D’Oyly’s Tearoom is in a superb location on a family-run mid-19th century farm in the picturesque village of Bolton Percy, close to both Tadcaster and York.
As soon as you arrive at the café you can tell they take real pride in providing you with some of the best home baking in Yorkshire and whether you arrive by foot, bike or car, the staff are always welcoming. The outside terrace is great for large groups of hungry cyclists in summer, and in winter the huge tearoom is perfect to take shelter from the cold.
What would have been the front room is now the pretty tearoom. All the food is homemade and traditionally baked in the farmhouse kitchen Aga. Tea is served in fine china and the coffee is served piping hot, just the way it should be.
The menu includes daily specials, soups, brunches, scones and toast, platters (some gluten free), sandwiches both hot and cold, and to end there is an amazing choice of homemade cakes. It is essential to book for larger groups.
Note: Cycles can be left safely in the farmyard area behind the gardens.
By Ann Fugler, Yorkshire editor