The Best Afternoon Tea In Scarborough.

My sweet tooth generally rules over a savory one. So it was only a natural progression that from my Sunday Lunch tour would come this – Afternoon Tea in Scarborough. Starting with the one and only The Grainary, Harwood Dale.

The Grainary Tea Rooms

If you missed my introduction post to The Grainary, then definitely give it a read. It really is an amazing place, with plenty to see and do for everyone. Family or not. It’s somewhere we’ve spent many a weekend as a family, more often than not eating their delicious Sunday Lunch.

Though I thought it was time to sample what else their tearooms have to offer, as regardless what my belly tells me when I see pictures of their Sunday lunches – they do offer other food, so of course, it had to be of the sweet variety.

Enter their afternoon tea. But is it the best afternoon tea in Scarborough?

When this landed on our table, I’d expected it to be good, but this was, in all Yorkshire-ness, SPOT ON. Yes, I will confirm that there is a side of chunky chips. I know, not a normal accompaniment for Afternoon Tea, but they had to be added and were, well, amazing.

Included in The Grainary’s Afternoon Tea was:

  • A selection of Sandwiches – of which ours were ham and cheese.
  • A small Salad Garnish.
  • A handful of Tyrrells Veg Crisps.
  • One homemade scone.
  • A pot of cream and strawberries.
  • One Butterfly Cake.
  • One slice of homemade Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Afternoon Tea in Scarborough 


As well as having a view to die for, conservatory dining is definitely the way forward, especially with these rolling hills and fields, it really was a lovely afternoon tea. Though we may have been slightly greedy on the addition of chips, resulting in having to ‘doggy-bag’ some to take home to our respective families!

I really believe pictures speak a thousand words, so let them do the talking. Which I’m sure you’ll agree definitely say this was nothing short of a very yummy and best afternoon tea in Scarborough.

My only qualms were that we weren’t, however self-explanatory it may seem, talked through our afternoon tea. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before in another review. I’m no Afternoon Tea connoisseur, (though the way it’s going I may add it to my CV!) but as I’m aware, it’s normal practice to do it this and I also think is just good service and practice.
Secondly, I was, only a little, put off that the cream wasn’t clotted or similar.

Overall, as you may have gathered, The Grainary can do no bad in my books. It’s a fantastic place, to Eat, Sleep and Explore. Make sure you check them out!


The Grainary

Keasbeck Hill Farm

Harwood Dale


01723 870026





  1. Louise McDonagh
    19th May 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Despite having lived here almost 2 years now, I've still not made it to the Grainary. It's definitely on my list of places to visit!

    • Caroline
      29th May 2016 / 7:45 am

      Louise, you need to visit! It's fab! Get it to the top! 🙂 x

    • Caroline
      29th May 2016 / 7:45 am

      It really is. And yes, the little quirky touches are great. Really makes it. 🙂 x

  2. 22nd May 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Louise, let me know when you would like to visit, Mark @ The Grainary =)

  3. 22nd May 2016 / 8:45 pm

    As always Caroline, great blog. Thank you so much for reviewing our little place in the dales =)

  4. 25th May 2016 / 9:15 am

    Mmmm this looks grand! I love afternoon tea but don't really like a lot of the 'fancy' sandwich fillings, those well-filled cheese and ham sandwiches look perfet! Cakes all look beautiful too – hopefully I'll bob along to try it over the summer! 😀

    • Caroline
      29th May 2016 / 7:46 am

      Get it sorted Kelly! I'd happily join for another round! 🙂 x

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