Slice of heaven at Betty’s

Slice of heaven at Betty’s

A couple of weeks ago me and then mystery chap ( we no longer talk about him ) were driving through Yorkshire after a date, when signs for Harrogate kept popping up, for the life of me I couldn’t remember why I wanted to visit, but every time I saw a sign a massive grin crossed my face and I got super excited. So the next morning I jumped out of bed over excitedly to go find out why Harrogate was on my bucket list of places to visit in the UK.

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Armed with my camera and enough cheesy 90s pop music to last the two hour car trip, not to mention a coffee the size of a small child I headed off. I spent the whole ride racking my brains for the smallest of clues to why a place I’d never visited before was now the only place I wanted to be. After my third time singing along very badly to bewitched C’est la vie I pulled into a parking space in the town centre and like a bolt of lightning it hit me, not sure if I dreamt the whole thing up I quickly checked with google and sure enough the reason I was so desperate to visit Harrogate was Betty’s tea shop. Naturally I dashed across town looking for a little piece of heaven and boy did I find it, it was even more beautiful in real life. Like a child in a sweet shop I refused to blink for fear I might miss something, I sat and marvelled over the menu, food is good but naturally I went straight to the cake selection. Where I can only imagine they share the same menu as heaven, of course after two hour car journey I can’t simply order one piece of cake and can you really trust anyone who only eats one slice at a time, I know I can’t!

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I started with the deliciously delicate heart shaped strawberry shortcake, who doesn’t love heart shaped food? Perfect summer cake!

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I don’t think the table next to me were very impressed with my countless selfies and taking a hundred pictures of each cake, but I was excited and they are lucky I didn’t eat there’s! I had the most lovely of ladies looking after me, who made my experience extremely special. Unfortunately there was a couple of members of staff who made me feel uncomfortable and self conscious about being a lone diner. They certainly put me off visiting the Harrogate tea room again, I’m hoping for better luck at Betty’s in York.

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The Grande raspberry macaroon was the cake I was most excited to taste but was actually my least favourite. But boy was it super pretty.

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My favourite was the lemon curd torte which tasted divine and just had enough of a citrus kick to it. Betty’s selection of teas isn’t to be missed either, I enjoyed their special breakfast tea, I even had a peek at the food that was being served around me which looked equally as delicious as the cakes, just not enough to tempt me.

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Betty’s was absolutely everything I had hoped it would be, even with the couple of rude staff. Naturally I spent a small fortune in their bakery so I could relive the experience for the whole week. I highly recommend booking, I was super lucky that I got a table because as I was leaving a pretty long queue had started to form. Although if you find you have to queue don’t worry it’s absolutely worth it.

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Feeling extremely full and more than a little satisfied I set off for a little walk around Harrogate, which is a beautiful little town full of character and charm. I walked through the pretty town stopping to take a ridiculous number of pictures and rub my belly a bit before having a little snooze in the local park. Just recently I have fallen in love with enjoying the UKs green spaces, remember when you were a teenager and would just spend your day lazing around your local park. Well apparently that’s how I plan to spend this summer, which amazingly o be of those happy little things that I love so much.

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Still not ready for home I decided to see a little bit more of Yorkshire so I jumped in my car and just drove until something took my fancy, 20 minutes later I found just the place. Knaresborough is the prettiest of little market towns you have ever seen and really worth a visit. The whole town is a instagrammers dream.

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How beautiful is this view? I curled up on a bench, enjoyed the sun on my face and watched the world go by, I couldn’t imagine anyone being unhappy in such a beautiful place. I’m so grateful that I get to see so many beautiful places and that they truly make me happy, I couldn’t imagine my life being any different nor would I want it to be.

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Extremely tired, happy and with a new desire to spend my summer exploring Yorkshire I headed home for a early night cuddled up with some of my newly purchased sweet treats. Yorkshire you are beautiful!

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  1. August 28, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I had tea and a wonderful conversation with two local ladies at Betty’s.

    • forever1955
      August 30, 2017 / 7:12 am

      Isn’t absolutely lovely ❤️

      • August 30, 2017 / 12:10 pm

        it was actually. it was a nice way to spend part of my afternoon. 🙂

      • August 30, 2017 / 12:25 pm

        BTW, I liked your Christmas Market vid on YouTube.

        • forever1955
          August 30, 2017 / 9:52 pm

          Thank you so much, it’s about time I made a new video I think

          • August 30, 2017 / 10:01 pm

            isn’t there a big cathedral there? that would be an interesting vid. well, interesting to me at least.

          • forever1955
            August 30, 2017 / 10:03 pm

            I’m not sure! I will have to do an exploring video!

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