This Skipton business is giving new life to a British tradition

Afternoon tea at Alexanders

9:35am 1st March 2018
(Updated 9:39am 1st March 2018)

Alexander's Bar and Kitchen Promoted by
Alexander's Bar and Kitchen

Afternoon tea has been an induglence enjoyed by royalty for decades, but you don't need to wait for an invitation to Buckingham Palace - you can go and have your own as nearby as Skipton!

There are many things we consider quintessentially British: queuing, talking about the weather, and drinking tea. Afternoon tea has been a part of British culture since as early as the 1840s, when it was the reserve of the upper social classes. Usually consisting of a selection of cakes and sandwiches served with tea, it was designed to curb the appetite between lunch and an evening meal. 


Like everything, to remain current and exciting, traditional afternoon tea now has unique and modern twists put on it. Some afternoon tea staples, like cucumber sandwiches and scones, can never be replaced. But upgrading your typical scones to white chocolate and pistachio scones? No wonder the popularity of an afternoon treat is taking off again!

Alexanders in Skipton offers fresh twists on old classics as part of its afternoon tea, perfect for special occasions. Or, if you're looking for somewhere cosy for a morning coffee while you read the paper, the Edwardian Parlour is equally good for that. 

Stray FM's Ben Franklin went to Alexanders to find out more about this unique and elegant bar and all that they offer:

 More Food and Drink Show goodies from Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale here.


Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Salade Au Canard at Bistro Pierre Harrogate

Impressive new menu reviews at local French restaurant

Diners are thrilled with the dishes on offer at this Harrogate favourite.

mojo harrogate - new bar in Harrogate

New bar for Harrogate

It will be on Parliament Street.

Most read
North Yorkshire Police Accident

Woman trapped in A59 crash

The road has been reopened.

Skipton Structural Collapse - Cars fall into Beck

UPDATED: Bridge collapses in Skipton

Cars have fallen into the beck.

Newer article

Gluten Free With A Touch of Class

Food and Drink: Class One Direct supply Bizzie Lizzie's in Skipton with various produce and are set to increase their range for food tolerances.

Older article

A slice of Morocco in a town near you.

Food and Drink: Ilkley, Skipton, Harrogate and Wetherby is home to this three day delight.

Top articles

Shoreham Airshow disaster pilot Andy Hill to be charged with manslaughter

National: A pilot whose aircraft crashed during the Shoreham Airshow and killed 11 people will be charged with manslaughter, according to the CPS. 

Zuckerberg: 'We made mistakes' over data scandal

World: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted his company "made mistakes" over the alleged misuse of users' data.

Joshua vs Parker: Anthony Joshua tells Joseph Parker to expect a punishing fight in Cardiff

Sport: Anthony Joshua says there will "definitely be blood" in his fight with Joseph Parker and hopes for a heavyweight classic like Riddick Bowe's battles with Evander Holyfield.

TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving

Showbiz: TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been charged with drink-driving after his arrest on Sunday, police have confirmed.

Years and Years new single all about coming out

Showbiz: Stray FM's Beth Parsons finds out more with lead singer Olly Alexander.

Want to create more word-of-mouth business?

Business: Stuart Wright Action Coach discusses the importance of building strategic business alliances within the local business community.

2018 Tour de Yorkshire teams revealed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: 20 men’s and women’s teams will be in action.

Political hit for Paper Lace

70s On This Day: It was their only Number One

Fancy being a Community First Responder in Craven?

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is calling for volunteers.

Unique Sixth Form Experience

Education: A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

Impressive new menu reviews at local French restaurant

Food and Drink: Diners are thrilled with the dishes on offer at this Harrogate favourite.

2018 Tour de Yorkshire teams revealed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: 20 men’s and women’s teams will be in action.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire: LIVE BLOG

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow all the action as 2017's Tour de Yorkshire hits the Stray FM area.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Christmas lights switch-ons near you

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Find out where you can see the festive illuminations being turned on and when across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


A review's happening into the future of 1p and 2p coins... what do you think?