Eating Out Ryedale and Thirsk

Afternoon Tea

Featured Listing

Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe

The award-winning farm shop and café specialises in locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and rare breed meat. Their in-house bakery provides homemade scones, cakes & traybakes for the shop and the café, with their chefs providing a range of delicious meals, sandwiches and seasonal specialties for the café.

The Balloon Tree is a great day out for all of the family – their Pick Your Own seasonal runs throughout the Summer, giving you the opportunity to hunt for the biggest strawberries, raspberries, and even pumpkins in the October season! Don’t forget you can even come and find your perfect locally sourced Christmas Tree in December.

Entertain the children in the play area, situated in the securely fenced café garden, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee & homemade cake, whilst they burn off some energy.

Their delicatessen counter serves a wide range of sausage rolls, quiches and sandwiches – all from local businesses. They even have a hot counter where you can grab a warm luxury black pudding sausage roll, or if you’re really hungry a hot pork sandwich with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling!

Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times. Make sure you check the website for all up-to-date information or email with any questions.


Find them: Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB

Between Stamford Bridge & Gate Hemlsley

01759 373023


Featured Listing

Castle Howard

Courtyard Café
The Courtyard Cafe serves delicious food and cakes all year round with no admission into the House and Grounds necessary. Visit the Garden Centre and then pop in. Dogs now welcome!

Fitzroy Restaurant
The fresh, bright and stylish Fitzroy Restaurant is the perfect place for lunch or an afternoon treat when visiting the House and Gardens. The Fitzroy Restaurant is open during our Spring, Summer and Autumn season. Please note the restaurant is now closed until the House re-opens on Saturday 24th March.

The Boathouse Cafe
On the bank of the Great Lake, the Boathouse Cafe offers stunning views out across the water as well as picnic table seating overlooking the Adventure Playground. This relaxed cafe serves family friendly ranges including freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade soups and cakes from our kitchen and a selection of hot and cold drinks. The kiosk serves locally made ice cream.

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

Featured Listing

Cedarbarn Farm Shop

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.

Unique Pick Your Own with a train to take you to the fields.

Lovely events including the Strawberry Express, the Pumpkin Express and the Santa Express all incorporating rides on the train.

See the “Party Page” for details of a unique children’s party at Cedarbarn Farm.

They also have a Dog Walking Field, which is a secure field for you to exercise your dog/s. The 1.25 acre field is open daily from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm and is surrounded by 6′ high secure fencing and is fully lit for year-round use.

Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
Lunch bookings 01751 475614


“Lovely place with great food and gluten free menu. Kids had a fab time, loved the railway.” KP Apr’18

Featured Listing

The Park, Hovingham

In addition to our hair and beauty rooms, The Park also has a cosy coffee shop, nestled in the heart of Hovingham. You will be able to sit in and sample some of our homemade cakes & pastries or why not come and try one of our most popular hot chocolate with the works!!!

Relax and enjoy a long lunch with friends. Or just pop in for a coffee!

We serve a large range of Panninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads including lots of the park specials.

Within our coffee shop we sell a range of beautiful giftware, cards, jewellery and clothes so we have something for everyone or the perfect gift for a friend! Our gifts and clothing range are always being updated with fantastic new arrivals and one off pieces.

We look forward to seeing you in The Park.

10% off Hair & Beauty Treatments for new clients quoting RYEDALE MUMBLER (subject to T & Cs)

Park Street, Hovingham. Y062 4JZ
01653 628969



Ampleforth Abbey Tea Rooms

“What a setting for afternoon tea” – Mumbler Recommended CD ’17 ” Lovely selection of toys” – Mumbler Recommended SJB ’19

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12 noon – 5:30pm

Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4EN
Tel: 01439-766000

Beadlam Grange Farmshop & Tearoom

Beadlam Grange, Mr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TB

01439 770303

Lovely farmshop and tea room with toddler’s indoor play area. The home of Robert & Ruby selling distinctive gifts & interiors for country folk, The Cutting Shed (Unisex hair salon (01439 770640)) and Caravan & Camp site too!

Burythorpe House

Lovely afternoon tea.

Those who enjoy afternoon tea can use their swimming pool (by arrangement & suitable for babies) when it is open – End of March to October.

Mumbler recommended ’18

Main St, Burythorpe YO17 9LB
01653 658200

Cafe 53 with Cake-a-Licious

Lovely children friendly café with delicious cake.

Opens 9am

53 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DT

Thoroughly recommend, popped in with my children for a treat. The staff were so friendly and the cake delicious too! May ’18 HB

Countess of York at The National Railway Museum

Great way to combine a fun day at the Museum with Afternoon Tea.

Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea surrounding yourself in the opulent carriage décor and elegant furniture. Indulge in a delicious selection of dainty sandwiches, fine leaf teas and scrumptious homemade cakes.
Served at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm daily. £22.50 (children £15.50), £29 with champagne. Phone to book.
“The National Railway Museum does afternoon tea (with fizz if you want) inside an old railway carriage. It’s brilliant. Really quaint and charming with classic music playing.”
RF, June 17
Countess of York, National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
T: 01904 686295

Feversham Arms & Verbena Spa

Located in the heart of North Yorkshire in the traditional market town of Helmsley.

Luxury hideaway with the popular Weathervane Restaurant serving seasonal and locally foraged food. Lovely place to go for a “treat”. Fabulous place for afternoon tea.

