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 of tea.

At The Black Swan, we thrive on tradition, as well as originality, 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.