Is Bettys Tea Room Closing down?

In spring 2021 we made the difficult decision to close the first-floor café at our Little Bettys branch in York while keeping the ground floor shop open. In the autumn, with a heavy heart, we took the further decision to close the shop and with it the branch.

Why is Bettys Tea Room Famous?

A tearoom that has become a Yorkshire institution is celebrating its 100th birthday. Bettys opened its doors in Harrogate in the aftermath of the World War One and has been serving tea and cakes ever since. A century on, the firm now boasts six cafes around the county.

How many Bettys tea rooms are there in York?

There are six Bettys Tea Room Cafés located around Yorkshire and all of them serve “afternoon tea” throughout the day. Plan on skipping lunch and having a late dinner because afternoon tea is a feast.

Do you have to book for Bettys Tea Room York?

Since we offer a walk up experience in our Café Tea Rooms, you do not book ahead. Simply pop by on the day and we will seat you and your party. Afternoon Tea in the Imperial and Belmont Rooms is bookings-only and only available in our Harrogate and York Café Tea Rooms.

Why is Bettys closing in York?

THE MANAGING director of Bettys has revealed that the famous Yorkshire company is having to close one of its tearooms which has placed dozens of jobs at risk. The café on Stonegate in the centre of York will not re-open after the branch has been deemed to be no longer financially viable.

Who owns Bettys of York?

Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate

Bettys tea room in Harrogate
Key people Clare Morrow (chairman of the board) Linda Close (managing director) Andrew Brown (managing director)
Products Yorkshire Tea Taylors Coffee Bettys Tea Rooms Other products
Revenue £208 million (2018)
Owner Fredrick Belmont’s family (fourth generation)

Why is it called Bettys?

Betty Lupton, ‘Queen of the Wells’ Did he choose to attract locals to his smart café by naming it after Betty Lupton, ‘Queen of the Harrogate Wells’, who served the town’s spa water to visitors in the nineteenth century?

How long has Bettys been in York?

Mostly though, we think he’d feel proud. Proud that the little café business that he founded on 17th July 1919 is still here, 100 years later, bearing the name ‘Bettys’ over the door.

Does Bettys have a dress code?

The comfort of our guests is our priority, so there is no formal dress code.

Can I book a table at Bettys York?

We don’t take bookings in our main Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate, York, Northallerton, Ilkley, or Harlow Carr. If you or your guests need a chair while waiting, let a member of our staff know and they will be more than happy to help.

Who owns Betty’s Tea Rooms?

Fredrick Belmont’s family
Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, also known as Bettys and Taylors Group Limited, is a family company based in Yorkshire, England….Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

Bettys tea room in Harrogate
Owner Fredrick Belmont’s family (fourth generation)
Number of employees 1,500
Subsidiaries Bettys Taylors of Harrogate Bettys Tea Rooms