Cream Tea in South Devon

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 treat 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

Canonteign Falls

Not only is Canonteign Falls a fanastic attraction with a beautiful waterfall, lakes and plenty of lovely walks, they also offer a wonderful cream tea in their cafe. They even have a 'scone of the week', so you can return time and again, and try something different. 

Langstone Cliff Hotel 

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

Bovey Castle 

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

Àclèaf at Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa 

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

Café ODE at Ness Cove 

Located in the quaint village of Shaldon, near Ness Cove is Café ODE who offer a delightful cream tea by the coast.  

Amelia’s Pantry, Cofton Holidays 

If you’re fancying a cream tea whilst in the Dawlish area you could pop over to Amelia’s Pantry at Cofton Holiday Park who serve a delicious homemade cream tea with all the trimmings. 

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel 

Situated in Sidmouth on our famous Jurassic Coastline, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel’s Upper Deck Restaurant offer fresh cream teas or if you fancy splashing out, opt for their speciality afternoon tea. The Salcombe Harbour Hotel in Salcombe also offer cream teas is you're situated in the South Hams area.

Valley View Café, Aune Valley Farm Shop 

For a cream tea with a view, Valley View Café at Aune Valley Farm Shop near Kingsbridge offer plain, fruit or cheese scones to suit all preferences.  

Brasserie 16 at The Devoncourt 

Another great location to munch on a cream tea with sea views is Brasserie 16 at The Devoncourt Hotel in Exmouth

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 in Bovey Tracey

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

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 show us your cream tea treat, and you might even get featured on our feed! Just remember... cream first, always! 




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