Is there anything more British than afternoon tea?
Delicious cakes, delicate sandwiches, and a hot pot of fresh tea to enjoy — maybe even prosecco if you’re fancy.
This week is Afternoon Tea Week in the UK — so we’ve round up some places to enjoy a scone or two in Huddersfield.
Sadly Creams is off the menu at the moment as it's opening a brand new tea room in the town centre — but we've included it in our list as we're sure that when it does open, tea-lovers will be flocking to try it!
From town centre tea shops to farm shops, a variety of venues are serving up tempting afternoon teas — here are five to try.
Northern Tea House
King Street, Huddersfield town centre
Based in King Street in the town centre, Northern Tea House offer not one but two afternoon tea menus — traditional afternoon tea (£12.95) and a special afternoon (£15.95). The special menu includes bruschetta open sandwiches, cakes and eton mess (as well as fresh scones!). Or you can enjoy the traditional menu with finger sandwiches and a steaming pot of breakfast tea.
New Huddersfield town centre venue TBC
We’re currently waiting for the new and improved Creams tearoom to open in Huddersfield town centre — but we couldn’t leave it off our list! Creams styled itself on the nostalgia of traditional British tea rooms, and if its temping window of macarons and cakes doesn’t draw you in, its sumptuous afternoon tea might! The tea room offers a British version, with the usual sandwiches, scones anc cakes, for £12.95 per person. For the same price you can also try its Eastern Afternoon Tea, with a ‘naanwich’, warm samosas and onion bhajis, served with scones, cakes and of course, a pot of tea.
The Old Forge
Villa Farm, Bradford Road, Huddersfield
The new cafe at Villa Farm Shop in Bradford Road, Huddersfield, serves afternoon tea daily from Monday-Saturday, 1pm-3pm — but you need to book in advance by calling 01484 421782. Finger sandwiches, homemade scones and mini-cakes and pastries are on the menu, with a pot of loose lead tea, a flavoured tea infusion or a pot of coffee and cream. The regular menu costs £15.50 per person — or you can add prosecco for £19.95 per person.
Market Street, Milnsbridge
The Milnsbridge restaurant offers afternoon tea with delicate sandwiches including honey roast ham, rare roast beef, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and chicken, as well as savouries such as mini sausage and mash, quiches, scones and cream and a variety of cakes. A gluten free afternoon tea is also available.
The Oil Can Cafe
Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth
The Hepworth cafe was recommended by Examiner reader Julie Pilling. She said: "I took my parents for their golden wedding anniversary. It was £19.95 for afternoon tea for 2, itt was awesome. Value for money in quirky surroundings that my parents loved. as they played fab music too. I have been before for afternoon tea with my husband and the quality was the same then."
The Spiced Pear
Sheffield Road, New Mill, Holmfirth
Further afield in Holmfirth, the Spiced Pear’s Fourteas 1940s tearoom in Sheffield Road, New Mill, offers afternoon tea in a vintage setting. The menu, which costs £16.95 per person, includes salmon, egg mayonnaise and Yorkshire cured ham sandwiches, scones, tea pastries and cake and pot of tea, is served Monday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. Or you can treat your fella to the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, which includes bread and dripping, Yorkshire pudding and roast beef, pork pikes and scotch eggs. Champion!
Hinchchliffe’s Farm Shop
Netherton Moor Road, Huddersfield
The Netherton farm shop serves afternoon tea in its restaurant daily fom 3pm-5pm. Tea for two costs £20 and includes hand baked scones, cakes, a choice of three open sandwiches (including duck egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon) and a pot of treea — you can also add a mini bottle of prosecco for £6, if you want to add some sparkle to the occasion!
Wyevale Garden Centres
Birchencliffe and Shelley
Next time you're picking up bedding plants from the Birchencliffe or Pennine centres, you can also treat yourself to afternoon tea! Wyevale is offering afternoon tea for two for £16, with finger sandwiches, scones and patisserie with strawberries. The seasonal offer is available now.
Ruddi's Vintage Treat Rooms
Manchester Road, Linthwaite
Ruddi's, the Vintage Treat Rooms, is offering afternoon tea for two for £15 until August 31st 2016, with quiche, scones, cakes and cupcakes on the menu. The offer is available Monday-Friday and must be pre-booked — call 01484 766886 or contact Ruddi's on Facebook. To claim the offer, quote the code 2415offer.
The Forever Green Tearoom
Meltham Road, Netherton
The Forever Green Tearoom hosts pre-booked afternoon tea parties, serving sandwiches, cakes and pots of loose leaf tea using vintage crockery. The Tearoom was recently nominated for an Examiner People's Choice Award too.
So Vintage Tea Rooms and Vintage Dress Shop
North Road, Kirkburton
If you want to combine a bit of retail therapy with your afternoon tea, you're in luck — So Vintage Tea Rooms in Kirkburton has a vintage dress shop for you to browse! The tearoom, recommended by Examiner reader Suzanne Doyle, is open Wednesday-Saturday 10.30am-3.30pm, and serves afternoon tea for one for £7.95, and afternoon tea for two for £14.95 - call 01484 950190 to book.
Where do you go for afternoon tea in Huddersfield? We want you to help expand our list — email your suggestions (and pictures!) to firstname.lastname@example.org