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7 Places to get Afternoon Tea in Whitby

Afternoon tea is a popular way to relax and enjoy time with loved ones. We thought it would be fun to share with you 7 great places to treat yourself to afternoon tea in Whitby.

Afternoon tea is a lovely way to spend a few hours enjoying each other’s company and, in some cases, pretty views of Whitby. There’s no finer way to refuel after a day of exploration and exertion. Here are 10 places to get afternoon tea in Whitby.

1. The Willow Branch

The Willow Branch, Afternoon Tea in Whitby

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The Willow Branch is the first place we thought of when we started this article. It’s a hidden gem with fabulous reviews for its afternoon tea. As well as afternoon tea, they offer hot and cold food/drinks all day, freshly baked cakes and scones, loose leaf teas and tasty sandwiches. Afternoon tea here is served from 12 to 3.30 pm with very reasonable prices. The service is friendly and accommodating, and you get a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea. Don’t worry if you can’t finish it. They will box it up for you to take away if needed.

2. Botham’s on Skinner Street

Botham's Afternoon Tea

You can’t possibly visit Whitby without popping into Botham’s for a tasty treat, famous lemon bun or afternoon tea! The shop located on Skinner Street has a gorgeous traditional tea room to step back in time and treat yourself. This excellent tea room has served delicious food to Whitby since 1865. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and the food is fresh, tasty, and incredibly priced for such high-quality food.

They have afternoon tea boxes and other hampers available. So you can enjoy a taste of Botham’s from the comfort of your own home. 

3. The Edge

The Edge restaurants offers afternoon tea in Whitby

Located on Whitby’s Bridge Street, The Edge serves food all day. You can order one of their delicious and reasonably priced afternoon tea options in the afternoon. They also offer generously filled sandwiches and homemade cakes and hearty mains. They sometimes have competitions on their Facebook page where you can win afternoon tea for two, so keep an eye out for those. There’s only one thing better than tea and cake…free tea and cake!

4. Hetty and Betty

W Hamond Tea Room in Whitby

At Hetty and Betty, you can try one of their famous Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Teas! Yep, you heard that right. This is Whitby, after all! Hetty and Betty is Whitby’s oldest fish and chips serving cafe, boasting friendly staff and a comforting atmosphere. They are family-friendly and dog friendly, offering incredible afternoon teas using locally sourced ingredients. They also provide collection and delivery so you can have your afternoon tea delivered whilst staying in Whitby.

5. W Hamond Tea Room

W Hamond Tea Room in Whitby

Sometimes all you want is to sit down and enjoy tea and cake. W.Hamond Tea Room is located on the first floor of the local Jet Jewellery Store; it’s a fantastic place to people-watch Church Street from the windows. This unique tea room offers afternoon tea and an extensive menu featuring tasteful and freshly made soups, sandwiches, sponge cakes and cream teas.

6. Marie Antoinette’s

Marie Antoinette's Cafe in Whitby

Marie Antoinette’s is located on Church Street. It’s a cosy cafe serving a wide range of cakes and is just the perfect spot for afternoon tea. Marie Antoinette’s can get quickly busy but rest assured you can still find some seating upstairs, or if you’re lucky, you can get one of their outside seats on Church Street and enjoy the sunshine.

7. Sherlocks Whitby

Sherlocks Afternoon Tea in Whitby

Sherlocks is a quirky little cafe in Whitby packed with character and housed in a stunning historical building. They are well known in Whitby for their friendly service, fantastic coffee, and a vast array of cakes and scones. We promise they are all worth a try! The afternoon tea here receives excellent reviews. They are dog friendly, and treats are available for your four-legged friend.

Hopefully we have tempted you to try one of our suggestions! Let us know your favourite place for afternoon tea in Whitby in the comments.

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