All posts tagged: Bettys

Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire should be celebrated 365 days a year, however we have to settle for 1st August, but why? August 1st was chosen as it has special significance in the County’s history. On this date in 1759, soldiers in Yorkshire regiments who had fought in the battle of Minden in Germany, picked roses from the nearby fields as a tribute to their fallen comrades. Yorkshire Day started the night before for me with a scrumptious 6 course tasting menu at my local award-winning pub, the Queen o’t’ owd Thatch in South Milford, celebrating food from England’s greatest county. This is my celebration of Yorkshire Day showcasing my special places in this, UK’s largest fantastic county, Yorkshire I love spotting these delightful ‘Mouseman’ mice carved in oak all over Yorkshire, lots in Ampleforth Abbey, and this one I found on the bar at the Black Swan at Oldstead while I was on my Michelin adventure. And the yummiest of sauces – Henderson’s Relish Happy Yorkshire Day G ∼♥∼ G

Birthday at Bettys

There can be no better place to celebrate a 30th birthday than having afternoon tea with friends and family at Bettys in the centre of York. From the outside, Bettys is simply gorgeous. It’s grand, traditional and looks absolutely magical – and there’s always a huge queue of people outside to prove it. Today we were situated in the Belmont Room, Bettys upstairs tea room, reserved exclusively for their finest afternoon tea. There’s even a side entrance, solely for this room, just to make you feel extra special – like celebs of Afternoon Tea. The Belmont Room transports you back to an age of tradition and sophistication with gorgeous wooden panelled walls, huge beautiful windows and perfect white tablecloths and napkins. Setting the scene even more was a delightful pianist! Everything is very light and airy with honey coloured finishes and woven furniture – lovely. Getting ourselves off to a good start, we began with a glass of champagne each (or Luscombe Elderflower Bubbly for some) which went down very nicely, followed by a huge …