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Tea Rooms

What is it about a tea room? They bring warmth. Nobody is in a hurry. That much-needed tea with a small snack presented in the very best way. When you make time for a tea room, you are sure to go in good company or even your own company. Solace is the word I find in a tea room.

Betty’s is a favourite in our area. It cannot get more quintessential than Betty’s if you are looking for an English tearoom experience. We happened to go recently. It brought me the calmness around me which I was looking for. This one in Northallerton was busy enough when we went but still quiet. I love my tea with lemon when I go there. You cannot miss the silverware. I had gone after a hectic day and not had much to eat so I needed food. Got a vegetarian sandwich with roast peppers and mushroom. They were a little bit toasted. It was excellent. My husband had a scone which he loves with the butter. 

As we were coming out we got a chocolate cake for a friend to share among all of us over the dinner at their house. The cake is so different from other places. It is heavy, not so spongy but still light, chocolaty but not so sweet and Moorish. Even the flakes feel hard and crispy so you can actually feel them. If you are coming to my area a visit to Betty’s is an essential one. Cake and drink in a tea room is part of the English lifestyle so you have to enjoy it.

I haven’t told you we are living on food at different places as we are getting our kitchen redone. It is tough living with a makeshift kitchen in the living room. It feels like a picnic every day. We can’t wait to see it all finished. Hey, be happy with whatever life keeps throwing at you.

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17th January 2020 at 7:49 am

This is part of the same Bettys “family” as the one in York, which is mega-famous. There are 6 in all dotted around Yorkshire and the one you describe is probably a lot more restful than the York branch, which reputedly gets very busy due to all the tourists. The chocolate cake sounds wonderful, and I’m tempted to give it a try when we’re in the area.

17th January 2020 at 8:02 am

Tea rooms are my jam they honestly feel welcoming and nice

17th January 2020 at 8:34 am

Betty’s is a fabulous tea room, almost worth a trip to Yorkshire.

17th January 2020 at 11:32 am

This one is in Northallerton. Do try it when you are up north .. some lovely walks and rivers around here

17th January 2020 at 11:32 am

Glad you like them too.

17th January 2020 at 11:33 am

Absolutely. Also great walks around here

17th January 2020 at 12:27 pm

You’re more likely to find me on a bike.

17th January 2020 at 1:34 pm

So aptly described.Love it! Love the idea of tea rooms and everything about them.

17th January 2020 at 1:43 pm

I agree. Tea rooms are great. I am old enough (just) to remember going to a Lyons when I was a child. It was wonderful. We don’t have a Betty’s here, but we still have a Pattiserie Valery, who also make fantastically light cake.

17th January 2020 at 1:47 pm

The most authentic tearooms are in London or England.

17th January 2020 at 2:35 pm

That’s so good wow

17th January 2020 at 2:37 pm

Thank you ambu for reading it here. You are the person for sure to gel well in tea rooms. I can imagine you both sitting in one.

17th January 2020 at 2:38 pm

I think these say a lot about our love for cake, tea and relaxation.

17th January 2020 at 2:39 pm

This is in England and absolutely right they are most authentic here

17th January 2020 at 4:02 pm

I have tea when reading blogs but now I crave some chocolate cake with it 🙂
And I also wanted to let you know that you are nominated for the Liebster Award.
Have a nice weekend!

17th January 2020 at 5:20 pm

Thank you – Glad you are enjoying the cake too

17th January 2020 at 9:41 pm

I once spotted an English tea room at the Hollywood/Highland complex, after taking the TMZ Tour. It looked amaaaazing (and, given the area, was very lively). Unfortunately, they had just stopped service for the night so I didn’t get to try anything. I know we have a few tea rooms in Long Beach but I’ve never been to one… I don’t even know where they are. I’d love to try a scone with clotted cream!

17th January 2020 at 9:54 pm

Yes, the tea rooms in the South are not authentic. I have lived in London for 6 months as a student and went to the most interesting tea rooms!

17th January 2020 at 10:21 pm

Come to UK, go to any town and you will see tea rooms -an absolute quintessential of British lifestyle.

17th January 2020 at 10:22 pm

Ok I get it. We live the experience as so many brits up north

18th January 2020 at 10:52 pm

Here in the U.S., coffee is probably the hot drink of choice for most. My husband and I have a favorite coffee shop which offers the same kind of atmosphere as your Betty’s I think–a place where you want to sit a spell, linger over a steaming cup, and share about life with those who came along. Sometimes it’s family, sometimes friends, and often it’s just the two of us. There is something about a warm cup, in a warm atmosphere, with warm camaraderie that creates calm in our spirits. We need to go more often!

19th January 2020 at 7:18 am

That sounds awesome too. You are right it’s coffee out there.

20th January 2020 at 12:46 am

Almost feel like visiting. Hope your kitchen gets done soon and perfectly

20th January 2020 at 5:36 am

Thank you. Kitchen is almost done

20th January 2020 at 1:25 pm

My mom is 88 years old and every day at 2 o clock in the afternoon, she and her brother have tea. I love tea time. It’s a tradition that will stay in my heart forever. Whenever I am in the area, I try to pop in at tea time. Uncle Chuck especially loves when one of us kids shows up. It’s his only social interaction of the day.

20th January 2020 at 1:34 pm

Aww what a lovely story or being – regards to all these elders . May we keep going with loving and caring for them.

20th January 2020 at 7:57 pm

Cake and tea is one of the best combinations ever! Betty’s sounds like a wonderful place. I hope all goes well with your kitchen renovations! ☺🍰

21st January 2020 at 5:51 pm

All done almost -loving the freshness of it all . Thank you so much

21st January 2020 at 6:16 pm

That’s awesome! I hope it continues going well. And of course, you’re most welcome!

21st January 2020 at 11:02 pm

Thank you so much

21st January 2020 at 11:31 pm

You’re so welcome! 😃

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