About Us

Watergate Tearooms
Licensed Tearooms and Teagarden

Watergate licensed tearooms specialise in high quality homemade food and drinks without the use of added colourings or flavourings.

We are situated in the picturesque market town of Hebden Bridge on the edge of the Brönte moors and a short drive from Haworth.

Everyday we have a range of hot foods, including fresh homemade soup.  You will also find a large selection of freshly made cakes and award winning scones.   If you’re feeling a little more adventurous you could try our secret recipe Welsh Rarebit, and one taste will get you hooked.  Our ‘Firemans Lift’ is so named because of its substantial size (you will need a fireman to lift you after this one).

All our hot dishes can be accompanied with our fine selection of teas and freshly ground coffee, or with a choice of carefully selected wines and beers.

Watergate Facts
I got nasty habits I take tea at 3 - Mick Jagger

Established since 1990, we pride ourselves on offering great value for money meals with fresh, quality ingredients.   Join us for a meal in our cosy tearooms, or enjoy our teagarden offering delightful Summer views over the river Calder.

Offering a full range of specialty teas, coffees and alcoholic beverages, Watergate is the perfect pit-stop during those beautiful Yorkshire walks with hearty food to get your taste-buds tingling.

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Passion and Quality
I like tea and yoga, but I don't do yoga - Moby

Watergate Tearooms are conveniently located in the vibrant centre of Hebden Bridge.  Our historic building houses two levels of tearooms, where diners can enjoy specialty teas and homemade delights, in a friendly cosy atmosphere.

Outside our terrace offers views over the beautiful river Calder, and is perfect for enjoying those relaxing Yorkshire Summer afternoons.  We can cater for private parties with both the function room and the terrace available to hire.

All of our meals are prepared with the fine ingredients and the utmost care.  We strive to create mouthwatering meals without colours or preservatives and all meals are freshly prepared and made to order.

Here at Watergate we believe in using local produce where possible and are proud to offer locally sourced bacon and Yorkshire butchers sausages in our breakfast menu.