When Bettys opened its doors for the first time in 1919 it was just as our founder, Frederick Belmont, had visualised – customers were greeted by a tempting array of delicious Yorkshire and Continental confections in the shop and an elegant Café Tea Rooms that served teas and meals in the traditional English style. It was an immediate success.

Nearly 100 years later and we welcome more than one million customers a year to Bettys. We’re still a family-owned business and continue to stay true to Frederick’s founding principles that everything should be ‘fresh and dainty’ and that ‘if we want things just right we have to do them ourselves’.

There are six Bettys Café Tea Rooms to explore: the spa town of Harrogate has two branches (one in the town centre and a second at the RHS garden at Harlow Carr) as does York (Bettys Stonegate just round the corner from Bettys, St Helen’s Square). You’ll also find Bettys in the market towns of Northallerton and Ilkley. All our cakes, breads and chocolates – more than 600 specialities – are made by hand at our Craft Bakery and our extensive range of teas and coffees are blended by our sister company, Taylors of Harrogate.

Our handmade teatime treats, chocolates, tea and coffee can be bought online at

For a truly memorable experience, we now offer a bookable Afternoon Tea in the Imperial Room, Bettys Harrogate and in the Belmont Room, Bettys York, with sittings every Thursday to Sunday.


Bettys kindly sponsors and produces the Yorkshire Awards after dinner chocolates and this year they were Moonlight Owls which are handmade from deliciously creamy Swiss Grand Cru milk chocolate, with hand-piped dark chocolate eyes and a dusting of magical silver shimmer. The perfect stocking filler for all ages. See the full enchanting Christmas range at