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The Best Festive Afternoon Teas in Yorkshire

Discover the best Festive Afternoon Teas in Yorkshire with decorations and treats galore. Enjoyed at stunning city centre boutique hotels and Yorkshire Dales Estates with roaring fires and epic views. Expect cinnamon scones, bauble cakes and honey roasted turkey sandwiches. Take your pick from our carefully curated list and gather your friends and family, for a Christmas to remember.

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Festive Afternoon Tea in North Yorkshire

Grantley Hall Ripon Festive Afternoon Tea cakes 2023

Grantley Hall, Ripon

To start our list, AA Hotel of the Year Grantley Hall is an exception place to enjoy festive afternoon tea. Taking place in their grand Drawing Room, indulge in Head Pastry Chef Stefan Roses’ beautifully crafted menu full of festivities.

Choose their ‘Signature’ or ‘Champagne’ afternoon tea and feast on decorated French fancies such as their edible Christmas trees and glittering bauble cakes. This festive afternoon tea in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is one of their most popular seasonal offerings so book now to avoid disappointment.

Available: daily from 18th November 2023 – January 2024.
Price: Signature £55 per person | Champagne £72.50 per person
Location: Ripon HG4 3ET

The Grand York Festive Afternoon Tea

The Grand, YorkSave 15%

Celebrate the festive season in style at the AA Rosette awarded Rise Restaurant, situated within 5 Star hotel, The Grand York. Their festive afternoon tea is filled with your favourite Christmas delights, showcasing all that The Grand has to offer. From cinnamon scones and honey roasted turkey breast sandwiches to their delicate take on apple strudel.

You also have the option to add a Christmas cocktail, mocktail, glass of prosecco, champagne or Hendrick Gin & Tonic.

Get together with friends and family to treat yourself this festive season, whilst saving up to 15% off with our Grand York festive afternoon tea offer

Available: daily from 16th November – 31st December 2023.
Price: From £37.82 for YFG customers
Location: Station Rise, North Yorkshire, York YO1 6GD

Festive Afternoon Tea at Swinton Estate next to fireplace

Swinton Estate, Ripon

Featured in the BBC’s Amazing Hotels series, the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales is one of the must visit destinations for festive afternoon tea. Relax by an open fire and enjoy a selection of hand-crafted festive treats, in one of their beautifully decorated rooms. Afterwards, take a stroll around their immaculate Parkland and Gardens with complimentary access.

Available: 1st December – 31st December 2023. Excludes 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December. Residents only on 10th, 16th and 17th December.
Price: Traditional £38.50 | Champagne £46.50 | Children’s £16.50
Location: Ripon HG4 4JH

Festive Afternoon Tea No. 1 GuestHouse York overhead shot

No.1 by GuestHouse, YorkSave 21%

Just a short walk from York’s iconic Minster, No 1 York GuestHouse is a Grade II listed Regency townhouse of stately proportions and head-turningly good looks. Expect huge sash windows, high ceilings and a sweeping central staircase, together with Insta worthy interiors.

Their festive afternoon tea is served in their Marmalade Lounge, bask in the warming glow of the lounge as you enjoy their festive delights.

Save 21% off Festive Afternoon Tea at No.1 GuestHouse including a glass of sparking wine or non-alcoholic cocktail.

Available: Served throughout December (excluding Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).
Price: £30 with sparking wine for YFG customers
Location: 1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA

Coniston Hotel Skipton Festive Afternoon Tea

Coniston Estate, Skipton

Nestled within a stunning 1,400-acre woodland and parkland estate, The Coniston Hotel in Skipton is a leading destination within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Cosy up by the roaring fire and embrace the very best of the countryside as you enjoy the Coniston Estate’s festive afternoon tea. Taking place in The View restaurant, indulge in some savoury Christmas specials and sweet festive favourites from ‘pigs in blankets’ to ‘chocolate brownie yule logs’ all while taking in beautiful views of the lake and The Dales beyond. You can also upgrade to a ‘Tea & Fizz’ option for only £7 more!

Available: Monday – Saturday, from 20th November – 23rd December 2023
Price: Traditional £25 | Tea & Fizz £32
Location: Coniston Cold, Skipton BD23 4EA

Festive Afternoon Tea Hotel Du Vin Harrogate Yorkshire

Hotel Du Vin, HarrogateSave 21%

Expect plenty of Victorian charm nestled with modern luxuries at Hotel Du Vin in Harrogate, a stone’s throw from the centre of Harrogate, overlooking acres of Stray parkland.

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea with a festive twist in their welcoming AA Rosette awarded Bistro. Make this Christmas one to remember and start planning the most wonderful time of the year with this festive afternoon tea in Yorkshire.

