When Frederick Belmont opened the first Bettys in 1919, he made sure his new premises attained the same high standards of beauty and craftsmanship as the food and drink served there.
We like to think he’d be as proud of the newly redesigned shop at Bettys in Ilkley. In keeping with the Arts & Crafts style of the Café Tea Rooms, our shop features hand crafted oak fixtures by Peter Thompson of York, cast bronze fittings and marble counter tops.
It’s beautifully designed to showcase our artisan breads, fine chocolates, pâtisserie and celebration cakes, all created with care and attention at our award-winning Craft Bakery. And we’ve also introduced a tasting area to allow customers to sample our speciality teas and coffees.
Baked fresh daily the traditional way, our artisan breads offer you a mouth-watering selection of new loaves and old favourites. In the early hours of the morning, seven days a week, our craft bakers set out to create the best loaves in the land. We use as few ingredients as possible, starting with just flour, yeast, salt and water. Many of the techniques we use are decidedly traditional too and we’re proud to keep these time-honoured skills of breadmaking alive.
Bettys handcrafted chocolates are made with Swiss Grand Cru couverture which is acknowledged as one of the finest chocolates in the world. We are delighted to present our new chocolate counter where you can choose your own favourite selection of handcrafted chocolates.
Wedding & Celebration Cakes
A special occasion is not complete without a cake from Bettys. We have been making cakes for nearly 100 years. Book a consultation to find out how we can craft the perfect cake for your celebration. Please speak to our Retail Manager at Bettys in Ilkley or call 01943 608029.
Our new pâtisserie counter showcases our range of continental-inspired creations at their very best. Bettys pâtisserie is handcrafted every day at our Craft Bakery by our team of highly skilled bakers and confectioners. Using the finest ingredients and recipes handed down through generations, even the simplest item is a true labour of love.
Speciality Teas & Coffees
A whole world of flavours awaits you in our new tea and coffee counter at Bettys in Ilkley, where you can sample our speciality teas and coffees. From rainforests and mountains to the brink of volcanoes, the experts at our sister company, Taylors of Harrogate, travel the globe in pursuit of the very finest speciality teas and gourmet coffees. In lush Sri Lankan and Himalayan gardens, the highlands of Ethiopia and the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, we work with growers to ensure our teas and coffees are of premium quality and meet ethical standards.
Blessed with a lovely Wharfedale location, Bettys in Ilkley is the perfect place for relaxing after a walk on Ilkley Moor, or during a stroll around this picturesque town.