Bettys overwhelmed at 'incredible' response as eager customers jam takeaway food lines

Bettys tearooms says it has already sold out of its takeaway offerings for Mothering Sunday - despite only launching the offer on Friday morning.

Friday, 20th March 2020, 7:58 pm
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 7:58 pm

For the first time in its 100-year history, Bettys is offering customers the chance to order one of its famous afternoon teas to take away.

As businesses across Harrogate are forced to adapt as they deal with the new coronavirus measures on practicing more social-distancing, Bettys is now giving customers the option to phone and order an afternoon tea for collection.

It comes after the retailer took the decision to close all of its cafes earlier this week. Its shops and cookery school are still open, as well as its mail-order service.

Their decision to close came long before Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday afternoon how he was calling on all pubs, restaurants, gyms, cares and nightclubs to close as the Government looks to halt the spread of the virus.

The opportunity to buy the takeaway goods is available this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, however, the company's Twitter feed announced that Sunday - Mother's Day - had been sold out within a matter of hours.

Bettys Tearooms closed its doors in Harrogate earlier this week.

The Tweet read: "Goodness, we've had an incredible response to this! Sunday has sold out in most our cafés, but there are some takeaway afternoon teas available for Saturday. How about an early Mother's Day treat?"

To place your order, call your local Bettys:

Harlow Carr - 01423 505604