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. With sea 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.
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.
The Barn Café at Greenway House, the holiday home of crime writer Agatha Christie managed by the National Trust is another great option if you’re looking for an afternoon tea with a day out! Explore the stunning house and gardens before sipping on a warming cup of tea and indulging in some scones!
Surrounded by the 1920’s elegance of Coleton Fishacre, a National Trust property overlooking the sea from the Kingswear side of the river. Their café, open from 10:30am – 5pm, serves mouth-watering scones, which can be eaten inside the café, or take it away to eat whilst you’re exploring the grounds!
If you’re looking for an afternoon tea with a difference, The Fizz Boat offer a Fizzy Afternoon Tea whilst cruising along the river Dart. It comes with all the essentials: scones, sandwiches, and cakes, plus some of their House Fizz to wash it down with!
Located at Leonards Cove in Stoke Fleming, Radius 7 is a luxurious bar and restaurant with a rustic, but chic interior who offer cream teas with fresh homemade jam and lashings of clotted cream. The restaurant also has stunning sea views.
For an animal themed day out with a cream tea treat, head to The Coffee Cabin at Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh. Just off the main farmyard, you can relax with a delicious cream tea with Devonshire Langage Farm clotted cream!
Overlooking the magical harbour is Royal Castle Hotel. During their lunchtime menu, the hotel serves scones with Rodda’s clotted cream, strawberry jam, and a pot of tea. You can upgrade this to enjoy your cream with a glass of prosecco for an extra £6!
Situated next to the historic Dartmouth Castle, the Dartmouth Castle Tearooms served freshly made cream teas in its café from 10.00 to 4.00, with jam and clotted cream. It’s in a beautiful location overlooking the castle and Dart Estuary.
The Singing Kettle is a quaint and traditional English tearoom, located in the town centre, near the stunning harbour side. They’re fairly renowned for having a great cream tea with a generous helping of cream and jam. They even offer gluten free scones so those who can’t tolerate gluten don’t miss out on this Devonshire delicacy!
If you’re looking to find an afternoon tea to takeaway and eat by the waterside or in your accommodation, we can recommend Smith Street Deli. You can order a cream tea box which comes with everything you need to dress your scone, plus a couple of fresh strawberries to garnish!
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