I think you should always make time to stop for tea (or coffee) on a visit to the North York Moors. You’ll find a great selection of tea rooms to try throughout the pretty villages and market towns that make up this stunning part of Yorkshire.
1. The Black Swan in Helmsley
The historic Black Swan at Helmsley dates back five centuries and comprises three distinct houses – all from different historical periods. The traditional tea room offers around 20 varieties of tea and delicious home-made pastries. We highly recommend treating yourself to the Champagne Afternoon Tea!
2. The Joiner’s Shop in Ingleby Cross
The Joiner’s Shop has an idyllic setting in the lovely village of Ingleby Cross which is in between Stokesley and Osmotherley. You’ll find a great selection of speciality teas and coffees (including their own Rounton Coffee) and a range of options for breakfast, lunch and brunch. Great for a casual meeting with friends.
3. Graze on the green in Rosedale
Graze on the Green is located in the beautiful village of Rosedale Abbey which is right in the middle of the North York Moors. During the colder months you can huddle by the roaring fire. In the summer you can take a seat in the beautiful garden and make the most of the stunning views.
4. The Forge Tea Room in Hutton-le-Hole
The Forge Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour in Hutton-le-Hole is a great place to stop for refreshments while visiting this very pretty village. There are great views over the lovely village green (where you may see some sheep grazing) and you can get a discount if you have also visited the Ryedale Folk Museum.
Looking up the stream in Hutton-le-Hole village
5. The Cocoa Tree in Helmsley
The Cocoa Tree is a lovely little dog-friendly tea room in Helmsley that has lots of vintage touches. Very friendly staff, delicious home-made scones and cakes, a good choice of sandwiches and very nice ice cream too!
6. Yorkshire Penny Bank in Kirkbymoorside
You’ll find a range of speciality teas and coffees at this cafe on the market square in Kirkbymoorside. There’s lots of locally-sourced food and hearty Yorkshire portions on the menu too – including the Croque de Yorkshire which uses Harrogate Blue Cheese and home-roasted bacon.
7. Tea, Toast and Post in Robin Hood's Bay
This dog-friendly cafe is located in Robin Hood's Bay on the North York Moors Coastline. Tea Toast and Post can be found in the former post office in this quaint fisherman’s village and as you’d expect from the name you’ll find lots of tea and toast options on the menu. It’s also a bit of a hotspot for live music and has a great jukebox too!
8. Falling Foss Tea Garden
The beautiful Falling Foss Tea Garden is just a few miles from Whitby and is well worth a visit if you’re in this neck of the woods. The enchanting gardens are located at the top of the Falling Foss waterfall and you’ll find lots of walks to try before stopping for refreshments at this lovely tea garden.
9. Middleton Tea Parlour near Pickering
This lovely tea room is located in the village of Middleton near Pickering and is a great choice for a traditional afternoon tea. It’s served on vintage china and there are gluten-free options available. Lots of fresh sandwiches and cakes to choose from!
10. Old School Coffee Shop, Grosmont
Look out over the NYMR heritage steam trains from The Old School Coffee Shop near Grosmont Station. The fabulous building has lots of original features with nods to its Victorian schoolroom heritage throughout.
11. Malton Relish in Malton
Malton has become known as Yorkshire’s capital of food in recent years so you’ll find artisan suppliers and a wide de choice of places to eat. Malton Relish sells a range of locally sourced food from their deli counter and there’s an on-site cafe where you can get tea, coffee, cake and a selection of deli dishes.
12. Stonehouse Bakery and Tea Shop in Danby
Now in its 25th year, the Stonehouse Bakery produces a range of craft breads and other bakery items. At the tea shop in Danby you can try their freshly baked croissants, fat rascals and home-made cakes, all washed down with organic Fair Trade coffee and Yorkshire Tea.
Have you got any favourite tea rooms in the North York Moors? Let us know in the comments below.