It’s no secret that one of the most loved dishes in Devon is a traditional Cream Tea and with National Cream Tea Day in June, we thought we’d share our favourite places to enjoy a cream tea in South Devon.

Freshly baked scones, either plain or fruit, piles of rich clotted cream finished off with sweet jam (that’s right, cream on first!!) and a steaming pot of tea, it’s the perfect dish to enjoy whilst relaxing and admiring the stunning South Devon scenery.

Or for a real treat, why not indulge in an Afternoon Tea, adding sandwiches and cakes to your scone, cream and jam to make a truly mouth-watering delight.  

There are hundreds of places to enjoy this scrumptious delight dotted across the whole of Devon, but we’ve put together a list of a few of the best in our part of the county. To view more places visit our Cream Tea page here.

Langstone Cliff Hotel

With sea views towards the Exe Estuary, the Langstone Cliff Hotel is set within 19 acres of child friendly woodland.

Home Farm Café

Situated in 250 acres of stunning parkland on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Home Farm Café serves up rustic, local and seasonal dishes.

Bovey Castle

Found in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, the five red star Bovey Castle is an award-winning, truly luxurious hotel.

Langdon Court Hotel & Restaurant

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the historic, Grade II Listed 16th-century Tudor manor house of Langdon Court, sat in its own grounds and around 1 mile from Wembury Beach.

The Dart Marina Hotel and Spa

On the banks of the River Dart, this stylish hotel lets you enjoy Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying stunning river views.

Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

Surrounded by 4½ acres of beautifully tended gardens and woodland, this luxury country house hotel is a gorgeous backdrop to enjoy Afternoon tea.

Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

On the edge of Dartmoor, Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa lets you enjoy traditional or monthly special edition Afternoon Tea surrounded by Elizabethan architecture in the majestic Great Hall.

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Grade II listed Riverside Mill which is home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey offers exhibition galleries and homemade cream teas.

House of Marbles

Discover working glassworks, marble runs and a shop full of delights after you enjoy a traditional cream tea at House of Marbles.

These are just some of the great places in South Devon where you can enjoy a heavenly Cream Tea, more ideas can be found here

Bake it yourself!

Not able to get to South Devon this year or would you rather enjoy a freshly baked scone at home? Why not get out your apron and scales and cook your own home baked scones.

We’ve got a great recipe from Home Farm Café that will have you whipping up a batch of these Devonshire delights in no time. Find it here.

Order it in!

If you're not heading to South Devon or want to enjoy a cream tea from the luxury of your own home, why not order yourself a Cream Tea Hamper from Devon Heaven

Choose from a fantastic range of sumptuous hampers for any occasion, all offering award-winning produce from local food and drink providers in this beautiful county. Whether you want to bring Devon to you at home or simply get a delicious cream tea delivered to your self-catering accommodation, Devon Heaven will have a hamper perfect for you. Browse all of their delectable hampers on their website here.*

Where will you be enjoying a cream tea on National Cream Tea Day? Tag us in your photos on instagram using @visitsouthdevon or #southdevon to shw us your cream tea treat and you might even get featured on our feed! And remember... cream first!


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