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The Beck Tea Room

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3 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771471
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York, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and the soup and sandwich were good value and very tasty. We then treated ourselves to a large piece of lemon meringue pie and this did not disappoint either. The prices were very reasonable and the service great. Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Ann H
Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for coffee and cake as a treat, as our usual jaunt was full, and immediately regretted it. The 'tea room' is more like someone's musty front room. We ordered two cappuccinos, a slice of cake for me and quiche for my partner. The coffee came out and was in tiny cups (they cost almost £3 each) and... More 

Thank Sarah B
Yarm, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea for 5 people at very short notice! Staff could not have been more accommodating, friendly and efficient. Lovely surroundings and fantastically fresh homemade food. One of the best afternoon tea's we have had. We will definitely be returning. Thanks again for being so kind and helpful ... you saved the day and gave a special family... More 

Thank Beckaainsley
Ann H, Owner at The Beck Tea Room, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind remarks hope to see you soon More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We popped in here towards the end of the day for a cup of tea and cake. This is a traditional tearoom, it is quaint and offers a good range of choices on the menu. Though there was plenty of choice in terms of cakes sadly they did not look appetising (we thought that some looked quite dry and not... More 

2 Thank Latin1954
Ann H, Owner at The Beck Tea Room, responded to this review

In response to your recent review, we are a traditional tearoom serving only homemade hand produced cakes and pies, a the end of on a very busy day the cake table can look a bit sad, but our cakes are not sad dry or unappetising as in your comments, I find it hard to believe that anyone could comment on... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Have eaten here a few times now, particularly for the breakfast/Beck brunch. It's not the smartest tea room in Helmsley but the quality of the ingredients is outstanding. Would go as far as to say one of the the best I have ever had - and beautifully presented. Delicious.

Thank redcar1
Ann H, Owner at The Beck Tea Room, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind remarks regarding the breakfast, sorry you didnt think we were smart. More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Staff here were discreet and the service was excellent. We only had a mid morning elevenses but the food we were served was as nice as anywhere else we have been. Thank you to all the staff we dealt with.

Thank Rob D
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting Helmsley we was wanting somewhere to go for lunch. Such a lovely tearoom. Very friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. Just had a toasted sandwich each, but so tasty. The gift shop is such a lovely addition.

Thank J500
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Many a larger, fancier lunch restaurant or tea room would do well to come by The Beck and take a few pointers. The setting, just around the corner from the charming town square in Helmsley, is a few wee rooms put together and a tiny gift shop upstairs. The staff is extremely friendly, and helpful with ordering. We had the... More 

1 Thank BoysieW
Leeds, England
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Called in as we fancied a Sunday lunch rather than a snack and were not disappointed. We chose home made steak pies with vegetables and one with chips and one with new potatoes. Service was friendly and efficient, the meals arrived very speedily and were piping hot. A jug of extra gravy was provided so we could have more as... More 

Thank ydnpa
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a lovely tea room with a good atmosphere, friendly service and excellent food. On our first visit I had mushroom soup which had plenty of mushroom slices in it with chunks of delicious bread alongside. I think it was the best mushroom soup I have ever tasted. My wife had ham sandwiches and a portion of chips. She... More 

Thank Rex C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?