We love a Cornish cream tea all year around, here are some of the best places to enjoy them:
The Cornish Scone Company
With a completely Cornish ingredients, and homemade scones that really hit the spot, The Cornish Scone Company is a family run business near Saltash. The company offer a relatively unique postal service that delivers scones, hampers and cream teas with next day delivery all from their 5-star rated kitchen, at at prices starting from £8.50, this is a company not to miss!
St Mawgan Stores and Tea Room
It doesn’t get more traditional than a cream tea from St Mawgan. Jenny’s scones are large, light and fluffy, whilst her partner Roger makes up a selection of jams, marmalades and relishes in the kitchen next door. They even serve a tasty range of gluten free breads, scones, soups and cakes for those on special diets. What more could you ask for?
St Mawgan in Pydar, Newquay
Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Crackington Haven, the Cabin Café offers a cream tea with a view to match. You can settle down on a sofa or on an outside table (blankets are provided!), and enjoy one of Andrea’s homemade scones in front of the dramatic north coast.
Crackington Haven, St Gennys
01840 230 238
Try local baker Da Bara’s scones with a Tregothnan tea, Trewithen clotted cream and artisan producer Sue Hubble’s strawberry jam at this brand new independent cafe and delicatessen in Falmouth, serving only the very best of Cornish produce.
The Weir Coffee House
Tickle your alternative taste buds at The Weir. Their take on an age-old classic may raise a few eyebrows, but is an ideal choice if you’ve found yourself getting a bit bored of the traditional jam/cream combo. Choose between ginger scones topped with honey and cream, or lemon scones with curd.
Whalesborough Farm, Marhamchurch, Bude
Enjoy your cream team at a picnic table under a pergola terrace, framed by climbing clematis and potted flowers at Berryfields Farm. Try their delicious heart-shaped scones with sweet strawberry jam and clotted cream, finished off with fresh local strawberries.
Berryfields Farm, Porthcothan
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Apple Tree Cafe and Bakery
Near the tip of Land’s end, visit this family-run cafe to try an afternoon tea that is adored by locals. With a vast array of homemade delights, including gluten free and vegan options, there is something here for everyone. Sip on a Clipper’s tea with your homemade scone, Trewithen clotted cream and Boddington’s jam.
At this quaint family-run farmhouse deep in the west of Cornwall, delve into warm scones fresh from the aga. Their delightful garden overlooks quiet countryside and the sea views, perfect for enjoying their homemade cream teas and cakes.
Dolly’s Tea Room
Head up the creaky stairs and be transported back in time in Dolly’s tea room. Decorated with chapel chairs and reclaimed tables, this is a traditional Cornish cream tea with a difference.
Trelawny Tea Room
Finish your coastal walk or bike ride with a stop at Trelawny Tea Room overlooking Widemouth Bay. Serving up homemade delights and irresistible cream teas to get you ready for the road again.
Widemouth Bay, Bude
Siblyback Lake Cafe
Overlook the stunning Siblyback Lake at this airy little cafe. After experiencing some of the activities going on at the lake, from kayaking, segway tours and sailing, it’s a perfect spot to unwind and relax with a good ol’ afternoon tea. Their cream teas come with a pot of tea, two scones, strawberry jam and Trewithen clotted cream.
For something a little different, have a taste of Roskilly’s cream tea flavoured ice cream. What two better things to combine than Cornish ice cream and Cornish cream tea?
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Cardinham Woods Cafe
Nestled in the trees of Cardinham Woods, the Woods cafe is an ideal location to have your afternoon cream tea after a walk with the dog or mountain bike ride with the family. Baked fresh every morning, their scones are to be enjoyed with a pot of Tregothnan tea and a breath of fresh air!