I love an afternoon tea – any meal that has cake and scones as key components is a hit in my book! And afternoon tea just got even better – a pub in Barnsley, Yorkshire has combined a traditional afternoon tea with Yorkshire Puddings to make the ultimate Yorkshire Afternoon Tea!
How fab is that?!
It launches on Monday 13th August and, as a Yorkshire lass born and bred, I was keen to try it out…!
Yorkshire Afternoon Tea
The Yorkshire Afternoon Tea has all the usual elements of an afternoon tea – sandwiches, scones, cakes, etc – but they are served in Yorkshire Puddings.
Having read the description before attending, I had thought that only the dessert was going to be served in a Yorkshire. So I was a little nervous surprised when the three tier stand arrived and there were no less than eight Yorkshire Puddings sitting on there!
But basically, instead of using bread, the sandwich filling is placed in a Yorkshire Pudding; instead of using pastry, the pie filling is placed in a Yorkshire Pudding. It shouldn’t work… but it really, really did!
Yorkshire Afternoon Tea certainly isn’t the traditional, dainty nibbles we normally associate with afternoon tea. No, this one is big on flavour and big on portion size – hearty Yorkshire grub! (We actually had to bring some home in a box because we couldn’t finish it!).
Value for money: Tick! (a priority for any Yorkshireman! Haha).
I, like you, had never had a Yorkshire Pudding sandwich before but it was really delicious!
And my favourite has to be the apple pie in a Yorkshire – think mountains of cream, crunchy apples, toffee sauce – sweet but not overly so. And the Yorkshire itself – crispy on the edges and squidgy at the base. Mmmm!
But then, being part of the carvery-specialists, Farmhouse Inns, this place knows a thing or two about making the perfect Yorkshire Pud!
I suppose my one criticism is that the tea wasn’t Yorkshire Tea, which I think would have been a nice touch. It was also a little strange that the Yorkshire Puddings were cold as you traditionally eat them warm, but then afternoon tea is supposed to be a cold meal and the combination of warm Yorkshires and melting cream could have been very messy!
Yorkshire Afternoon Tea is launching at Dearne Valley Farm, Barnsley, on Monday 13th August, to coincide with National Afternoon Tea Week (yes I was quite excited by that idea too!).
It is for two people and costs £14.99, or you can add a glass of prosecco each making it £19.99 (like I said – GREAT value for money!).
Here is a list of the food you get:
- Beef, roast potato, lettuce, tomato and horseradish sauce
- Egg mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato
- Apple pie with custard, cream, and toffee sauce
- Scone with jam and cream
- Victoria sponge with jam, cream and strawberries
- Pot of tea each
- Glass of prosecco each (for an additional £5)
If you’re interested in trying the Yorkshire Afternoon Tea out for yourself, it is available from 13th August onwards, between 2 and 5pm. You do need to pre-book, though, so go to the Yorkshire Afternoon Tea section on the Dearne Valley Farm website and reserve yourself a little slice of Yorkshire!
Are you a Yorkshire Pudding fan? What’s your favourite thing about afternoon tea? Have you ever had an unusual / creative afternoon tea? Does the Yorkshire Afternoon Tea appeal to you? Let me know in the comments section below.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Greene King and I was invited to try the Yorkshire Afternoon Tea at Dearne Valley Farm for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, please check out my disclosure policy.
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