Enjoy Festive Afternoon Tea with a glass of prosecco at Hotel Du Vin for £29.95 with our exclusive offer, save 21%

Available: Daily from 25th November – 24th December 2023
Price: £29.95 with prosecco for YFG customers
Location: 11 Prospect Pl, Harrogate HG1 1LB

Middletons York Festive Afternoon Tea 2023

Middletons, YorkSave 15%

The historic Georgian townhouses of the 4 star Middleton’s hotel in York creates the perfect setting for a classically British afternoon tea experience. Overlooking picturesque courtyard gardens, Middletons is a quiet haven out of the hustle and bustle of the city, whilst being a stones throw from the attractions York is famous for.

Middletons’ are offering a show-stopping afternoon tea to treat yourself and your nearest and dearest. Expect classic festive flavours in delicacies handcrafted by their talented pastry chefs, from cinnamon and orange scones to black forest layered cakes.

Enjoy 15% off Festive Afternoon Tea at Middletons Hotel with the option to add on a glass of Champagne to truly celebrate the festivities in style.

Available: Daily from 14th November – 1st January 2024
Price: £28 or £33.95 with Champagne for YFG customers
Location: Cromwell Rd, York YO1 6DS

Bettys group of friends having afternoon tea

Betty’s, Harrogate

If you’re looking for a festive afternoon tea in Yorkshire offering a truly traditional British experience, Betty’s is the place for you. Their festive afternoon tea is also something special. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches followed by a ‘cranberry and orange scone’ finished off with a miniature cake selection and a pot of Spiced Christmas Tea. You can even treat yourself to a glass of pink champagne, prosecco or mulled wine.

Available: Daily
Price: From £29.95
Location: 1 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

Goldsborough Hall review Harrogate Yorkshire stately home

Goldsborough Hall, KnaresboroughSave 25%

This cherished family home is the perfect venue to bring in the festive season. Once the home of Princess Mary, this 3AA Rosette awarded Dining Room is hosting its chef’s special take on a traditional afternoon tea to relax and indulge in the spirit of the season.

Savour a delightful selection of sandwiches and cakes perfectly complimented by a choice of loose-leaf teas to catch up with friends or unwind with family.

Save 25% off Festive Afternoon Tea at Goldsborough Hall with our exclusive offer

Available: Wednesday – Sunday in December 2023
Price: £60 for two people for YFG customers
Location: Church St, Goldsborough, Knaresborough HG5 8NR

The Devonshire Arms Dog Friendly Hotels Yorkshire Exterior

Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

Taking place in Devonshire Arms’ 2AA Rosette award-winning restaurant The Burlington, with stunning views of Bolton Abbey Estate, this festive afternoon tea in Yorkshire is a must-try. Indulge in their delicious afternoon tea made using fresh local produce providing a selection of sandwiches, savouries and sweet treats all with a festive twist.

Running from November through to January, don’t miss your chance to enjoy a festive afternoon tea in the heart of The Dales.

Available: 18th November 2023 – 5th January 2024
Price: £37 or £49 with champagne
Location: Bolton Bridge, Skipton BD23 6AJ

The Elmbank Hotel York - Bar

Elmbank Hotel, YorkSave 20%

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea with a seasonal twist and delicious festive goodies at this boutique 19th-century hotel. Located minutes from York city centre. Choose between a ‘traditional’ or ‘tipsy’ afternoon tea which comes with a choice of prosecco, mulled wine, cranberry and ginger martini or kir royale if you’re feeling fancy.

Enjoy your festive afternoon tea while taking in Elmbank’s impressive Art Nouveau stained glass windows, beautiful murals and detailed stencils. For a unique festive afternoon tea experience in Yorkshire, you have to pay Elmbank a visit.

Save 20% off Festive Afternoon Tea at the Elmbank Hotel

Available: daily from 16th November – December 2023
Price: From £22 for YFG customers
Location: The Mount, York YO24 1GE

Majestic Hotel carters restaurant table and chairs shot

Majestic, HarrogateSave 22%

For a truly traditional take on a festive afternoon tea in Yorkshire, The Majestic in Harrogate is a must-visit. The 4 Star hotel is nestled within 8 acres of private gardens, in the heart of the iconic spa town.

Indulge in a ‘half tea set’ or a full afternoon tea sampling a selection of sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes over a pot of Taylors of Harrogate tea or coffee. Upgrade to a glass of Da Luca Prosecco, Mercier Brut Champagne or a G&T to celebrate the start of the festive season.

Available: 7 days a week in December 2023
Price: From £18 for YFG customers
Location: Ripon Rd, Harrogate HG1 2HU

Save 22% off Festive Afternoon Tea at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate

Festive afternoon tea in West Yorkshire

Wood Hall Spa afternoon tea

Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Wetherby

Starting our list of festive afternoon teas in West Yorkshire is Wetherby’s Wood Hall Hotel & Spa. A beautiful award-winning country house retreat with award-winning restaurant. Expect roaring fires and crisp countryside surrounding.

Afternoon tea is served in their atmospheric Drawing Room with a dose of Christmas cheer. The perfect refined treat to bring in the festive season.

