If Bettys is your favourite haunt, hop on your broomstick and fly to us quick because we have some frightfully delicious Halloween treats to tempt you.
Our chocolates are presented in luxurious keepsake boxes with decorative patterns by York artist Emily Sutton. The only thing more perfect than what's on the outside, is what's on the inside.
Our love of chutneys and preserves stems from our obsession with ingredients and flavour. We delight in the opportunity to share tastebud-tingling combinations of fruit, spice and vegetable, and we’re proud to be able to champion traditional British produce such as damson, pear and Victoria plum.
Our Marzipan & Sponge Apples are real favourite at this time of year. We think it’s the fact that they’re so strikingly realistic. Surely most would agree that they’re one of your five a day?
In Greek mythology Athena, the goddess of wisdom, was traditionally accompanied by an owl. This is one of several reasons why owls are considered clever sorts. Our Owl Cupcake Brownie pays a chocolatey tribute to this wise old bird.
If you think it’s still a little early to be concerning ourselves with Christmas puddings, the news is that we started making them weeks ago, at the height of summer. Back in July, as we do every year, we dug out the recipe for our Classic Christmas Pudding. It’s based on an old Bettys family one belonging to Lesley Wild’s mother, although these days, as with all of our Christmas puddings, we use vegetarian-friendly suet.
Ilkley Literature Festival is celebrating 30 years of looking for Wally by hiding the lovable, and elusive, children's character in shop windows across the town. It's free to take part, simply collect your instructions, map and an entry form at the Grove Bookshop.
There’s no denying it: autumn is peeking around the corner, heralding a more crisp and colourful world. With senses sharpened, it’s time to relish rich flavours and tantalising aromas, or to indulge yourself with treats only found at this time of year. So dig out your favourite jumper and prepare to dive into our leaf-pile of magical treats.
We are delighted to welcome York-born author Kate Atkinson to Bettys for her only event of the year. Fond mentions of the city, and Bettys, have appeared in many of her bestselling novels, from her award-winning debut Behind the Scenes at the Museum to the most recent A God in Ruins.
As part of Ilkley Literature Festival, Bettys Ilkley is proud to be hosting a reading and two course supper with author and cleric David Wilbourne, who'll be discussing his charming new book Shepherd of Another Flock.