31 Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire

Best Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire – I love afternoon tea and have reviewed many of them in Yorkshire.  I love what a relaxing and elegant (and delicious!) experience it is!  Have a look at our suggestions and click through to my first-hard reviews.  Also, at the bottom of this post there are links to more suggestions in specific Yorkshire towns and cities (there are too many for just one post – this is just a summary!).


Have a look at our list of the places for the best afternoon tea in Yorkshire.


Lady Betty Afternoon Tea York

People flock from all around the world for Betty’s afternoon tea. The Traditional Afternoon tea can be taken at any time in the cafe.  Afternoon tea at Betty’s York is perennially popular, so expect to queue, especially during the day.  If you would prefer more luxury (and I would definitely recommend this) then go for Lady Betty Afternoon Tea, which must be booked ahead of time and can only be taken in York and Harrogate.  

Lady Betty Afternoon Tea is served in their beautiful Imperial and Belmont Rooms. Take time to soak up the unique atmosphere of these historic rooms.  If you are looking for the best afternoon tea in York then this is certainly a contender.

Have a look at my review of Lady Betty Afternoon Tea, York.


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Champagne Afternoon Tea at Middlethorpe Hall in York

If you like the idea of taking Champagne Afternoon Tea in a stately home hotel that was featured as a location in Downton Abbey, then Middlethorpe Hall is the destination for you. 

Take your time sipping tea in their elegant drawing room, gazing out over the manicured grounds.  They have a spa too if you want to combine the two (and why wouldn’t you!).

Have a look at the full review of Champagne Afternoon Tea at Middlethorpe Hall, York.


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Champagne Afternoon Tea at Middlethorpe Hall, York


The Countess of York – a beautifully restored Rail Carriage in York

Take afternoon tea in York at the National Railway Museum.  Travel back in time to the era of high-class railway dining with a luxury afternoon tea experience aboard our beautifully restored rail carriage, the Countess of York. Our sophisticated afternoon tea menu features delicious sandwiches, homemade cakes and fancies and a wide selection of loose leaf teas, with ingredients changing seasonally. 

See our review of the Countess of York.


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The table setting on The Countess of York


Crathorne Hall Hotel

Crathorne, Yarm TS15 0AR

We visited Crathorne Hall Hotel to sample their afternoon tea.  It was a lovely relaxed affair, delicious food and we felt welcome and well looked after.   As well as finger sandwiches, there were freshly baked sausage rolls and quiche, scones and very pretty cakes.

From their website:

“What better place to enjoy afternoon tea in Yarm than in the beautiful setting of this historic country house?  Crathorne Hall, North Yorkshire is the perfect setting to sit back and relax whilst you take in the far reaching views of the estate offered by ceiling-high windows. 

We pride ourselves on offering one of the best afternoon tea in Yarm experiences, featuring carefully prepared dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and fruit scones, served to perfection complemented by a selection of Taylors of Harrogate Tea.”


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Marie Antoinette’s

139 Church St, Whitby YO22 4DE

Marie Antoinette’s is just a stone’s throw from the 199 steps and is always very prettily decorated both outside and in.  They have seating inside as well as the little bistro set you can see in the photo below.  There are often walkers with dogs there when we pass by.  They serve afternoon tea, but also check out their magnificent looking Ploughman’s platter!


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W Hamond Tea Rooms

112 Church Ln, Whitby YO22 4DE

W Hamond Tea Rooms serves a delightful afternoon tea from the heart of Whitby. 

“Whitby is famous for many things from its Blue Flag beaches, mouth-watering fish and chips, celebrated literary connections and iconic Goth weekend. But one of Whitby’s greatest treasures is hidden on the first floor of the famous W Hamond Whitby jewellery boutique. Step into our historic store, discover our stunning collections of Whitby Jet jewellery and follow the scent of home baking into our charming W Hamond Tea Rooms.

Since its opening in 2010, the W Hamond Tea Rooms has been welcoming visitors from all across the world with a tempting array of delicious meals and traditional home baking. Our elegant first floor café has even caught the eye of several Hollywood superstars who have had the chance to try our tasty selections of cakes, sandwiches and lunches.”


