Easy walking, ten – 15 minute stroll between tastings.
Special dietary requirements catered for. Let us know at time of booking.
Support the town's independent tea rooms.
Knowledgeable local tour guides.
Tours run rain or shine.
All tastings are within the town centre. Starting at Westminster Arcade.
Your tour guide will greet you at the entrance to Westminster Arcade on Parliament Street. For our tours, please arrive for a prompt start at 3pm.
Please dress for the weather as we will be walking between stops – layers are best and wear suitable footwear for a gentle stroll.
We will be walking around the cultural centre of Harrogate and will end at the St George Hotel on Ripon Road. There are some gentle hills on the walk and there are steps involved so please do contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.
We do recommend having a very small lunch– you want to save yourself for a delicious full Afternoon Tea.
We snuggle into the Vaults Room at the oldest pub in Harrogate. Originally a wine and spirit merchants, it is steeped in history. We have some refreshing tea to start our tour.
The Palm Court Cafe
A classic cafe overlooking some of our most beautiful historic landmarks. We have some daintily delicious sandwiches and cake.
St George Hotel
The newly refurbished historic hotel will serve us scones, preserves and of course, more tea in their elegant drawing room looking out over the Royal Hall.
We are meeting at the entrance to the Westminster Arcade on Parliament Street. From the Station, turn right down Station Parade, left into Cambridge Street (pedestrianised shopping street). When you reach the end of the street you will see the Cenotaph opposite Bettys.
Parliament Street runs downhill from the Cenotaph and Bettys. The Arcade is about half way down on the right at number 32.
We would recommend that these tours are suitable for those from the teenage years upwards. Some tours serve alcohol and so those under 18 will be offered a non-alcoholic alternative.
Please let us know, at the time of purchasing tickets, if you or anyone in your group has a dietary restriction – for example; vegetarian, gluten free, allergy etc. If we know in advance, we will do our very best to provide a suitable alternative.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. We do go inside the establishments on the tour, apart from one market stop in York which is still undercover! In the event of inclement weather, we walk quicker between establishments. We advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
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“Tried out the new Afternoon Tea Tour - a great way to spend an afternoon learning new and interesting facts about Harrogate, the different cafes and the origins of Afternoon Tea!
I love food tours and this is a different slant on this popular activity - I can definitely recommend it.”