All posts tagged: D’Oyly’s

Loving Real Tea

We all know there’s nothing better than spending a beautiful summer’s evening relaxing in a beer garden with friends – but what about tea gardens I hear you cry! Well fear not – I’m on the hunt for places offering up gorgeous outside seating, as well as serving the very best tea around. My very fav place that offers a delightful garden and homely front parlour, just outside York is Doylys. I must go again soon after visiting in autumn last year. I know tea and health go together, but just sharing with you a few facts while I go on my tea hunt… Is tea important? Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. In the UK it has been drunk for over 350 years. Today, 77% of British adults drink tea and of the tea consumed in the UK, 95% is black tea. Antioxidants and hydrating properties Tea, the world’s favourite drink, can help you maintain your health as part of a balanced diet and healthy, active lifestyle. The …

D’Oyly’s Tea Room – A Countryside Treat

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 …