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The Best Cream Teas

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Our Pick of the Best South Devon Cream Teas

A cream tea, the question that has caused many debates, the jam or the cream first? I personally would always put the jam first, spread it out nice and evenly then dollop the clotted cream on top, but that’s just me. I have been told the jam first is the Cornish way and the cream first is the Devonshire way. One thing I do know for sure is that Devon in the home of the cream tea. There are so many different places you can go. 

One of the best places that I know of is, Angels Tea Room in Babbacombe, Torquay. The smell as you walk through the door is amazing, that’s if you can get in they are always so busy. One of my favourite things about their cream tea is that they make their tea from tea leaves, and the chocolate chip scones are to die for. Find out more

If you are looking for a cream tea with a view, there is no better place than the Dartmouth Marina Hotel and Spa. Perfectly positioned right by the dart you can watch the day float by. Here, they have some of the best afternoon tea’s in the area, with a selection of patisserie, they also serve beautiful loose-leaf tea. If you fancy something stronger than tea, they offer a royal tea with Champagne, or a Hendricks tea, with a gin and tonic. Find out more.

LibertiesIn the historic fishing port of Brixham, has a slightly different approach with chairs shaped like tea cups. If your feeling adventurous why not try their cocktail of the week with your cream tea? If you’re lucky enough to get the window seat, you’ll have a view looking out to the inner harbour. It has a lovely atmosphere, that can be enjoyed by all. Find out more.

The Rose Cottage Tearooms in Cockington, near Torquay is also an experience that shouldn’t be missed, right it the heart of the pretty vintage village. Take a trip there in the summer and you can enjoy a scrumptious cream tea whilst listening to a live pianist.

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