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#FancyThat: bunnies, mice and perky pigs

3 March 2017

Do any of these take your fancy? They're some of the seasonal treats available on the fancy counter in our six Café Tea Rooms shops. Pocket-sized portions of pure deliciousness to add a little ray of sunshine to your day, whatever the weather.

How many delicious treats can we fit into one gift box?

3 March 2017


When planning for this coming Mother’s Day with the clever Bettys elves who hand-pick items for our gift boxes and hampers, we set them a challenge: ‘Just how many delicious treats do you think you can fit into a Mother’s Day Gift Box?’

Become a gin genius at Bettys

2 March 2017

It’s clear, colourless and all too easily paired off with tonic. But for such an unassuming spirit, gin has a surprisingly murky history.

Drawing on mum wisdom to bake the perfect cake

28 February 2017

We’re not going to argue – we know that the best sponge cakes in the world are those made by your mum. (That’s everyone’s mums, of course; somehow they all occupy the top spot.) But we’d like to think that our Mother’s Day Cake is a close runner-up in the sponge stakes.

The history of the Fat Rascal

20 February 2017

In 2013 we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Bettys Fat Rascal, our unique version of a traditional Yorkshire treat, which is much more than just a scrumptious fruity scone. Over the years they’ve become a very much-loved Bettys character, but where do they come from?

​Easter at Bettys: For all the good eggs

14 February 2017

It’s all about the good eggs here at Bettys this Easter. But it’s about much more than Easter eggs. Puzzled? Let us explain…

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Half-term happiness with Bettys

11 February 2017


Bring the family to Bettys this half-term to create happy memories that you will stay with you for years to come.

Top tips for cooking with rhubarb

10 February 2017

As Yorkshire-folk we feel a special affection for rhubarb so we always look forward to the seasonal arrival of Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb. Visit our Café Tea Rooms to try treats which celebrate this winter speciality, such as Rhubarb Frangipane, but should you wish to try cooking it at home, we have some expert advice, courtesy of our Bettys Cookery School Tutors.

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