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Hetty and Betty 

7 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BW

The splendid afternoon tea at Hetty and Betty is rated in the top 10% in the world according to TripAdvisor. 

“Our Whitby Wedding Venue and Restaurant is a very special place. Full of charm and character, it’s a perfect location for your special day – or a fabulous lunch. Our beautiful unique period function room, “The Ballroom”, has been hosting weddings and functions since 1928. Situated on our first floor, the Ballroom is perfect for boutique weddings. Our Restaurant, famous for our Afternoon Teas, including our signature dish: the Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea; is rated in the Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide on TripAdvisor.”


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The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds

Vicar Ln, Leeds LS1 6BA

The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds serves a whole range of culinary delights!

“The Ivy Victoria Quarter brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of Leeds. From modern British classics to Asian-inspired cuisine and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love, seven days a week. A luxurious haven for visitors, shoppers and locals alike, the restaurant is set in the Victoria Arcade and within easy reach of the City Museum and local theatres, making it the ideal venue for pre-theatre dining or post-shopping drinks.”


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The Soap Factory 

4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR

The Soap Factory is a trendy cocktail bar and restaurant that serves delectable and super popular Afternoon Teas!

“The Soap Factory’ is a design-led eatery and cocktail bar located centrally on Whitehall Quay, Leeds. Open from 8am until 11:30pm daily, it’s a great place to drop in and have a coffee or lunch with colleagues, or somewhere to sip tantalising cocktails with friends on a Saturday night. With clean lines, luxurious leather couches and wooden floors, the interior has been designed as a chic, minimalist and open environment.

Stylish oversized soap bubbles can be seen against the stone coloured concrete walls. The large glass panels make way for an abundance of natural light in the daytime, whilst in the evening the glowing fire offers a warm and inviting ambience. Sure to be a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the city alike, the heart and soul of The Soap Factory takes inspiration from legendary local entrepreneur Joseph Watson of Watson & Sons and his Whitehall Soap Works.

Located at 9 Whitehall Road, just a stone’s throw from Whitehall Quay, ‘Soapy Joe’s’ functioned as one of the largest soap manufacturers in England. Everything about the venue — from its interior design to its mouth-watering menu — takes inspiration from the original Soap works’ rich history.”


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Sky Lounge 

Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4BR

The Afternoon Tea on offer at the swanky Sky Lounge in Leeds is a modern take on the traditional!

“It’s a modern twist on a timeless classic! Our selection of decadent treats gives this tradition a modern twist with a boozy finish. Indulge in our Pornstar cocktail delice or Pimms Jelly Cup. You can still have your cake and eat it. By day, enjoy a decadent afternoon tea, catch up with friends over a boozy brunch all the while taking in the breathtaking views of the city. By night, it’s time to try the best cocktails in Leeds looking out over the city skyline on our heated terrace.”


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Laura Ashley Tea Rooms 

Kenwood Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1NQ

Kenwood Hall is an elegant hotel and restaurant where you can book in to enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience at their Laura Ashley Tea Rooms.

“In 12 acres of stunning grounds 1.6 km from Sheffield city centre, this 4-star hotel is within easy reach of the city’s arena and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Kenwood Hall has free on-site parking and a well-equipped leisure club, including an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath and gym.

Experience the great British tradition of afternoon tea. Designed in the distinctive signature Laura Ashley style and offering a delightful menu selection of cakes, scones, sandwiches and Laura Ashley classic blend loose leaf teas.”


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The Vintage Tearooms 

635-639 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1TB

Afternoon tea in a lovely relaxing environment is on the cards at The Vintage Tearooms.

“At The Vintage Tearooms you’ll find nothing less than one of the most tranquil, relaxed tea houses in the local area. Our tea is fragrant and is made from excellent quality tea leaves, meaning each sip that you take will help you to relax and unwind. To make your experience more enjoyable, we have an assortment of cakes and biscuits available as well.”


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Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen

Sidney St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4RG

Be sure ot book an afternoon tea experience at Birdhouse Tea Bar if you are visiting Sheffield. 

