Camera. Nikon D300
Lens. Tamron 17.0-50.0mm f/2.8
Focal length. 32.0mm.
I love this place and every time I visit Harrogate I head straight here for a coffee and cannot resist the cakes.
The story of Bettys began in Harrogate in 1919, and they have been welcoming locals and visitors to the tea rooms ever since.
Before you enter it’s worth pausing under the wrought iron canopy to feast your eyes on the mouth-watering window displays that vary with the season. Once inside the shop you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 300 breads, cakes and chocolates, as well as 50 different teas and coffees.
In the Café the tables by the windows overlooking the Stray and colourful Montpellier gardens are always the most popular, however, in the downstairs Spindler Gallery you can enjoy views of Yorkshire of a more unusual kind. Here you’ll find a collection of exquisite Marquetry scenes of Yorkshire from the studio of Charles Spindler in Alsace, which was established in the late 1890s at the height of the Art Nouveau period. Bettys founder, Frederick Belmont, discovered Spindler’s work in the early 1930s and commissioned the studio to make Yorkshire scenes to hang in his tea rooms.