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Recipe: Yorkshire trout with chargrilled asparagus

9 May 2017

Our Cookery School chefs created this tasty and healthy dish to celebrate one of our favourite flavours: asparagus. It's in-season now so pick up a bunch and try your hand at a simple-to-make spring supper. You can also visit our Café Tea Rooms where we've created a host of asparagus dishes - check the specials board.

Learning the secrets of asparagus

8 May 2017

A few miles from Richard and Ronda Morritt’s farm, I see a reassuring signpost. ‘Fresh asparagus for sale’ it reads. I’m relieved. Despite the claims of my sat-nav, I had begun to doubt whether I was in the right place. As picturesque as this corner of North Yorkshire is, there’s a reason why it’s called Sand Hutton. Surely such dry soil wouldn’t yield such a luxurious, succulent crop as asparagus?

Restoring natural habitats & reducing flood risk with Trees for Life

3 May 2017

Peter Welsh, Sam Gibson and Martin Davies plant trees in upper Wharfedale

Bettys is helping to plant 20,000 trees with the National Trust in the Yorkshire Dales as part of a project to restore a more natural habitat to the area and play a part in flood mitigation.

The Secrets of our Café Tea Rooms

26 April 2017

It’s nearly 100 years since the first Bettys opened, and there are things that even the biggest Bettys fan might not know about us. Here are some tales from the archive and recommendations for your next Bettys visit.

Limited Edition Tour de Yorkshire biscuits – available in Bettys shops

25 April 2017

This weekend the world’s best cyclists will be racing around the hills, dales and moors of our beautiful county on the Tour de Yorkshire, and to celebrate we’ve created a pair of cycling-themed biscuits.

10 things you might not know about Bettys

24 April 2017

After nearly 100 years, Bettys has a great many tales to tell, including the one about the wrong train, the story of the forgotten Tea Rooms, and the time an overheard conversation changed the course of history. Make a cup of tea, slice a piece of cake, and get comfortable as we tell you 10 things you might not know about Bettys.

Honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

21 April 2017

For many years the Queen’s Awards have been acknowledged as the country’s most prestigious business awards – and we’re thrilled that our family business just been honoured with a 2017 Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, recognising our work to build a resilient and sustainable tea and coffee supply chain.

​NEW Trot over to Bettys for a chocolate Saddleback Pig

7 April 2017

If you’re looking for an original alternative to an egg as a gift this Easter, may we suggest this delightful fellow? For someone trotter-deep in mud he looks pretty contented – and so he should be, for he’s made from the same delicious Swiss Grand Cru milk chocolate that we use for our Easter Eggs.