Afternoon Tea

Classic, luxurious and indulgent is everything you expect a quintessential, English afternoon tea to be.

Dainty little finger sandwiches embodying traditional fillings, freshly baked scones lathered with homemade strawberry jam and gooey clotted cream. Cakes in all their glory – delicious and oozing with pleasurable flavours, all served on the finest of bone china and accompanied by a fragrant cup tea.

At The Black Swan, we thrive on tradition, but we also know that no experience in a luxury boutique hotel is complete without the makings of something truly special.

Therefore, we have taken one of Britain’s most delectable culinary traditions and injected a generous helping of our famous Yorkshire welcome to bring you a pure indulgence that delivers the ultimate satisfaction.

Sit back in one of our cosy armchairs and relax, whilst we serve you a little slice of heaven. And why not treat yourself to a few bubbles and have a glass of fizz? Exactly, why not – you deserve it.

 Below is a sample Afternoon Tea menu. Afternoon Tea is available throughout the day until 5.30pm and is served in the Tearoom, the lounge and the Cygnet Bar.

Black Swan Afternoon Tea – £19.95 per person

A selection of sandwiches, to include:

Egg Mayonnaise & Cress in a white roll; Ham, Cream Cheese & Chive on white bread; Avocado, Brie and Sun blush Tomato on white bread; Smoked Salmon & Cucumber on brown bread

White and Dark Chocolate Layer Cake, Rose and Strawberry Macaroon, Passion Fruit and Lemon Posset with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Raspberries, and Mini Banoffee Tart

Fruit Scones served with butter, strawberry conserve and clotted cream

Your choice from our wide selection of teas and coffees

Black Swan Moments

We had such a lovely time at The Black Swan, thank you so much. I nearly cried with joy at the Afternoon Tea. Helmsley is so nice, we had a lovely time wandering around, and a fantastic visit to Rievaulx Terrace nearby.