Verbena Spa with treatments provided by Temple Spa. Extensive Heat Experience including an aromatherapy room, salt inhalation chamber, saunarium, monsoon shower and foot spas.  In addition you can relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool and brand new Jacuzzi.

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
YO62 5AG

Telephone: 01439 770 766


Hearts of Ampleforth

Family run tea room with lovely homemade food

West End, Ampleforth YO62 4DU
01439 788166

Kingfisher Cafe

“Lovely Afternoon Tea” – Mumbler Recommended JD, SJB ’17

9 Saville Street, Malton YO17 7LL
01653 695265

Lastingham Grange

Family run country house hotel and restaurant in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Serves beautiful afternoon tea

Open March – November. Lunch 12pm – 1.30pm, Afternoon Tea 2.30pm – 5.30pm, Dinner 6.30pm – 8pm

Lastingham, YO62 6TH
01751 417345

Mannions & Co – Helmsley

Sadly, no table reservations, first come first serve basis only.

With Helmsley Castle as a spectacular back drop visible from every window, daily ‘specials’ boards and Champagne available by the glass, what’s not to like about this impressive eatery and café. In Mannion’s everything goes!

“Lovely for afternoon tea” – Mumbler Recommended LR ‘ 17

Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Lunch: 11:30am – 4:30pm

5 Castlegate
YO62 5AB
Phone: 01439 770044

Middleton Post Office & Tea Parlour

Booking is advised because of limited tables

Fabulous Afternoon Tea – Mumbler Recommended EC, HB ’17

Opening Times
Monday – 11:00 – 5:00 (Closed During Winter)
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11:00 – 5:00
Thursday – 11:00 – 5:00
Friday – 11:00 – 5:00
Saturday – 11:00 – 5:00
Sunday – 11:00 – 5:00

Main Street, Middleton, Pickering, YO18 8NX
Tel: 01751475932

Olivia Rose of Yorkshire

Lovely gift shop, delicious cake, great tea and coffee!! Mumbler recommended DE Nov ’19
2 Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA

Steam & Moorland Garden & Machinery Centre

Malton Rd, Pickering, Yo18 7JW
01751 471471
Mumbler recommended “We love it there too! The food is great.” LS ’18
“It’s great there” EL ’18

Tealicious Vintage Tea Room

Come and relax in our unique 40’s and 50’s themed specialist tea and coffee room. Enjoy a cream tea, real loose leaf tea in a teapot, ground coffee and homemade cakes. Sandwiches made to order.

Mumbler recommended MI 18

The Village Unit 6
Haxby Shopping Centre
YO32 2LU York

The Barn Tea Rooms

Beautiful family friendly tea room overlooking the village green with grazing sheep.

Homemade cakes, puddings, snacks, sandwiches and substantial meals.

The Barn Tea Rooms
Hutton le Hole
YO62 6UA
01751 417311

The Black Swan, Helmsley

Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ
01439 770466
Mumbler recommended SB ’18 “is lovely for afternoon tea. We’ve taken the kids with us too and they were always very accommodating…you can always sit in the lounge rather than the tea room too.”

The Curious Table – Easingwold

Lovely bistro nestled in Easingwold

“My favourite place for tea” Mumbler recommended LS, NR, CD – ’17

Market Place, Easingwold. YO61 3AG
Phone: 01347 823434

The Old Lodge Malton

The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds, on the edge of the historic Market town of Malton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire There is a cosy wood panelled bar with a real fire, an excellent restaurant with a choice of menus and a lovely terrace for outside dining, with extensive lawns and comfortable garden seating. Tea, good coffee and clotted cream scones are available all day.
20 fabulous en-suite rooms in The Lodge, all with TV, tea and coffee facilities.
Old Maltongate, Malton YO17 7EG
01653 690570

“Great place for afternoon tea” Mumbler recommended LD ’17

The Pantry

The Pantry food is freshly baked on the premises everyday – and keeps bringing our visitors back time and time again.  Whether you are just calling in for light refreshments, or to satisfy your sweet tooth, we are certain you’ll be back soon!

“Lovely Afternoon Tea” – Mumbler Recommended ’17

The Pantry, Mill Gate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1AA
Tel: 01845 522423

The Pheasant, Harome

Mill St, Harome, Helmsley YO62 5JG
01439 771241
Mumbler recommended CA ‘ 18

The Talbot Hotel, Malton

Elegant hotel with 26 bedrooms, landscaped gardens and a great restaurant.

The Talbot offers contemporary British cooking delivering delicious food throughout whether you are dining in the Bar and Brasserie or the Wentworth Restaurant. We champion the use of fresh produce from local suppliers and our seasonal menus are created by Head Chef Dan Graham. A lovely place for Afternoon Tea as a treat.

The Talbot Hotel, Yorkersgate, Malton, YO17 7AJ
Phone: 01653 639096

“Truly fabulous meal – go try the 9 course tasting menu, it is amazing” CB ’17

The Tea Shop, Pickering

26 Hungate, Pickering, YO18 7DL
01751 477664
Mumbler recommended LE ‘ 18

The White Bear Inn, Stillington

Situated in the picturesque village of Stillington, The White Bear Inn is a traditional free house country pub and is ideally located for a range of local attractions.

  • Main a la carte menu
  • Prime time menu
  • Bar snack menu
  • Children’s menu
  • Homemade sweet menu
  • 5 traditional beers
  • Families welcome
  • Outside area

Main Street, Stillington, York YO61 1JU
01347 810338
Open 12:00 – 17:00