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Countess of York

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 afternoon tea menu features 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.

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.

Gift vouchers

Looking to treat a loved one? Gift vouchers are valid for one year and are available to buy online. You can buy a voucher for afternoon tea for two or buy a voucher for champagne afternoon tea for two.

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

Free parking

Part of the Science Museum Group