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Devon’s top Afternoon Teas

We all love a proper Devon afternoon tea – here are a few we have selected

Afternoon Tea

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor

You’ll feel like royalty enjoying afternoon tea with a view in Bovey Castle’s terrace area. If you’re feeling fancy, why not upgrade your selection of homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches to include a glass or two of champagne? Even the little ones don’t have to miss out thanks to the children’s option, which includes fresh fruit skewers, assorted cookies, as well as the less traditional chocolate and cream scones.


Saunton Sands Hotel, Braunton

This hotel sits on three miles of coastline, off one of the best beaches in Devon. Immerse yourself in these coastal views and enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea with delicate finger sandwiches, scones and fine pastries.


The Tudor Rose Tearooms and Garden, Plymouth

The Tudor Rose Tearooms – which is close to the historic Mayflower Steps on the Barbican – has a varied afternoon tea menu that features traditional savoury and sweet options, as well as vegan and gluten-free teas, and a selection specifically for children. In the summer months, guests can enjoy their afternoon tea in the walled garden. Expect mouthwatering dishes from chefs Louise O’Keefe and Gemma Ferguson.


The Hidden Treasure Tea Room, Exeter

The Hidden Treasure Tea Room’s vintage vibe is an experience in itself. It’s like stepping back in time with a 1930’s inspired menu that’s complemented by netted doilies, colourful bunting and the most floral fine china known to man. The staff have even dressed the part! Everyone is catered for here, with a selection of sweet or savoury afternoon teas, as well as an amuse-bouche on arrival.


Nelly May’s Parlour, Ilfracombe

Loved by those in the area, afternoon tea at this traditional Devon tea room feels like a visit to grandma’s house. With the endless amount of cakes and snacks to choose from, all served in a cosy atmosphere, this is an award-winning parlour. When you visit, keep an eye out for the window display, which is changed regularly to entertain locals and show events happening in the area.


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