Cream Tea, Afternoon Delight!

As its national cream tea day on the 24th of June, we thought we’d give
you some of the best places around that are close to, or a short drive away from our luxury
Cornish accommodation
where you can enjoy the
perfect quintessentially British past time, a cream tea. But the real question
here is… how do you eat yours? Jam or cream first! (As we’re Cornish and you’re
in Cornwall we say jam!)

Headland Hotel, Newquay


Enjoy the perfect day in one of Cornwall’s most iconic hotels the
beautiful Headland Hotel. An afternoon
tea here is far from ordinary as you admire the spectacular views you can
expect fancy cakes, delicious finger sandwiches and home-made scones with
Cornish clotted cream, all complemented by a selection of loose leaf teas or
Columbian coffee all served on a vintage tea stand.

They also
offer vintage tea parties that are perfect for any celebration.

Budock Vean, the Hotel on the River, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth


Just a short drive
from our Tresooth Barns you will find the
award-winning 4 star Budock Vean that is nestled on
the banks of the tranquil Helford River. Budock Vean has teamed up with the
Tregothnan Estate to provide the authentic Cornish Cream tea that is grown on
the Estate, just 17 miles from Budock Vean, and the scones and cakes are
made to the Pastry Chef’s Grandmother’s secret recipe!

Enjoy Boddingtons jam from Mevagissey, Rodda’s
Cornish clotted cream
and butter and milk from

Trewithn Dairy, along with Cornish
smoked salmon sandwiches,
cucumber sandwiches served with crisps and
a salad garnish and there’s even cake on the menu.

Lusty Glaze Beach Bar & Restaurant, Newquay 


Nestled in a secluded, privately-owned cove, just a short
walk from the centre of Newquay you will find Lusty Glaze Beach Bar &
that provides a unique setting for the perfect afternoon treat, but
before you get there you will need to tackle the infamous 133 steps down to the
beach itself. But one thing we can guarantee when you get there no matter
whatever the weather, the view from your table is simply breathtaking.

You’ll be snacking on delights such as homemade scones with a
beautiful selection of cakes, sandwiches and treats, alongside a glass of
fizz or a hot cup of coffee or tea.

The Camel Trail Tea
Wadebridge to Bodmin


Listed by Visit Cornwall as one of the best cream teas in
Cornwall this is a must visit and what’s better than a little exercise before
hand? Located on Cornwall’s most popular cycle route the Camel Trail this little garden cafe is situated half way between
Wadebridge and Bodmin.

Set in a beautiful apple orchid it benefits from direct
access of the camel trail so it is perfect for both cyclists and walkers alike,
you can even drive there if you don’t feel like biking, however we’d definitely
say it is the way to go as there really is so much to see along the way.

Relax in the terrace area as you indulge on the homemade
scones with lashings of strawberry jam and clotted cream. They also offer light lunches such as fresh Cornish crab & Mackerel, Cornish cheeses,
meats as well as homemade sandwiches, soups and pasties.

Dolly’s Tea Room, Falmouth


Dolly’s is a dog friendly tearoom and wine bar that is set in
the heart of Falmouth in a beautiful Georgian room which during the day is a vintage tea room serving  traditional
and  exotic teas, tasty cream teas and
delicious homemade cakes.

By night it transforms into a lavish wine bar serving wines,
cocktails served in quirky teapots, tapas and gin, lots of gin!! 

Sing along to the sounds of the piano and be sure to give
resident celebrity, Hebe the pearl wearing Labrador a little fuss, but no cake!

Healy’s Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro


Cornwall is famous for its homemade cider at Healy’s Cornish Cyder Farm they make over 40 different varieties, sample scrumpy, sparkling traditional,
pear & berry ciders and fruity wines (their Elderflower is delicious) as
you take a tour of the orchard and farm animals.

Afterwards head to the cafe and try something totally
different and unique the cyder farm cream tea, not convinced… you’ll get 2
homemade apple and cider scones with a scrumpy and bramble jam, all finished
off with a dollop of clotted cream and a pot of tea! Delicious.