
Located in a renowned farm shop known for its fresh and extensive Yorkshire produce, Fodder has been praised for its well priced ‘classically Yorkshire’ afternoon tea. Many crowning it a popular and well-respected spot in the Harrogate community. Served up all week, this afternoon tea is perfect for those looking for an authentically Yorkshire experience – featuring produce which can be bought at the farm shop to take home with you when you’re finished!
Afternoon Tea Offer – £30 for two people
Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
The Old Swan Hotel
This traditional afternoon tea is the epitome of luxury, going back almost 200 years, The Old Swan sits in the heart of Harrogate and is surrounded by stunning gardens and charming Yorkshire fields. They offer a range of unique loose leaf teas, including Darjeeling and Assam, to please any tea snob looking for something a bit more than the classic English breakfast. You can choose from their deluxe afternoon tea, which includes a wide range of savoury finger sandwiches and homemade fruit scones or upgrade to their champagne for an added touch of luxury.
Classic Cream Tea – £10.50pp
Deluxe Afternoon Tea – £18.50pp
Champagne Afternoon Tea – £26pp
Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SR
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