The Spiced Pear Hepworth’s Afternoon Tea has been deemed top tea in Yorkshire by the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2013/14 today.

The Spiced Pear restaurant and tearoom, run by chef Tim Bilton, received the ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ award at the ceremony last night, beating off competition from tea houses and cafes across Yorkshire.

Its cream tea menu, served in its 1940s inspired FourTeas Tearoom, wowed the judges with its homemade smoked salmon, egg and Yorkshire cured ham sandwiches, home baked scones and delicious pastries and cakes, which also includes an unusual Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea with homemade bread and dripping, mini Yorkshire puddings, roast beef, pork pie and pickle, Scotch eggs and Balsamic onions.

“We’re committed to bringing back a flavour of how restaurant and tearooms used to be ““ great food, locally sourced with community at its heart ““ and our afternoon teas are a big part of that,” said The Spiced Pear’s Tim Bilton. “A lot of hard work and craftsmanship goes into our tea time favourites, after all it’s what Yorkshire’s famous for, and we are so proud that the judges felt we deserved the top prize.”

The stunning tearoom offers teatime treats with a side order of vintage crockery and beautiful views, while The Spiced Pear’s fine dining restaurant has a chic cocktail bar with grand piano.

Twenty businesses across North, South, East and West Yorkshire received prizes at the glittering Deliciouslyorkshire Awards ceremony on Wednesday, which took place at the National Railway Museum.