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.
Sam Gibson's official title is Ethical Projects Officer, but she often refers to herself as 'The Tree Lady'. That's because she manages our Trees for Life projects, keeping alive a commitment to tree planting that goes back to 1990, when Bettys set out to plant 3 million trees around the world. Here, she explores the impact of one of our most recent projects, Seedlings at Schools, as it draws to a close.
From tea top-ups to the best seat in the house: we asked the real Bettys experts – the people who have been coming to our Café Tea Rooms for years – to share their insider knowledge and tips.
These wickedly naughty little loaf cakes are truly made in Yorkshire. They combine the expert baking knowledge of Lisa Bennison, one of our most experienced Cookery School tutors and a Yorkshire lass through and through, with the irresistible flavours of Harrogate’s very own Slingsby Gin. What’s the saying? One for the cake, one for me…