Available: from 2nd – 23rd & 29th – 31st December 2023
Price: From £35 per adult | £12.50 per child
Location: Trip Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4JA

Malmaison Leeds festive afternoon tea landscape

Malmaison, Leeds

Looking for an elegant afternoon tea in the heart of Leeds city centre? Boutique hotel Malmaison offers so much more than a comfortable place to stay.

Tuck into some delicious afternoon tea classics spruced up with some festive sparkle, including a glass of bubbly. You could also splash out and upgrade to their champagne or festive cocktail afternoon tea which includes a glass of champagne or a classic cocktail of your choice.

Available: From 23rd November – 29th December 2023
Price: From £34.50 including a glass of prosecco
Location: 1 Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

Manor House Lindley afternoon tea 2023 overhead shot

The Manor House, Lindley

Boutique hotel the Manor House Lindley, has recently been named among the best in the UK with their Lantern Room restaurant being awarded 3AA Rosettes. The Manor House is known for its exceptional afternoon teas and their festive afternoon tea is no different.

Highlights from their Festive Afternoon Tea menu are ‘Brie de Meaux & Red Onion Marmalade Croissant’, ‘Mulled Wine, Fig & Chantilly Choux’ and ‘Layered Christmas Cake & Mascarpone Gateaux’. Gather your nearest and dearest to celebrate Christmas at this luxurious Georgian mansion.

Available: Wednesday – Sunday throughout December
Price: £27.50
Location: 1 Lidget St, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3JB

Dakota afternoon tea Leeds

Dakota, Leeds

Voted one of the best hotels in Leeds, Dakota is a great option for anyone looking for a luxury festive afternoon tea in Yorkshire. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches and savouries including ‘pork and cranberry sausage rolls’ and ‘parmesan and black truffle scones’ finished off with some delectable sweets. Create magical memories and relax, unwind and indulge with your loved ones at Dakota for a truly joyful festive celebration.

Available: From 20th November – 24th December 2023
Price: £35
Location: 8 Russell St, Leeds LS1 5RN

Festive Afternoon Tea in South Yorkshire

Festive Afternoon Tea Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the grandest stately homes in the country, a perfect destination for festive afternoon tea in Yorkshire. Themed around their ‘Tale as Old as Time’ visitor event, get into the Christmas spirit with their specially-created festive menu.

Using only the best locally sourced ingredients, expect a hand-crafted selection of sandwiches, savouries, scones and sweets all expertly paired with a vast variety of teas from all over the world. Combine with their enchanted House experience for a truly magical day out this December.

Available: 2nd – 31st December 2023
Price: £29.95
Location: Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ

The Schoolrooms Bradfield Sheffield restaurant exterior

The Schoolrooms, Bradfield

Situated in Bradfield near the Peak District is The Schoolrooms. A stunning Victorian Schoolhouse now transformed into a wonderful, local cafe where you can enjoy a festive afternoon tea throughout December. They source ingredients locally, wherever possible, and freshly bake the majority of their menu items.

Available: Throughout December 2023
Price: TBC
Location: Mill Lee Rd, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LB

Festive Afternoon Tea in East Yorkshire

Tickton Grange Dog Friendly Hotels Yorkshire

Tickton Grange, Beverley

This stunning Georgian country house hotel is just a short 10-minute drive from the market town of Beverley, named as ‘the jewel of East Yorkshire’. Winners of East Yorkshire’s REYTA awards for Restaurant of the Year and Hotel of the Year, Tickton Grange is proud of its reputation for creating seasonal dishes sourced from local artisan producers.

Expect three tiers of afternoon tea classics sprinkled with Christmas notes, cranberry and orange scones and turkey fine finger sandwiches at this festive afternoon tea at Tickton Grange. Get your friends and family together as you taste the flavours of Yuletide served throughout the house on breathtaking blue brush stroke bone china, just as a traditional afternoon tea should be! Last but by no means least, this festive afternoon tea at Tickton Grange is definitely one of the best in Yorkshire.

Main St, Tickton, Beverley HU17 9SH

Kelu Sheffield Sky Lounge Cocktails

1294, Shalesmoor Sheffield, S3 8UL
  • Sardinian Sky Lounge in Sheffield city centre
  • Enjoy two expertly crafted cocktails for £10
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1294, Shalesmoor Sheffield, S3 8UL

Cocktail Masterclass at Liquor Studio, Leeds

156a Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY
  • Become a master of mixing, muddling and shaking up cocktails at this interactive experience.
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156a Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY

Kelu Sheffield Sharing Board and Bottle of Wine

1294, Shalesmoor Sheffield, S3 8UL
  • Stunning Sardinian Sky Bar
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£40 Drovers Arms Skipwith Restaurant Voucher

York Rd, Selby YO8 5SF
  • Multi-award-winning destination
  • Seasonal country pub classics
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York Rd, Selby YO8 5SF

Afternoon Tea at The Grand York

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
  • York’s 5-Star hotel
  • Served within the hotel’s striking Rise Restaurant with York city wall views
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The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

Angelica & Crafthouse Leeds Sparkling Afternoon Tea

  • Beautiful rooftop city centre restaurant
  • Enjoy a stunning afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco
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