Fancy a Yorkshire Tea?
With the start of the new series of Bake Off on BBC 1 and the sad news it is the last series in its present format, we think it is an idea time to sample some the finest tea rooms in Yorkshire and discover our own award winning bakers. With the Indian summer we are currently experiencing, why not get out into the Yorkshire countryside for a few days away or if you have only a day why not enjoy a walk and afterwards round it up with a Yorkshire tea?
Here is just a small selection of fabulous tea rooms around Yorkshire where you can sample some of the finest bakers in Yorkshire. Here are some of our favourites:-
Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms, just down the road from Brymors, is situated the abbey and tearooms run by the Ian and Carol Burdon and their daughters. Visit the Abbey Ruins across from the tea room, a wonderful and tranquil oasis of calm and a great place to play hide and seek with your children before having enjoying lunch in the tea rooms.
This charming market town has so many tea shops (I think over 20) that you may be confused but here are our favourites:-
Crema Coffee House, their extensive menu offers light lunches, coffees and cakes have a light snack with a delicious cuppa.
Porter’s Coffee Shop, popular with the locals, they serve excellent Sicilian roasted coffee, biscuits and cakes and is an ideal place to relax and read the paper.
Vine House Café, Helmsley Walled Garden. Tucked behind Helmsley Castle is Helmsley Walled Garden’s is situated in a glorious setting. After a walk around the gardens enjoy morning coffee and afternoon tea with homemade cake. Their beautiful mugs and pottery is the work or local and very talented artist Sophie Hamilton. (Only open until the end of October).
Ampleforth Abbey Tea Rooms is also celebrating the season with their new pressings of cider that they are currently harvesting. Walk around the beautiful grounds and sample their delicious cakes. Our favourite is the 'Ampleforth Apple Cake' an upside down cake made with fresh apples and Ampleforth cider and I expect if the monks who bake the cakes entered Bake Off they would win!
The Naked Man Cafe is the most popular place in town both with locals and visitors. It is not hard to see why, they have an excellent bakery and the food is delicious. If you want to make the most of the autumn sunshine they offer an excellent take away service so that you can pick up your packed lunch before heading for the hills.
Tennant's the famous auction house is the place to visit for a day out to view the interesting lots. Their fabulous multi million pound extension completed in 2014 has created exhibition space and there is a busy programme of musical & theatrical events, as well as talks, workshops and fairs. Enjoy a light lunch in the popular café, restaurant & bar.
Berry’s Tea Room is half way between Leyburn and Hawes and is a great place to stop off at when touring this part of the Dales. Whether you want a cup of tea and a peaceful walk, or a full fun day out for all the family, then Berry’s farm and shop has everything you could possibly need. Take a leisurely stroll on our meadow walk which takes you through the fields to Redmire Falls and enjoy all the wildlife and stunning views.
Middleton Tea Parlour, step back in time to the 1940s as this vintage tea parlour is a must for those that love all things vintage. Tea is served in lovely old porcelain china a collection that Dina the owner, has collected over the years on which she displays her delicious homemade confections. The bread used is from the renowned bakery in nearby Sinnington, one of the finest bakeries on the North York Moors.
Lowther House B&B and Tea Rooms is situated a mile and a half from Pickering in tranquil setting in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. An ideal location to enjoy a country escape they offer delicious light lunches and Yorkshire Teas and luxury accommodation. Or for those that like something a little different why not stay in the Blossom Hut, a little shepherds hut tucked away in the grounds, where you can awake not only to the sound of the birds singing but the sound of a train as the North York Moors Railway is only a short distance away.
Glass House Café situated at the North Bay Railway in Peaseholme park is a great place to enjoy a cuppa after having a ride on the North Bay Railway. Enjoy their selection of pastries, coffee and tea light lunches.
The Stained Glass Centre near Cayton, just outside Scarborough has a wonderful garden and tea room which is a popular venue both with locals as well as visitors. It is always a hive of activity with people coming to visit their extensive show room displaying an array of stained glass lamshades and gifts and courses are regularly held on learning about this fascinating skill.
Whole Hogg Farm Shop and Tearoom, enjoys a picturesque and tranquil setting close to the banks of the River Derwent in Ryedale, North Yorkshire on the A169 Pickering to Malton road With real old-fashioned charm, our Farm Shop boasts a well stocked butchery and delicatessen and sells a wide selection of traditional farmhouse produce including organic vegetables, jams, chutneys, bread and home-baking. The fully licensed tearoom serves delicious homemade food and beverages for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and is open daily.
Leaf and Loaf, Welburn
Using their own bread, made fresh each day, they offer a selection of delicious sandwiches plus scotch eggs, quiches and pastries. All can be served alongside simple, tasty salads. All their produce is sourced locally; even our great coffee has been blended especially for us, here in Yorkshire. For a refreshing alternative, there’s Husthwaite apple juice from a
co-operative of local orchards.
Yorkshire Lavender Wander around the beautiful lavender fields and admire the view across the Vale of York before enjoying a cup of Yorkshire tea and a slice of delicious homemade lavender cake.
T Cafe, Kilburn is home to the famous Mouseman Visitor Centre. After wandering around their museum and showroom or after walking through the neighbouring forests to view the famous White Horse a visit to their cafe is a welcome treat.
York and Leeds
Langlands Garden Centres have two centres one at Shiptonthorpe in York and the other at Whinmoor near Leeds. If you have not visited here before then you will be pleasantly supplied as the food they serve is delicious and at a very reasonable price. So next time you want to buy some plants or pick up some garden supplies, enjoy lunch here as well.