Betty’s founder, Frederick Belmont, used the interior designers & craftsmen who worked on the ocean liner Queen Mary to create this, the most stylish of the small Yorkshire chain of traditional tea rooms. Some 70 years later, the huge plate glass windows are still polished daily & a pianist plays in the evenings. The successful formula of having everything homemade means that the bakery produces over 400 different lines, including cakes, bread, scones & muffins. During the day specialty teas & coffees complement all-day breakfasts (grilled bacon, scrambled egg, tomato, Masham sausage, mushrooms), Yorkshire rarebit, sausages with rosti, omelettes & salads, or an afternoon tea of sandwiches, Yorkshire fat rascals, tea loaves & traditional cakes. Whichever branch of Betty’s your find yourself in - Harrogate, Ilkley, Northallerton, or the newest at the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Harlow Carr near Harrogate – you will find the same menu, the same exacting standards & the same queues. But Betty’s is required visiting, if just once, to experience an English tradition that has all but vanished.