From afternoon teas, including sandwiches, cakes and the all important scone, clotted cream and jam, to a traditional cream tea with a pot of steaming tea, nothing is better than enjoying one of these delicious treats in a stunning location.
And there are very few coastal towns as attractive as Dartmouth. From coastal views, historical locations and tranquil settings the town is an ideal location to enjoy this quintessential English delight.
Below you’ll find a list of all the wonderful places in and around Dartmouth serving cream teas and afternoon teas.
Overlooking the picturesque inner harbour, The Royal Castle Hotel serves afternoon tea in the Galleon Bar and the Library. As well as homemade scones, finger sandwiches and a selection of the pastry chefs patisserie, you can include a glass, or bottle of Champagne for an extra special treat. Served from 2.30 to 5.30 booking is essential.
Take ‘Tea on The Terrace’ overlooking the magical River Dart at Dart Marina Hotel & Spa. From 2.15 to 5.30 the hotel serves a range of afternoon teas, with options including Hendricks G&T, a glass of house champagne or just a simple pot of tea or coffee and patisseries of the day.
Bayards Cove Inn
Just meters from the historic Bayards Cove, the cosy and atmospheric Bayards Cove Inn serves both a traditional cream tea and afternoon tea as well as a savoury tea option, consisting of a cheese scone, onion marmalade, mature cheddar cheese and tea. All options are available all day.
A few miles out of Dartmouth is the South Devon Chilli Farm. A haven for chilli lovers, the farm dishes up two cream teas in its café from 10.00 to 4.00, both a traditional tea with jam and clotted cream, but a savoury option as well with cream cheese and their very own chilli jam.
As well as the above there are a number of other places where you can enjoy a scone or two on a visit to Dartmouth, including;
Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms, located at the English Heritage run Dartmouth Castle.
Babbacombe Model Village‘s Gulliver’s Tearoom where cream teas are available from 11.30 to 2.30
The Barn Café at Greenway House, the holiday home of crime writer Agatha Christie managed by the National Trust.
Venue Café at Blackpool Sands Beach, a stunning crescent of golden shingle a short drive from town.
Surrounded by the 1920’s elegance of Coleton Fishacre, a National Trust property overlooking the sea from the Kingswear side of the river.
For an animal themed day out with a cream tea treat, head to Henny Penny’s Café at Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastliegh.
Or sail the idyllic River Dart on The Banquet Boat where you can enjoy a Westcountry Cream Tea or High Tide Tea.