Thursday, 28 October 2010

Betty's.

I usually manage to squeeze in a trip to Betty's whenever I go home. Betty's is a traditional old tearoom that was set up in the 1920s. There are two branches in York,  and I usually go to the smaller Little Betty's, as the queue for the main tearoom is always huge. I love visiting York when I'm home because a) it's pretty b) it reminds me of my teenage years, spent drinking cider in the park with my buddies c) amazing chazzas and d) Betty's. It was a beautiful sunny day when I went and the narrow little streets were packed.

Betty's

Betty's sell their own cakes, confectionery and tea downstairs, in a gorgeously fitted old shop, with staff suited like butlers and parlourmaids, the girls all in black with white pinnies and their hair pinned up.

Betty's

They have a great selection of teas, served in bone china from a heavy silver teapot, that you can enjoy whilst spying on shoppers down Stonegate.

Betty's

You can buy Betty's goodies online. I love their 1950s chocolate boxes, I can highly recommend the peppermint creams, which come in the prettiest box. Their Christmas puddings are delicious too, and come in a traditional old pudding bowl. I eat my porridge from my Betty's pudding pot every morning. Proper Yorkshire, me. Although I'm back in London now, so that's the Yorkshire posts over with for now.

10 comments:

  1. Oh I've been to Betty's a few times, it is lovely. My friend is from north Yorkshire and is completely obsessed with the place - she has a cupboard full of their teas and brings Fat Rascals when she visits. I haven't got the heart to tell her that I don't like them!

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  2. Hehe, so funny, I don't really like the Fat Rascals either! Too fruity and nutty for me. Although they freeze well so if a scone urge comes out of leftfield they can come in quite handy! x

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  3. This looks so awesome! I've only been to York on a daytrip when I was 16. So want to go back!

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  4. I really do need to visit York, this is definitely my kind of place.

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  5. Dear Caroline, what a wonderful shop!! You have given me another idea for a little bit of online Christmas shopping, thank you xx

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  6. I've got to 'fess up. I've never been to Betty's. It's a serious chink in my afternoon tea armour. I've only been to York when I've been filming so there's never been time for tea. I really need to address this ASAP.

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  7. I did think of you Nat! There was a really detailed tea menu! I had a darjeeling single estate, poured in too much milk as usual.. delicious though, go soon! x

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  8. Hi Caroline, I'm v pleased to discover your blog. As a fellow Yorkshire girl I'm also a total Betty's fan... I would travel a long way to have coffee and cakes there (and their Fat Rascal mugs are brilliant). I was at school in York so have lots of fond memories of illicit smoking venues and getting plastered in the Museum Gardens. Enjoyed your post about the Met Museum too. All best wishes Sarah

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  9. YES it was the Museum Gardens where we'd sit and drink cider! Memories. :) x

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  10. Great blog here, such a wealth of content.

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