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18 December 2013

Betty's Tea Room

This was the second afternoon tea that I was treated to.

M booked a night for us away in Harrogate, and so was obliged (yes obliged) to book us in for afternoon tea at Betty's.

If you haven't heard of Betty's it might be because you haven't spent much time around Harrogate, York or Leeds. But they are world famous too, with many tourists bypassing London's tea rooms for Betty's.

The staff dress in 1920s outfits, the line winds its way out of the door and down the street, the shop is so busy you can't get a look in, and there is a polite tinkling of the piano being played in the background.

We were ushered upstairs, and our coats taken for their 2:30pm seating, chose our tea from their extensive list (I chose their peppermint blend), and eagerly awaited to see what was going to come out for us.

And I wasn't disappointed.









It was by this point M was getting tired of my photo taking, and hissed at me to put the camera away - he's not quite a blogger's other half just yet!

 Have you been to Betty's?

39 comments:

  1. Betty's is an institution - when in Harrogate, you just have to go - the tricky bit is to avoid the queues :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. I always want to go but the lines, oh god those lines! Might have to brave it next time in Harrogate, as it never seems quite as busy as the York one.

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  3. This place looks like so much fun! And those sandwiches look scrumptious!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  4. Betty's looks adorable! I'll actually be moving to London for about a year in January and this is now going way up on my list of places to visit :) Sounds like an excellent way to celebrate your birthday!

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  5. This sounds magical! I want to see what their 1920s clothing is like!
    - Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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  6. Looks lovely! I've never heard of Betty's before but it sounds great - especially the 1920s theme!
    xx
    Wee Bit of Rachel

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  7. You had me at "1920s." Sounds like an interesting place for a cuppa! Everything looks lovely :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  8. That looks so cute! I want to find a nice tea room around me to go to, the only downfall is that I don't like tea... whoops!
    Charlotte x
    La Vie en Gâteaux

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  9. I've always wanted to go somewhere fancy for tea, especially with those little tea carts and trays. I wish you'd gotten a picture of the staff, I really wanted to see their costumes.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  10. I love having cream tea, we normally go to buckingham mews in London, lovely views of the Queens Gardens. This looks so cute, did they have many teas to choose from?

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  11. Gahhh looks wonderful! Having a proper afternoon tea is on my top list of things to do when I'm over in London - do you have a favorite in the city that you'd recommend?

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  12. Afternoon tea's are the best!! I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin' :-) Hope you can follow back :-)

    Love,

    Noor
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  13. He'll soon get used to it! ;) I'm actually jealous- we always go to York and have never been to Betty's but I would love to go, the queue is always so long and we never think about ringing up to book! xxx

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  14. OMG! I love tea....so this place looks perfect for me! :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  15. Definitely book and go, SO worth it! x

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  16. Thanks, I'm glad you like me enough to follow! I'll definitely come check out your blog x

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  17. Hmm, in London is difficult, as you can go high end - say Claridges, or The Berkley etc... but then there are cheaper places too - this article has loadsa good ones! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/london/9124793/Londons-ten-best-afternoon-teas.html

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  18. Ooo haven't tried out that place! I'll put it on my list.


    There weren't loads - some places as you probably know do an insane amount. But everything they DO do is picked out, ethically sourced, and usually somewhere where they've had a relationship for years and years. I'd say there was around 15-20 to choose from x

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  19. Me too! I will do next time :)


    You should definitely treat yourself and do it! x

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  20. Oh no! Well any place that's good will do a tea that doesn't really taste like tea... You'll see what I mean if you go :) x

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  21. Haha, yeah it was amazing! I was stuffed by the end too - always a good sign :) x

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  22. I know, I wish I had taken a photo! I'll try and remember if I go again :) x

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  23. It is amazing, literally everything looks as though it's from that era, especially the pianist, who looks like he could have been born then too haha x

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  24. Umm wow! Lucky, lucky you!! If you ever need a tourguide, let me know :) x

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  25. They were, I was thoroughly stuffed x

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  26. Yes! Definitely, the queue was massive, so I felt a bit smug walking past haha x

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  27. Yes! The queue was horrendous there too, but book! It's a little more expensive to book, but at least you don't have to wait in the cold :) x

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  28. great post! would you like to follow eachother?

    xx

    daniella

    http://simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com/2013/12/paris-i-love-you-outfit-of-day.html

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  29. I'm not one for afternoon tea, I don't quite get the timing of it and if it's a meal or not but people do seem to enjoy it!

    Buckets & Spades

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  30. Oh yum! I want to visit Betty's tea room if I ever travel that far north - this looks so good!!


    www.diamondcanopy.com

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  31. I would love to go to Betty's one day, I love afternoon tea so much, there's something so fancy and lovely about it! So glad you had a wonderful time <3 xo

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  32. Corinne Figliuzzi23 December 2013 16:41

    1920s attire & British tea? Sign me up!! haha. I would love to go to London someday and this place is definitely on the list once I get there!!

    xx Corinne
    ceandth.com

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  33. Oh, you OH will learn :D
    I'm so jealous - Betty's is most definitely on my to-do list this year!

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  34. awh, this looks so lovely!

    Grace @ polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. I have been blogging since before I met The Gentleman, and HE STILL gets embarrassed about me taking pictures!

    Katie <3

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  36. It's looks gorgeous! What tea have you ordered? ♥
    By the way, I'm super excited to be your 90th GFC follower, yaaaaay!

    Otilia, http://littlelibraryofdreams.blogspot.ro

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