Afternoon tea in York: The Grand Hotel named as best afternoon tea venue in the UK

The Grand Hotel in York has been named as the best place for afternoon tea in the country by a luxury hotel guide.

Condé Nast Johansens has announced the winners of its Awards for Excellence 2022 for luxury hotels across the world.

Many of the winners are in the South or London, but The Grand Hotel was named as the only Yorkshire winner, scooping the best afternoon tea award.

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The guide says: "We love the convenient location, and impressive preservation of the building’s original architectural features and unique history.

The Grand Hotel in York

"A five-star hotel, pampering spa, dining hotspot and award-winning cookery school, The Grand, York reigns supreme as the cathedral city’s premier place to stay.

"Originally built as the headquarters for the North Eastern Railway Company, the Edwardian proportions and high ceilings of this red-brick beauty make an impressive setting for the hotel’s British restaurant, cocktail bar, meeting rooms, subterranean spa, big bedrooms and sprawling suites.

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"Don’t miss The 1906 Bar for an unforgettable cocktail, quality glass of wine, lager or fine Yorkshire ale and prepare to be overwhelmed by the collection of single malt and American whiskies."

The awards are based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and local expert reports drawn from the hotels featured on the guide's website and in Condé Nast Johansens’ 2022 International Luxury Hotels Guide.