My mum & I were incredibly lucky to be gifted a Prosecco Afternoon Tea at the stunning Holdsworth House in Halifax West Yorkshire & so on my day off last Friday we eagerly anticipated our visit.

Holdsworth House is a beautiful Jacobean Manor which dates back to 1633. It has connections with Anne Lister and the Bronte family from the 1800’s and still retains many of its period features.  

More recently it was seen in a few scenes of the popular BBC drama ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ in all its beauty.

I have been a few times before, most recently at a friend’s wedding which was absolutely beautiful, and I was very much looking forward to a lovely Afternoon Tea with my mum.

We were greeted immediately at reception and, after a temperature check & all Covid procedures which were very prevalent & extremely well organised, we were shown to our table in one of the delightful historic rooms.

Our lovely waitress was friendly, efficient & professional and our drinks were served very quickly. A delicious glass of crisp prosecco and our Earl Grey Tea.   

Very shortly our food arrived, and it was beautiful.

Holdsworth House Afternoon Tea is very traditional, and we were treated to Cucumber, salmon, egg & cress, ham & chutney and cheese savoury sandwiches followed by a delicious selection of cakes, pastries and of course scones with Chantilly cream & jam.

We couldn’t quite manage 2 scones each, but we were very kindly offered a box to take them home.

It wasn’t busy when we arrived but a few more tables filled up whilst we were there along with a small socially distanced wedding in the next room. It’s wonderful to see local restaurants & venues filling up again after this extremely difficult year.

Prices are very reasonable and Holdsworth House offer the following Afternoon Tea Menu:

From Holdsworth House’s Web Site


Served daily 1.00pm – 5.00pm

We are happy to prepare vegetarian

and gluten-free teas with advance notice. Please advise us if you have any other dietary requests.

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA £18.95 Chef ’s daily selection of homemade sandwiches

Chef ’s choice of handmade cakes and sweet treats

Freshly baked scones, Chantilly cream and Yorkshire preserves Served with your choice from a range of teas or coffees listed overleaf

CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA £27.50 Includes all the delicious treats of the traditional afternoon tea

plus a glass of chilled Champagne to begin

Some menu items contain allergens and there is a risk that traces may be in any other food served here. We understand the dangers to those with severe allergies so have recorded which menu items contain any of the 14 EU allergens as an ingredient. Please speak to a team member who can provide you with this information and may be able to help you make an alternative choice. All prices are inclusive of VAT but exclusive of service charge. An optional service charge of 10% will be added to parties of 6 or more.


Fresh homemade scones with cream and Yorkshire preserves or chef ’s choice of homemade cake,

plus a pot of tea or coffee served from our vintage china.


 Includes all the delicious treats of the traditional afternoon tea plus a glass of chilled white Prosecco

TEA SELECTION From Taylors of Harrogate

Tea or coffee and petits fours £4.95 when served separately from afternoon tea



Fresh orange juice £2.50 Tomato juice / Apple juice £2.50 Lemonade / Pepsi / Diet Pepsi £2.50 Cadbury’s hot chocolate £2.95

We had a wonderful afternoon, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Compared to many other Afternoon Tea’s I’ve had I found this to be excellent value & quality for money and I would highly recommend a visit. I’m looking forward to returning for an evening meal next time I visit.   

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