If you’ve chosen to stay with us for your next holiday or short break, then we imagine that you have a certain fondness for the beautiful British countryside. There are loads of picturesque walks near The Barn that will provide endless opportunities to marvel at the rolling green moors and craggy hills that Mother Nature blessed upon our glorious county.
After a morning of walking through The Dales, what better way to relax than with a proper cup of Yorkshire Tea and some delicious home-baked treats?
Head into Ilkley and you’ll find some excellent places to enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea. Here, our a few of our favourites…
4 of The Best Afternoon Teas in Ilkley
Bettys Ilkley, 32 The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
You can’t visit Ilkley without popping into Yorkshire’s most celebrated tea rooms. The company was established way back in 1919 and they have been serving delicious afternoon teas to the good people of Yorkshire since 1920. You can either turn up and order on arrival or reserve your place via their Facebook page.
Bettys Traditional Afternoon Tea costs £19.95 and you will receive something very similar to this sample menu:
Cucumber, dill and cream cheese
Ham and wholegrain mustard
Scottish smoked salmon
A sultana scone with strawberry preserve
and clotted cream
Chocolate and hazelnut pavé
Lemon and orange macaroon
Fresh fruit tart
PLUS A teapot for one of Tea Room Blend tea
The Little Tea House
The Little Tea House, 27 The Grove Promenade, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
The Little Tea House is a lovely, family run tea room right in the middle of town. They’re open 7 days a week until 4 pm and serve a tasty range of homemade soups, sandwiches, and cakes in addition to some fabulous traditional home-cooked meals.
For afternoon tea, it’s best to book in advance to avoid a long waiting time whilst the staff prepare your selection of special treats! The best thing about their afternoon teas (besides the taste) is that there is no set menu. Ring up to make a booking and they will prepare your tiered stand based on your likes and dislikes.
The Clevedon, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
The Clevedon is a little further from our Ilkley holiday cottage than the previous two. Situated in Ben Rhyddying and boasting beautiful surroundings, this place offers the ultimate afternoon tea with a view! Their afternoon teas start at £15.95 pp and they’re available between 12 pm and 6:30 pm Monday to Sunday.
These are beautifully displayed on unusual stands and include a selection of perfect finger sandwiches, fresh scones, and exquisite desserts. You can upgrade to include prosecco, Pimms or a gin & tonic. Heavenly!