Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Blissful Afternoon Tea at Betty's

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If you love all things quintessentially British and you're familiar with the north of England, then you've most likely been well acquainted with Betty's Tearooms. I spent my weekend being thoroughly spoilt by William and his family in York and treated to the most beautiful afternoon tea, jam-packed full of clotted cream scones, (pronounced 's-gones' not 'sg-owns' as I'm a southern softy) mini macarons and generously stuffed sarnies.

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Side note : I noted to myself that I must tell you(!) - whilst in Kings Cross I accidentally fell into Oliver Bonas…oops, and found this little beauty I didn't have time to try it on but luckily there's an OB round the corner from my humble abode. Look at the little Frenchies!

So we arrived in York! And filled our evening with a long country walk, duck spotting, William running away from angry geese and a shed load of chish'n'fips. Heaven. A night snuggled in front of a log fire with William's mum's home baked goodies, combined with all the fresh air, sent me into the deepest sleep in preparation for a cream tea filled day!


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Walking into Betty's is like walking into a treasure chest full of decadent delights - a feast on the eyes and in the tummys! Cake counters full of colourful macarons, glossy fruit tartlets, stuffed currant buns and Betty's tea bags galore!


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp


William and his mama chose from the delicious Autumn-Winter menu - a Bacon & Raclette Rosti which looked and smelt divine, a Smoked Salmon & Prawn open sandwich (with chips - naughty) and a teapot fit for a king full of Betty's tea! 


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp


William's mum had treated me to an afternoon tea voucher for my birthday and boy was it worth the wait! Even the voucher itself is beautiful. It was a perfect girly way to spend an afternoon (William was honorary girl for the day) and I'm definitely going to start doing it more with the girls in London. It's happiness on a cake stand - a guaranteed mood enhancer. If anyone has any favourite afternoon tea haunts in London then please do share below!


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp


My next trip to Betty's is without doubt going to involve some of these rhubarby refreshments. Rhubarb Champagne Cocktail? -yes please and thank you very much.


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp


We had a little spuddle around the cake counters before choosing a big box of Betty's tea for me and a fruit tart to take home for Granny :) Although I was very tempted by the Easter eggs looking all glorious and regal!...


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp


A stroll along the famous Shambles and a bit of window shopping…it'd be rude not to


bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

bettys afternoon tea the betty stamp

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The shortest street in York with the longest name!




Home time. The perfect sunset to end the most perfect day. Thank you my York family :)

Betty x


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  1. We don't have a Betty's where I love but we have this other little cupcake shop forgot what its called but its so cute and pink and you feel like a royal in there ! <3

    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/manishaanwari2-11510825

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    1. that's exactly how they made us feel :) very fabulous and important !

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  2. That is such a beautiful sunset! Betty's Tea Room seems like a lot of fun. All the desserts look amazing and delicious :)

    emmasbeginning.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Emma, it was a dreamy day :)

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  3. I love Betty's, their afternoon tea is delicious and so dainty and cute :) Lovely photos.

    laurathroughthelens

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    1. A follow Betty lover :) isn't it perfect! x

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  4. Oh that afternoon tea looks so good, can't be a bit of clotted cream and jam on a scone! York looks full of character too, very charming, loved all your pictures! xx
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. York is absolutely beautiful, the perfect mix of countryside and city! mmm clotted cream and jam

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  5. *can't beat* is what I meant to type!! Haha

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  6. I adore York, and a visit to Betty's tea room is a must. I find the 1920s /1930s (?) period charm gorgeous. And of course the desserts are out of this world!

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    1. York, Betty's and dessert…i agree, the perfect weekend combo! x

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  7. Oh wow, that afternoon tea just looks so gorgeous! I love your photography too Betty, all your pictures are just so pretty x

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    1. Thanks a million Holl! That's very sweet of you to say so :) xx

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  8. What a lovely day out. I would love to try some of those cakes!!

    Emma Xx

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    1. They were deeelish! Every girl should go for afternoon tea at least once a month! :) x

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  9. What a lovely day! Wish *I* had been there! I'm all about tea, all the time, so I can't imagine anyone going to Bettys and not ordering the afternoon tea!

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  10. Your right I really enjoyed this post! All the cakes look delicious and the scones look spot on!

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