Afternoon Tea in Whitby

5 of The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Whitby

The seaside town of Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s most popular coastal destinations. There’s plenty to see and do in the area with a bustling harbour, quirky narrow streets and sandy beaches to explore. Visitors flock from afar to visit the famous abbey which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum where Cook lodged and studied during his apprenticeship. After all this exploration, you will most probably be looking for somewhere to enjoy a well-deserved rest and perhaps, even a sugary treat or two. If you’re in the region for something special, there are 6 Michelin Star Restaurants in Yorkshire.

Afternoon Tea is a great way to break up a day’s walking and sightseeing so we’ve put together a list of some of the places offering Afternoon Tea in Whitby.

Where To Have Afternoon Tea in Whitby…

Rusty Shears

You’ll find this gorgeous vintage tea room on Silver Street, in Whitby’s premier shopping area. They stock over 30 types of tea as well as 180 different gins for you to sample in their quirky tea room or outside in their courtyard garden. They’ve always got a great selection of homemade cakes and Rusty Shears is dog friendly both inside and out. Great for a little pit stop when you’ve brought your furry friend for a day out at the seaside!


4 Silver Street, Whitby YO21 3BU

The Willow Branch

Cake at The Willow Branch in Whitby

The Willow Branch is a licensed coffee lounge and tea shop located at the top of Golden Lion Bank and has recently been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.  Tuck into freshly prepared sandwiches, scones with delicious homemade jam and yummy homemade cakes. We also recommend checking out their daily specials which usually includes a tempting type of cheesecake. 


5 Golden Lion Bank, Whitby YO21 3BS


Sherlocks is a wonderful Sherlock Holmes themed coffee house with decor and furnishings that wouldn’t have looked out of place during the 19th century.  Travel back in time, unwind with friends and family and enjoy some mysteriously good cakes in a coffee house that is bursting with character.


10 Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BA


Mademoiselle’s is located on Skinner Street, just a short walk away from Whitby’s most famous landmarks. Although Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially British tradition, this French-themed bistro with elegantly furnished interiors, serves a wonderful selection of lighter dishes, open sandwiches and cakes.


1 Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AH

Raithwaite Estate

Afternoon tea at raithwaite estate

Enjoy afternoon tea with a view at the Raithwaite Estate. They offer three varieties of afternoon tea and all are served in in their bar, conservatory or on the terrace overlooking their award-winning gardens. Choose the traditional option for cakes, pastries and fresh scones, add some bubbles with their Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea or opt for a more savoury selection with the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea.


Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST

Can you recommend any other places in Whitby for afternoon tea? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add the most popular suggestions to our list!

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