To celebrate National Cream Tea Day next week on the 28th of June, we’ve decided to pull together a list of the most Insta-worthy afternoon teas in South Devon. Nowadays snapping pictures of wonderful food and sharing it with your friends and family on social media has become somewhat the norm, so what better way to shout about the incredible afternoon teas in South Devon than by creating a top 10 as part of our Instagrammable series?! Read on to check out the most photogenic afternoon teas in South Devon.

Boringdon Hall

Boringdon Hall is a five star, luxurious hotel close to the bustling maritime city of Plymouth. Afternoon tea at Boringdon Hall is really a momentous occasion, we’d recommend their Special Edition Afternoon Tea which is designed around a current event or theme, at the moment it’s Aladdin – definitely worth a spot on your Insta feed. But even if that’s not for you, they serve traditional, champagne, vegan and gluten-free options so there truly is something for everyone. Discover more about Boringdon Hall here.  

Lympstone Manor

Resting on the Exe Estuary, Lympstone Manor is a magnificent country house and the child of TV chef Michael Caines. Guests can enjoy a delectable afternoon tea served from 3pm and have the option of a champagne afternoon tea for something extra special. The grounds, vistas and top quality Devonshire favourite is what makes afternoon tea at Lympstone Manor one of the most instagrammable in South Devon. More details about Lympstone Manor are available here.

Glazebrook House

Glazebrook House is a boutique hotel nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park just south west of South Brent. High Tea or Afternoon Tea are served from 12pm until 3pm and require advance booking, Devon Cream Teas are served daily from 12pm until 4:30pm. The afternoon teas at Glazebrook House are something you won’t want to miss and you’ll definitely want to photograph it, they have themes too, often related to Alice in Wonderland. Please click here if you wish to find out more about Glazebrook House.

Thurlestone Hotel

With incredible views, Thurlestone Hotel can be found just a short drive from Kingsbridge and close to the popular tourist hotspot Burgh Island. Served daily from 2pm until 5:30pm, their full afternoon tea is a real treat and there’s even a children’s option for the little ones. Combining a traditional afternoon delight with simply superb views means Thurlestone Hotel just had to be on our list of the most Insta-worthy afternoon teas in South Devon. For further information about Thurlestone Hotel, please click here.

Buckland Tout-Saints

Buckland Tout-Saints is a grand country house hotel located in the beautiful estuary town of Kingsbridge and is part of the Eden Hotel Collection. The hotel offers a range of delicious afternoon teas, cream teas and the option of a glass of fizz for an added bit of luxury. Of course not only are their afternoon teas scrumptious, but they’re also very pretty too, and if the weathers on your side, dining al fresco in the wonderful grounds is a must! Find out more about Buckland Tout-Saints here.

Dart Marina Hotel & Spa

Found in the gorgeous coastal town of Dartmouth with glittering views over the River Dart, Dart Marina Hotel & Spa is an elegant establishment where visitors can expect a warm Devonshire welcome. Afternoon tea at Dart Marina Hotel & Spa can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking all that Dartmouth is known for. Learn more about this hotel by clicking here.

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is a luxury, four star retreat with spa in East Devon. Lying on the staggering Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this hotel combines coastal views like no other with plush décor for a truly opulent experience. Afternoon tea here is served daily on either the terrace or in the lounge. Please click here to find out more information about Sidmouth Harbour Hotel.

Doctor Ink’s Curiosities

Doctor Ink’s Curiosities can be found on Exeter’s historic quayside and is the place to go if you’re looking for a more unusual afternoon tea in South Devon. The Victorian themed cocktail bar serves up artisan wines, craft beers, a range of unique cocktails and of course an afternoon tea to die for! And believe us when we say, this really is an Insta-worthy afternoon tea if ever there was one.

Paschoe House

Paschoe House is a magical Grade II listed country house situated in the heart of Devon not far from the Mid Devon town of Crediton. Whether you would like a traditional afternoon tea, champagne afternoon tea or one with a twist (we’ll give you a hint – it’s tea infused cocktails!), Paschoe House has a tea for any occasion. Plus the opulent house as a backdrop makes for a very charming shot of your treats before you dive in.

Orestone Manor Hotel

Located in Maidencombe on the outskirts of the English Riviera town of Torquay, Orestone Manor Hotel is a beautiful Georgian manor house hotel with stunning views of Lyme Bay. Not only can you stay in this glorious setting but you can also tuck in to a scrummy cream tea. The magnificent surroundings and very pretty patisseries make this an excellent contender for the most instagrammable cream tea in South Devon.

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