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News release - Issued by Black Swan, Helmsley

Two for Tea and Tea & Tango

Tea & tango, the soft choux shuffle – The Black Swan and Afternoon Tea is a match made in heaven and what’s not to love about The Black Swan’s event calendar, featuring tea dances on selected Monday afternoons, as well as a superbly priced 2-for-one offer on their delicious afternoon teas....

The hotel’s quaint tearooms, renowned for their award-winning afternoon teas, and selection of more than twenty of the world’s finest teas, has proven to attract visitors and locals alike to this charming hotel at the heart of picturesque Helmsley.

Tea Dance Events

Enter the spirit of twentieth century nostalgia, with the eternally-popular ‘Tea Dance’, an occasion that enjoyed popularity particularly in war-time Britain, and is now enjoying a delightful resurgence. Brighten up Monday afternoons whatever the weather with a Tea Dance, the event includes dancing, with optional tuition, and music.

Compére for the dance events is professional dance teacher, Valerie Laws. Valerie is a welcoming host whose life has been dedicated to her art, learning to dance as a young girl and then dancing in competitions with her brother, Kevin – they have just celebrated 21 years of running their own Dance School in Whitby. In 1990 Valerie became the youngest professional examiner for her industry’s body, The National Association Teachers of Dancing. She still travels extensively in this role but her passion is teaching everyone, both young and old, the joy of dancing.

Light afternoon tea is included, tickets are £15 pp and pre-booking is strongly advised. (Event takes place 2pm – 5pm)

Monday 7th March
Monday 6th June
Monday 5th September
Monday 5th December

Alison Souter, the hotel’s Tearoom Manager, comments;

"I love the Tea Dances here, it’s lovely to see people enjoying the camaraderie and the opportunity to dance; it’s great fun and attracts all age groups, so why not come, keep fit and have fun along the way!"

2-for-1 Afternoon Tea promotion, January – March

Let those New Year’s resolutions lapse and treat you and a friend to an amazing midweek 2-for-1 afternoon tea promotion, which is available until 24th March*

The full afternoon tea priced at only £19.95 includes savoury sandwiches, home-made scones with delicious jam and cream and a selection of cakes and patisserie. What a fabulous excuse to spoil yourselves and catch up on the gossip! *Offer runs Mon-Thurs until 24/03/16 (excluding 15 – 18th Feb) - Tearooms open from 10am – 5.30pm.

The Black Swan’s tearoom is a popular haunt for hotel residents, tourists passing through, special occasion gatherings, as well as for locals. Serving a wonderful selection of hot beverages, light meals, parties and cakes and of course, their acclaimed traditional afternoon teas are also served daily.


For more PR information contact:

Sarah Proctor

07808 586 512