Time for Tea Anyone?

From Afternoon Cream Teas to Luscious Light Lunches in and around Darlington, we’ve got everything to give your taste buds a treat.

Robineau, Darlington.

Open the doors to Robineau to the heavenly array of French patisserie, artisan breads, wholesome supper dishes and handmade chocolate gifts.

Robineau Patisserie is an amazing cafe serving breakfast, lunch and divine afternoon teas with an array of sweet and savoury treats to take home, all with a personalised service.

Years of training and accumulation of knowledge handed down in the great kitchens in both France and England have shaped Robineau’s ethos, cooking from scratch using only good quality ingredients, go on, treat yourself, your worth it!

Phone01325 489129

Address27 W Auckland Rd, Darlington DL3 9EL



Mrs Palmer’s Pantry, Darlington

Mrs Palmers Pantry is set in the heart of the town centre and specialises in traditional home baking, believing in nothing but quality for customers.

Mrs Palmers Pantry has been in business since 2014 and at its current location since 2019.

The location is famously known in history as Darlington’s first groceries/bakers situated on the corner of Bakehouse Hill.

It is a small family business run by a mother and son team,

Laurie, Mrs Palmer’s granddaughter is the Pastry chef and the passion behind the business, and great grandson Macauley runs the front of the house and is a dab hand at barista coffee!

A delightful tearoom to stop for a while and relax whilst out doing some lovely shopping!

Phone07549 329120

Address3/5 Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA



Bettys Café Tea Rooms, Northallerton

If you’re over Northallerton way how’s about a memorable trip to Yorkshires famous tearooms.

Elegant Georgian architecture, majestic skylights and a secret sun-trap terrace give Bettys Café Tea Rooms, set in Northallerton of North Yorkshire a unique character.

Bettys change the menus with the seasons, making the most of the freshest produce and wherever possible that produce is sourced from farmers right on the doorstep of Yorkshire.

Their shops are full to the brim with freshly made cakes, biscuits, fancies and other tempting Bettys specialities, so pop in for a gift, souvenir or treat to enjoy when you get home.

The entrance to Bettys Northallerton is at street level and is accessible to wheelchair users, there is an accessible toilet with emergency pull cord and the following measures to facilitate customers with disabilities are in place;

Chairs for customers who are unable to queue, or who have difficulties queuing and a portable induction hearing loop for use in the shop can be provided.

Phone0800 456 1919

Address189A High St, Northallerton DL7 8LF



Blagraves House, Barnard Castle

Blagraves café, restaurant and gift shop is showcased to the very best in this magnificent historic building.

The house has a rich history, having been given by Richard III to the widow of the King’s servant, Miles Forest. During the 17th century the house was an inn; the accession of James II was celebrated at the inn by local magistrates and there is a tradition that Oliver Cromwell was entertained there in 1648.

Blagraves boosts beautiful quirky decor. Interesting and varied menu of seasonal, local artisan dishes, so enjoy small plates and delicious home bakes and there’s also a lovely sunny courtyard to relax in.

The Brunch menu is available 10.00 – 15.00 every day.

Phone01833 637668

Address30-32 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PN


The Little Drummer Boy Tearoom, Richmond.

The Legend of The Little Drummer Boy Legend has it that at the end of the eighteenth century, a tunnel was discovered at Richmond Castle that was believed to lead to Easby, where there is a ruined abbey. It is said that the entrance to this tunnel was uncovered by soldiers but the passageway beyond was so narrow and full of rubble that they couldn’t fit through it.

So, a little drummer boy was lowered in and the boy was told to walk along the tunnel, banging his drum, whilst above ground the soldiers would follow his drumming and learn where the tunnel led. All was well at first. The soldiers walked along, listening carefully, and were led out of the castle, across the marketplace and down towards the river. It is told that they managed to follow the drumbeats all the way to Easby woods but all of a sudden, the drumming stopped, still some distance from Easby and the abbey.

The drumming never resumed and the Drummer Boy was never seen again. The answer to what happened that day has never been discovered. A marker of the tunnel above ground is the Drummer Boy’s Stone, on the path to Easby, pinpointing the spot where it’s said that the drumbeats of this poor unfortunate lad were last heard. There are some locals who will tell you in a hushed voice that there are nights when the moon hides behind the clouds that those walking the path to Easby can hear those drumbeats to this day ….

Something to talk about whilst you tuck into many of the tastiest treats and meals off the menu!

Phone:01748 850706

Address:14 Finkle Street, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4Q.

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