Best Devon cream teas
Devon is full of cafes, pubs and hotels offering the traditional Devon cream tea or one of the many variants. The best Devon cream teas will include freshly made scones, locally sourced clotted cream and strawberry jam. The debate with Cornwall will undoubtedly rage on, but any Devonian worth their salt will assure you that the cream most certainly goes on the scone first!
- The Welcome Café in Exeter has a garden where you can enjoy your tea in warmer weather. Homemade scones are served with a choice of three jams – apple ginger, blackberry or strawberry.
- Salty Monk Restaurant in Sidmouth serves made-to-order scones with homemade preserves and clotted cream from the Yarty Valley, located nearby.
- Royal Oak Farm near Honiton serves freshly baked scones with local clotted cream and a selection of jams made from produce grown on-site, including strawberry, gooseberry and raspberry.
- Angels Tea Room on beautiful Babbacombe Downs does a range of teas to suit your appetite. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of scones, and add homemade cakes and sandwiches for the full Angels experience.
- The Kitley House Hotel is a 500-year-old country house serving a range of cream teas, including The Kitley Vintage Cream Tea.
- Badgers Holt at Dartmeet uses a secret scone recipe that dates back 60 years. Options include traditional gluten-free, cheese and fruit scones.
- Fox Tor Café in Princetown is a favourite with walkers. Their teas include flavoured scones, and they pride themselves on catering for all with the option of gluten-free scones and diabetic jam.
- Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room on the stunning North Devon Coast serves a variety of Devon cream teas, including the traditional, the Devonshire Split and the Thunder and Lightning, where golden syrup replaces the jam.
- Corn Dolly Tea Shop in South Molton has been serving cream teas for decades. Enjoy huge wedges of homemade scone with locally sourced clotted cream, or try their flavoured scone of the week.