Afternoon Tea with a Little Extra Harrogate Style

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: A gentle stroll around Central Harrogate, with stops at three elegant refreshment establishments.

£98 for 4 people.

Minimum 4 people.

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Yorkshire Appetite Food Tours brings you an Afternoon Tea experience with a little bit extra - Min 4 people

  • You will enjoy a full Afternoon Tea over three key historical locations.
  • A lovely experience for a group of friends or family.
  • Discover the etiquette behind the serving of Afternoon Tea
  • Enjoy some stories of Harrogate's fashionable Victorian social scene.

Easy walking, ten – 15 minute stroll between tastings.

Special dietary requirements catered for. Let us know at time of booking.

Support the town's establishments.

Knowledgeable local tour guides.

Tours run rain or shine.

All tastings are within the town centre. Starting at St George Hotel

What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you in the Foyer of the St George Hotel.  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 once more 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.


Three amazing places are the settings for our delicious Afternoon Tea

Hales Bar

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.

Where to Meet

We are meeting in the Foyer of the St George Hotel on Ripon Road. 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. At the bottom of Parliament Street, go straight on across the lights and the hotel is the first building on the left.

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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.”

Jill, Leeds.

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