Today I went all the way to Betty's with my parents and grandparents. This is like a 2 hour drive away but we all agreed it was really worth it (I get my love of food from my family!). For those of you who don't know, Betty's is a very traditional English tea room with cafes only in Yorkshire. The owner apparently refused to open any outside of Yorkshire and I totally agree with him! It makes it so much more special, rather than a chain everywhere.
It was a really sunny day for a change when we arrived there. Betty's is so popular that you have to queue for a table (it is especially popular with tourists and daytrippers, like we were!). When we got seated, I decided to go for the traditional afternoon tea, which consists of 2 small sandwiches, 1 scone with jam and clotted cream, a pot of tea and a selection of miniature cakes (these were a lemon macaroon, summer fruit tarts and coffee-chocolate mousse cake today). Delicious.
Delicious. Nom nom nom. I couldn't eat it all though so I brought the summer fruit tart home with me and ate it before. Betty's also has a little shop that sells all of their goodies, such as the fat rascals (scone-y, rock cake-y buns), macaroons (almost as good as laduree's!), yorkshire curd tarts (my Dad's favourite) and loose leaf tea and coffee beans. I came home with a fat rascal and two packets of loose leaf teas, an expensive and exclusive white tea and a 'good luck' green tea. Doesn't their shop window look so inviting and delicious?