2–4 Riverside, Felton NE65 9EA
01665 660721 www.runningfoxbakery.co.uk
With outposts in Shilbottle and Longframlington, as well as their original Felton base, The Running Fox offers plenty of options – both in terms of location, and on their extensive menu. Their afternoon tea is now legendary – think sandwiches, pies, quiche, fresh scones and hefty slices of cake, and why not treat yourself and enjoy a chilled bottle of fizz too? Their not-so-dainty portions may leave you feeling full, so you’re always welcome to take the rest home for later.
Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BJ
01434 620156 www.walwickhall.com
Set in 100 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside on Hadrian’s Wall, Walwick Hall is a unique setting to indulge in a luxury afternoon tea. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or catching up with friends, there’s plenty of delicious options here including traditional treats and northern favourites – think mini stotties and singing hinnies. If the sun’s shining, sit on the spacious terrace overlooking the private gardens.
Tees Valley TS22 5NF
01740 644811 www.wynyardhall.co.uk
Expect fine china and loose leaf tea at Wynyard Hall, where their traditional afternoon treats are created by their talented in-house pastry chefs. From dainty cakes and pastries to a variety of savoury options including scones and sandwiches, a gentleman’s menu is also available with a glass of fine Glenfiddich whisky, as well as a dedicated children’s menu.
Mill Street, Harome, North Yorkshire YO62 5JG
01439 771241 www.thepheasanthotel.com
Afternoon Tea at The Pheasant is the perfect occasion to catch up over glasses of bubbly and cups of tea. The tradition begins with savoury finger sandwiches – crusts are removed from fresh baked white and brown breads and the delicate slices are filled with smoked salmon, egg, ham and cucumber – followed by delicious homemade scones, made from a secret recipe, served with glistening damson jam and clotted cream. The final course is the pièce de resistance, the platter of mouthwatering homemade dainty cakes. Of course, a full afternoon tea would not be complete without tea and champagne. Choose from a selection of loose leaf and fruit teas, from Earl Grey to Peach and Organic Redbush or for champagne you can browse their extensive wine and champagne list which features favourites – Moet and Chandon and Dom Perignon.
0800 456 1919 www.bettys.co.uk
Arguably the home of afternoon tea, how could we miss Bettys off our list? With outposts in Harrogate, York, Ilkley and Northallerton, Bettys is renowned for serving classic afternoon teas. At Bettys Harrogate and York, the reservation-only afternoon tea is served in the Imperial and Belmont Rooms – beautiful, historic suites dating back to the early 1900s, with a menu brimming with patisserie treats and tea room specialities, including a classic sandwich selection and miniature cakes.
Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH
01765 680900 www.swintonestate.com
Head to the impressive Swinton Park and choose from a range of dining spaces; take your tea in the bar, drawing room or on the lawn when the summer weather allows. Try ham and mustard, beef and horseradish, and trout pâté sandwiches, followed by freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and artisan preserves. Little ones can join in the fun too with their very own picnic featuring a berry milkshake, a selection of sandwiches and a chocolate brownie.
Beverley HU17 9SH
01964 543666 www.ticktongrange.co.uk
Afternoon tea at Tickton Grange is a celebration of tradition. Indulge in the traditional homemade treats presented on bespoke fine china, accompanied by loose leaf teas. Featuring freshly-baked scones and dainty cakes and sandwiches, it’s the classic afternoon tea you’d expect – but why not add a glass of champagne, prosecco or a G&T to add an extra treat?