Our ‘House Blend’ coffee is created for us by Lincoln & York and almost everything from freshly brewed espressos through to cappuccinos and even macchiatos are available together with pastries and cakes from our cabinets. We don’t forget tea lovers either and sell a full range of Teapigs including the popular flavours Lemon and Ginger, Jasmine Pearls and Mao Feng Green Tea. So really our Coffee House should be a Tea and Coffee House.
Richmond is unlike many towns and cities in that it does not offer a blistering array of high street coffee shops. We offer a range of different seating areas where you can relax, read one of our complimentary newspapers or login to the Kings Head’s free WiFi hotspot. In the summer months, enjoy a coffee or tea break and watch the world go by on our decking. If the weather is not to your liking, take a seat in our Coffee Lounge, where the sofas and tables offer a welcome retreat from the harsh Yorkshire weather. Whichever choice you make we don’t believe you will be disappointed.
We're proud to stock and serve a specially brewed Coaching Inn Group blend of coffee from Lincoln & York and a selection of the increasingly popular Tea Pigs. Find your favourite flavour today!
Our team are trained to maintain the highest standard of coffee production and barista skills. Some of our team even produce stunning latte art.
Our kitchen team take pride in our patisserie cabinet and put much love and care into creating delicious cakes and sweet treats to get your mouth watering. From cheesecake to muffins to shortbread slices, there is sure to be something that will take any sweet-toothed food lover's fancy.
There's nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £6pp, as well as traditional afternoon tea from £10.50pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of champagne from £5pp. Our afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas. We serve our Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday. You can view our Afternoon Tea menu by clicking here. Scroll down to find out more about the history of Afternoon Tea.
History of Afternoon Tea
Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840's. She is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening. The Duchess' solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.