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This fabulous new Tearoom and Patisserie, which is managed by tea enthusiast Alison Souter, was opened on the 14th December 2007 by Chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White, who said of the tearoom "It is the jewel in the Yorkshire crown. You may walk into venues which are very modern but The Black Swan is something special"
Known for great hospitality and friendliness - possibly because of the many long-serving and dedicated members of the team. You will find a genuinely warm welcome and experience staff that are prepared to do that little bit extra.
The Tearoom is adjacent to the Black Swan Hotel which is famous not just as a hotel, but also as a landmark, dominating the market square of Helmsley, Yorkshire. A coaching inn since the 1750's, the building dates back to 1456 and a number of transformations over the centuries have given the hotel its unique character.
The Tearoom gives visitors the chance to sample over 25 exotic teas and herbal infusions from around the world, including their own specially blended Black Swan Tea, flowering Osmanthus, white jasmine pearls, silver needle, gunpowder green, Rose congou, Pearl Dew tea to name just a few.
Enjoy your choice of tea with one of the artisan cakes created by the hotel’s Head Chef & Patissier or sample a:
Comprising four dainty sandwiches, a small egg mayo roll, salmon & cucumber on brown, ham & cream cheese on white and avocado & sundried tomato on white.
Two homemade fruit scones served with clotted cream, homemade strawberry conserve and butter.
The pastries include a double dipped cherry parfai; a white chocolate, pistachio & raspberry layer cake
As above and served with a chilled glass of Moutard Grand Cuvee champagne
In addition to our traditional Black Swan Afternoon Tea we also offer you the chance to enjoy our try our Afternoon Tea Dances - contact the Black Swan for further information.
THE TEA CLUB AT THE BLACK SWAN
Alison Souter, Manager of Tearoom, started The Tea Club in March 2010, much to the delight of her many regular customers, and it has proved to be a huge success at The Black Swan. The Tea Club meet regularly and Alison gives talks about tea and holds tea tastings.
The Tea Club offers all tea enthusiasts the opportunity to learn more about tea and to try different teas from around the world. Contact Alison Soutar at The Black Swan Tearoom BOOK NOW on 01439 770466!
FORTHCOMING TEA CLUB EVENTS:
Visit www.blackswan-helmsley.co.uk for further information.
Opening Days and Hours:
Mondays - Sundays: from 10.00am to 5.30pm (Open Bank Holidays)
CLOSED: Christmas Day & Boxing Day
The Black Swan Hotel