“Our Tea Bar & Kitchen is located in the heart of Sheffield’s Industrial Quarter, around 5 minutes walk from the train station and 2 minutes away from the main shopping district. We have a talented team of chefs serving up a wide variety of dishes to suit everyone; from brunch classics to daily specials. In summer, our wood fired pizza oven brings the courtyard to life, with hand rolled dough and a variety of toppings to suit all dietary requirements and lifestyle choices. Pizza is not available during the Winter months. Passionate about quality and local produce we work with some of the best independent suppliers the region has to offer – including Foundry Coffee Roasters, Moss Valley Fine Meats and Welbeck Bakehouse to name just a few.

We have the largest drinks menu in the whole city – with an extensive hand blended tea menu (all loose leaf and served in a pot), fresh coffee, homemade hot chocolates and our famous tea lattes. We’re fully licensed, and serve innovative tea-infused cocktails along side our menu of local beers, wines and spirits. Birdhouse Tea Bar isn’t just about the food and drink, we’re a welcoming and inclusive space. We aim to make every visit personal and special, and make you feel as comfortable as possible and looked after by our lovely team. We love to host your special celebrations, and are available for venue hire. We have a loose leaf tea and gift shop on the ground floor, with members of staff happy to help you choose your perfect brew to take home. We love to fill our shelves with lovely foodie items from fellow indie producers, so its a great place to visit for local treats too.”


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The Yew Tree Cafe

High St, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0PT

The Yew Tree Cafe is located in a stunning rural part of Scarborough. 

“Situated in the village of Scalby, just outside Scarborough The Yew Tree Cafe offers a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly-prepared hot or cold food and drink to eat in or takeaway. So whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day, a midday light lunch or afternoon tea with prosecco – you’re sure to find a delicious selection on our menu.

On warm days you can enjoy our outside seating area and we welcome walkers, cyclists and dogs*  with their well-behaved owners! Serving breakfast, light bites, afternoon tea and home baked cakes and treats… Here at The Yew tree we pride ourselves in producing delicious, fresh and homemade food with a friendly service. Visit us in our pretty village surrounding where you can relax in our delightful cafe or take advantage of our takeaway service and enjoy at home or on the go.”


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Daisy Tea Rooms

513 Scalby Rd, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0NW

Daisy Team Rooms enjoys a delightful situation in the seaside town of Scarborough. 

“Nestled in the charming town of Scarborough, Daisy Tea Rooms is a delightful establishment that serves up delectable afternoon teas, sandwiches, and hot meals. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, with friendly staff that make you feel right at home. The interior design is quaint and rustic, with vintage décor and comfortable seating.

The menu offers a variety of dishes, including the classic afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of homemade cakes. For something more substantial, try the brie and cranberry toasted sandwich or the burger, both of which are sure to satisfy.”


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Oliver’s on the Mount

Oliver’s Mt, Scarborough YO11 2UG

Oliver’s on the Mount offers a super afternoon tea complete with a stunning view.

“Situated at the top of Oliver’s Mount we are the highest point in Scarborough and have high standards to match a 5 Star rating. With free ample parking and terraces overlooking the whole of Scarborough we really are worth discovering and welcome all ages. Oliver’s on the Mount is fully licensed till 1am and with our private function room we can cater for all of your needs, from a full evening meal to afternoon tea and buffets. We can also cater for Weddings, Christenings, Funeral Teas and Baby Showers. Please call to discuss your requirements.”


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Bettys Café Tea Rooms

1 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

Betty’s Tea Rooms are world famous, as are their unrivalled afternoon tea packages. You can choose from a variety of different versions of afternoon tea but one thing you can be sure of is that you will have an unforgettable experience at Betty’s. 

“A long time has passed since the first Bettys opened in 1919, but in many ways Bettys is just the same. We still think that the traditional ways are the best, that a beautiful setting is good for the soul, and that life can be improved with simple pleasures. Our purpose is to create treasured memories – we hope we can make one for you.”

We have reviewed Betty’s Afternoon Tea in York.


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Lady Bettys Afternoon Tea




Harrogate Tea Rooms 

9, Westminster Arcade, Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2RN

Harrogate Tea Rooms first started serving delicious afternoon teas back in 2021.

