This tea room, on a family run farm, is in a superb location, situated in the picturesque village of Bolton Percy, close to both Tadcaster and York.
You actually walk into the old farm house built in 1832 and the current tea room would have been the front room, now cosy, and with a warm welcome from Vicky.
Why D’Oyly’s?? Well….Vicky told me ‘D’Oyly’s is named after our Grandmother, it is her middle name and years ago, we joked how much fun it would be to open a tearoom and call it doilies, or D’Oyly’s, after Granny. Twenty years later, we did just that!’
All the food is homemade and traditionally baked in the farmhouse kitchen Aga.
A ‘special’ small soup (parsnip) and sandwiches (Brie and grape) was a comforting winter lunch. Along with a pot of tea served in vintage china.
On the sideboard next to our table was a tempting plate of mince pies, and they tasted as good as they looked.
In the hall is a gift shop of selected local crafts – jewellery and mugs. And hanging up are handmade Christmas stockings – available to order with a loved one’s initial. (£10 each).
Outside there is a private garden, just perfect for summer afternoon tea.
This is somewhere to look forward to returning to quite soon. And maybe booking for Sunday lunch.