Friday, 17 July 2009

Happy birthday Bettys!

Hip hip hurray! The traditional Yorkshire company Betty's is 90 today! (17 July)

On this day in 1919 a young Swiss confectioner called Frederick Belmont opened his first tea room on Cambridge Crescent in Harrogate. There are now six Bettys Café Tea Rooms to explore: the spa town of Harrogate has two branches (one in the town centre and a second at the RHS garden at Harlow Carr) as does York (Little Bettys is just around the corner in Stonegate), and you’ll also find Bettys in the market towns of Northallerton and Ilkley.

To celebrate the anniversary customers to the tea rooms have found themselves stepping back in time this week. They have been served by staff dressed as 1920 waitresses, in period costumes specially created for the occasion.

The Dormouse Team are huge Betty's fans and would like to wish them many happy returns.

You can drool over the menu at www.bettys.co.uk