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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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