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Indulge your taste buds with one of York's finest luxury afternoon tea experiences, from the comfort of our beautifully restored rail carriage—the Countess of York.

Afternoon tea

Our sophisticated afternoon tea menu is seasonal, featuring freshly cut finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves, and elegant homemade cakes and desserts. We can also provide a menu for children.

Our drinks menu includes a wide selection of loose-leaf teas and a champagne upgrade for that special celebration.

Our Autumn menu starts on Tuesday 24 September. 

We can cater for a wide range of dietary requirements including gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free. Please give us 24 hours’ notice of any dietary requirements. If you have any queries regarding dietary requirements please contact us ahead of your booking.

For group bookings of six or more, please contact us directly. Subject to availability, group bookings of 10 or more will have private dining, with one side of the carriage to themselves. The whole carriage seats up to 28.

Looking to treat a loved one? Gift vouchers are valid for one year and are available to buy in person or by calling us on 01904 686295 (lines open 12.00–18.00).

The carriage is also available to hire exclusively for that extra-special private or corporate event.