Whenever you talk about cream teas, there’s always the same debate; Devon or Cornwall? Well we called upon our loyal social media following for the best places in Devon for a cream tea, and they did not disappoint!
We had so many submissions, we couldn’t include them all. If there’s any we missed, let us know in the comments!
Lifton Hall, Lifton
Lifton Hall serve a lovely selection of sandwiches, savouries, cakes and desserts. And everything is made freshly on the premises. They are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements – just let them know when you make your booking.
Jennycliffe Cafe, Plymstock
Jennycliffe Cafe is home to one of the best cream teas in the county. Why do you ask? Because their homemade scones are made to perfection, and along with the fantastic views over the ocean and Plymouth you can’t go far wrong!
Stokely Farm Shop, Kingsbridge
Sokely Farm Shop has everything you would expect from a country farm shop; a deli, butchery, restaurant cafe & plant centre. But it also plays host to some of the best cream teas going, so why not get out to Kingsbridge and try them for yourself?
Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge
What makes the perfect English afternoon tea? In Devon it has to include delicious homemade treats and sandwiches, top quality loose leaf teas and a view to match. Featuring classic cakes, delicious bakes and an extra-large dollop of clotted cream, our afternoon teas are among the best in the South Hams. Why not treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence and perfect relaxation?
Watersmeet in Lynmouth plays host to a dramatic river gorge, ancient woodlands, and a fabulous tea garden and shop in stunning surroundings. What better way to enjoy your cream tea whilst gazing upon the amazing Devon scenery?
Titley Green, Colaton Raleigh
Titley Green serves a fine selection of locally sourced, unpretentious and really tasty food, including glorious cream teas. The owners clearly enjoy what they are doing and the attention to detail with the presentation of the meals is excellent. This is a little gem!
Salutation Inn, Topsham
Enjoy the finest cream tea from the South West, beautifully presented and technologically perfected by The Salutation’s head Chef Tom Williams-Hawkes. Located in Topsham, this is one cream tea you’ll definitely not want to miss.
Soar Mill Cove, Salcombe
You’re in Devon, glorious Devon so what makes more sense than indulging in a true Devon afternoon tea? From delicious patisserie, sandwiches, fresh handmade scones and Cove jam with lashings of cream, Soar Mill offer a range of choices to delight you. Now does the cream go on first? Just enjoy.
The Orangery, Mt Edgcumbe
The Orangery at Mt Edgcumbe is well known for it’s weddings and beautiful surroundings, but it also servess some fantastic cream teas as part of their afternoon tea package. Why not head over there this weekend and take a look?
The Rock Inn, Yelverton
One of the best things to have after going on a walk is coming back for a cream tea. The Rock Inn at Yelverton is perfectly situated just for that purpose! Next time you’re in the area, why not give them a try?