“At our beautiful family run Victorian arcade tea room, where all our food is prepared freshly to order. Choose from our vast range of teas and coffees, or if you are wanting a bite to eat then we offer tasty breakfasts, luscious lunches and of course our delicious homebaked scones, cakes and sweet treats. We offer and friendly service where all our food is prepared freshly to order. Our delicious scones and cakes are home-baked and offer traditional deliciousness.”


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The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie

 7-9 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion with a super special afternoon tea.

“The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of this vibrant spa town. From modern British cuisine to brasserie-inspired classics and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love.

Close to the stunning Valley Gardens, Harrogate Theatre and the Victoria Shopping Centre, the restaurant is perfectly placed for pre-show dinner or post-shopping drinks. High ceilings and large windows give a wonderful feeling of space, while the Art-Deco detail, bronzed antiques and burnt orange banquettes bring a sense of informal luxury and vibrant pops of colour.

Whether you’re booking for breakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch, or afternoon tea with friends, you’ll find everything you need right here – a warm welcome, delicious food, incredible cocktails and friendly, knowledgeable service.”

We have reviewed The Ivy Afternoon Tea in York.

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TC Patisserie

10 Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EE

At TC Patisserie they serve a delightful afternoon tea packed full of homemade sweet and savoury treats. 

“We are a family run business in Beverley, East Yorkshire. We began our journey in 2007, when Thierry began making croissants, brioche and fruit tarts at home and taking them to sell at Beverly’s Saturday market, they soon became very popular, so we expanded to Cottingham market. Pocklington market and Beverly’s Wednesday market. During this time, it was always our dream that we would eventually open a shop. We found a place that we could manage and in August 2008 we opened T C Patisserie. We have worked hard to build up a good business and have many loyal customers, both in the shop and on the market, which we continue to do. We make all our croissants, brioche, patisseries and savouries on the premises.”


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Cole’s Kitchen 

13 N Bar Within, Beverley HU17 8AP

The afternoon tea served at Cole’s Kitchen is very popular with locals and visitors to the town alike. 

“Cole’s is a cafe in Beverley’s North Bar area. We use only the freshest produce to prepare our dishes and locally source as much as we can. With an additional first floor dining area, we are also perfect for your private party requirements.”


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Vanessa Delicatessen & Café

 21-22 Saturday Market, Beverley HU17 8BB

Vanessa Delicatessen and Cafe are an award winning restaurant in the heart of the beautiful town of Beverley. 

“At Vanessa we offer you a wonderful relaxed dining experience overlooking the historic East Yorkshire town of Beverley. Whether it is one of our award winning breakfasts, lunching with friends or our delicious afternoon teas we can cater for all. We have even been voted one of the Best Café in East Yorkshire so why not pop in and try it for yourself! Here at Vanessa, in the centre of Beverley, we are passionate about top Quality local food. We offer you award winning seasonal produce, much of it made by ourselves and the rest sourced from local farms or producers over the East Yorkshire and Yorkshire region.

So, whether you are doing your weekly shop in the deli & butchery or sat in the café enjoying your lunch be rest assured our passion for top quality local food is engraved into everything we do at Vanessa. We opened the doors in 2013 and our mission has remained the same: to provide top quality good value Yorkshire produce. We pride ourselves on pleasant happy staff that can’t do enough to help you. Vanessa’s is a must visit destination in Beverley East Yorkshire. All for the love of food.”


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Liquid Jade – Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire

Ground Floor, Custom House Buildings, Whitefriargate, Hull, HU1 2ER

The food and choice of beverages get excellent reviews for Liquid Jade, but also the friendly service really pleases all who visit. 

“Our Tea House just off Whitefriargate is the ideal place to meet friends or to spend having time to yourself. We serve over 40 different varieties of leaf tea and a range of coffees. 

We also pride ourselves on our fresh food and snacks which can be enjoyed with the most delicious cakes. Everyone is welcome at Liquid Jade. We have a fantastic outdoor area where you can enjoy the fresh air whilst indulging in our freshly brewed coffee or tea. You could even enjoy a lovely glass of wine, prosecco or beer with your snacks and cakes.”
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The Blue Whippet 

18 Council Ave, Hull HU4 6RT
The Blue Whippet is an excellent choice of spot for afternoon tea, particularly if you’re a dog lover. Dogs are very welcome here! In fact there is even a food menu just for pooches, which your four legged friend will absolutely love! Locals and visitors alike rave about the fine quality of the afternoon tea served at The Blue Whippet. 

