Great cafes & tea rooms in the Yorkshire Dales, recommended by locals
Tea room at Bolton Castle
The kitchen at Bolton Castle is warm and welcoming, with great cakes, and castle-themes toys for children to play with while you relax
Staff at The Scone Bar, a small cafe in Richmond, (just below the refurbished Green Howards Museum) wear Edwardian dress!
Falls Cafe & Bistro is cosy and also has a mini gallery of local artists displayed on the walls, and gifts in their tiny gift shop
The Cart House Tearoom, Hardraw: homemade produce, scones and soup - an ideal stop after a visit to Hardraw Scar waterfall
Three Hares Café in Sedbergh has a strong local reputation for its great fresh bread, cakes and snacks
Humble Pie Fawcett & Guy in Askrigg is highly recommended. Moreish cheese scones, huge meringues! and a lovely choice of meals to eat in & take away. Local jams & produce to buy, too
Folly Coffee House, Settle
Settle's Folly Coffee House in the town's historic 17th century house and Museum has a sumptuous array of freshly made cakes every day. Have a scone and a scallywag after your meal, and try a low sugar cordial from their refreshing drinks range
Kearton Tea Rooms in Thwaite is a wonderful oasis in upper Swaledale with stunning views over Kisdon
Bernies Café Barin Ingleton is very popular - serving amazing scones with cream, great bacon sandwiches, plus real homemade soups. A good stop for walkers and cavers on the Ingleton Trail.
Treat yourself to a smart afternoon tea in the sumptuous setting of one of the Swinton Park lounges
Afternoon tea at Swinton Park
Enjoy the scenic walk from Clapham to Austwick, finishing with afternoon tea at the Austwick Traddock.
Climb England's newest mountain, Calf Top, before descending and enjoying home made cake and a pot of tea at The Churchmouse at Barbon
Firebox Cafe, Hawes at the Dales Countryside Museum
West Winds Tea Room feels timeless in the lovely Buckden setting with a cottage garden filled with herbs
After you've climbed the hill to see the remarkable Coldstone Cut sculpture and incredible views, reward yourself with a treat from Toft Gate Barn Cafe- they have a delicious range of cakes
The Bivouac at Ilton near Masham is a quirky cafe where you can enjoy a warming hot chocolate, play some old fashioned board games or just catch up with friends and family. They also run special events, trails and craft activities
The Old School Room in Hebden serves delicious cakes in a beautiful setting and you might meet their pygmy goats and rare breed hens
Clapham Bunk cafe bar is a great place for wet days, dogs, kids, muddy gear welcome and fabulous food. A warm welcome, great food and a great selection of real ales. Quaint and quirky!
You can walk for miles on the Bolton Abbey Estate, and then reward yourself with ice cream or snacks in the riverside Cavendish Pavillion
The Cavendish Pavillion, Bolton Abbey
Tea Room at Washburn Heritage Centre
Driving through Newby between Clapham and Ingleton? Make a refreshment stop at Goat Gap Cafe- where a large steel goat sculpture by the A65 greets you! Local coffee served daily along with delicious food: simple classics like French onion soup to fulsome meals like spiced shoulder of lamb
In the formerRichmond Stationyou'll find a small cinema, restaurant and several other food businesses including a bakery, ice cream, confectioner, cheese and micro brewery
High Parks Tea Room near Masham is an ideal place to take children - they even have a mini street scene for them to play in!