In 1919 an orphaned Swiss called Frederick Belmont fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening a café of his own. Now, 100 years on, that little café is celebrating its centenary. We don’t know why he named it Bettys, but we do know that he would be very proud to see what his dream had become.
Join us this year as we mark this milestone with one-off Centenary events being held in the Belmont Room in York and the Imperial Room in Harrogate, limited edition teas and treats, and a special reimagining of our famous afternoon tea.
To explore Frederick’s story and to see how his family continue to honour his legacy in the way they steward Bettys today, don’t forget to visit our website www.bettys.co.uk.
Here at Bettys Cookery School, we are celebrating with two new and very special courses. The delicious Learn to Make Bettys Fancies practical course – your chance to find out how we make some of Bettys exquisite traditional fancies and learn the skilful art of ‘hand dipping’. Or for a truly one-off celebratory event and the chance to meet the Cookery School’s founder Lesley Wild, join us on Cooking and Conversation with Lesley Wild as she demonstrates some of her favourite recipes and explores how Bettys Swiss heritage influences our food culture.
Welcome to our big birthday!