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Sweet Little Things Tea Room Hull

200 Newland Ave, Hull HU5 2ND

At Sweet Little Things Tea Room Hull they cater to a whole host of needs and requests when it comes to afternoon tea. From menus designed especially for vegans and children, there is something delicious for everyone!

“Here at Sweet Little Things, We offer breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and a large selection of cakes.   All our products are made daily on the premises and are also available for take-out. Look out for daily specials too.  Why not take the stress out of a dinner party or family gathering and allow us to bake the dessert of your choice to take away and enjoy.
In addition to cakes and desserts we offer an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day and have a variety of light lunch items available until 4pm.”
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Lost Property Coffee Shop & Kitchen

15 Byram St, Huddersfield HD1 1DR

The afternoon tea served at The Lost Property Coffee Shop and Kitchen is a modern twist on the original, but your favouries make an appearance too! 

“Our head chef and owner Paul Ellis spent his youth working in some of the country’s top Michelin starred restaurants and after learning excellent culinary skills along the way he decided to bring a little of what he learned along the way back to his I home town of Huddersfield. He decided what was missing was a place that served great coffee and fresh homemade food so he opened his own coffee shop and cafe that serves fresh delicious food with a gourmet twist.”


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Manor House Lindley 

1 Lidget St, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3JB

If you are looking for something upper class and fancy to go with your friends for a swanky afternoon tea then Manor House Lindley is the perfect destination.

“Stunning period features, delicate china and dazzling glassware, The Clock Tower Lounge is the perfect setting to indulge in the delights of afternoon tea. Delicately divine cakes, irresistible pastries and traditional savoury treats, all handmade using the finest of seasonal ingredients. Enjoy with speciality tea and silky smooth coffee, Prosecco or our house favourite, Perrier-Jouet Champagne. Gather your friends and loved ones to enjoy a delectable afternoon of treats and togetherness. Tables are available for all occasions for both large and small parties. Book a table here.”

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Eric’s Restaurant

75 Lidget St, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3JP

At Eric’s Restaurant they host seasonal/ festive themed afternoon teas such as specials for Mother’s Day and Easter. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

“With an accomplished and enthusiastic chef/proprietor, Eric’s restaurant is an award-winning, fine-dining eatery in Lindley, Huddersfield. Here, exciting seasonal menus are crafted with flair and imagination. There is emphasis on fine ingredients, which are sourced locally whenever possible. Our comfortable, atmospheric restaurant, is presented with every much attention to detail as the food. Art by Yorkshire artists is galleried in the restaurant, adding interest and ambiance to the setting. Our bar area is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks and cocktails, whilst our modern, comfortable surroundings make the perfect backdrop for you to experience Eric’s passion for food.”


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Cafe Bar Concerto at The Earl

Bennetthorpe, Doncaster DN2 6AD

There is an afternoon tea menu to suit all palates at Cafe Bar Concerto.

“At The Earl, our restaurant and bars are far more than beautiful spaces to eat and drink. They are places to come back together over old favourites and new discoveries. Whether it is a classic cocktail or innovative creations in The Café Bar Concerto, or our iconic Afternoon Tea, every experience is underpinned by the same impeccable service.”


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Butler’s Tea Room

Doncaster DN5 7TU

You can enjoy a fancy afternoon tea at Butler’s Tea Room.

“Our tea room is set in the stables & coach house of the popular 18th century country house, Cusworth hall.”

In addition to the delectable afternoon teas, you can also enjoy all sorts of refreshments and light snacks, all freshly made. 


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Jazz Cafe 

5-7 Printing Office St, Doncaster DN1 1TJ

Located in the centre of Doncaster the Jazz Cafe is the perfect spot to meet friends for a yummy afternoon tea.

“We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea. We also offer fresh coffee and cakes, and we stock a wide range beers and wines.”


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Check out our afternoon tea in Yorkshire posts here:

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in York

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Leeds

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Sheffield

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Whitby

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Scarborough

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Harrogate

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Beverley

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Hull

Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Doncaster