The combination of continental confectionery, Yorkshire hospitality and elegant interiors proved irresistible.
Bettys was an instant success and Frederick was soon able to boast ‘Under Royal and Distinguished Patronage’ on his letterhead.
A year after opening, the Harrogate tea room expanded into the next-door premises and in 1922 Frederick opened a purpose-built bakery. Over the next two decades more branches opened including a flagship branch in York modelled on the magnificent Queen Mary cruise liner.
To Harrogate residents and visitors from far afield “Betty’s” is a household word, standing for all that is dainty, comfortable and fashionable in a café
10th December 1926
I bet if you went into Bettys and asked for a bun they’d send for the police!
10th December 1932
There must be few who have not succumbed at some time to the cheerful invitation of Betty’s soft amber and rose lights
12th December 1926