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 of 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 from 12 noon – 5pm and is served in the Tearoom, the lounge and the Cygnet Bar. Advance booking is recommended.
Black Swan Afternoon Tea – £21.95 per person
A selection of finger sandwiches, to include:
Cucumber with Cream Cheese & Chive, Free-range Hen’s Egg with Mustard Cress, Prawn & Marie Rose, and a Sausage Roll
Two Homemade Scones served with Clotted Cream and your choice of Preserve: Apricot, Lemon Curd, Raspberry or Strawberry
Selection of Cakes and Patisseries
Your choice from our wide selection of Teas and Coffees
Why not add a glass of Champagne to your Afternoon Tea for just £10.50?
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.