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Afternoon Tea Recommendations in Devon

When in Devon, what makes more sense than to indulge in a true Devon afternoon tea. Delicious patisserie, sandwiches, fresh handmade scones, local jam, and lashings of clotted cream, there are so many great options in the county that it was created. Check out our afternoon tea recommendations below. Make sure you book!

Borringdon Hall Hotel, Plymouth

It is no secret that they love afternoon tea at Boringdon Hall. They take care, time, and passion to create indulgently wonderful ones. Offering a wide selection of options, from the traditional, to champagne, vegan and gluten-free, they can cater for the whole group! Whether you want to take some indulgent me time or you are looking to surprise a loved one with a memorable experience, book one and enjoy! They also host themed afternoon teas on certain dates, so be sure to check out their website to find out more.

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor

Treat your tastebuds at Bovey Castle. Offering a variety of afternoon teas, from traditional to champagne and children’s options, they can cater to the whole family. Tuck into freshly baked scones, delicate sandwiches, and other homemade sweet treats. Why not make it a day trip; start with a hike on the moors before relaxing and enjoying the view with some sweet delicacies.

Harbour Hotel, Salcombe

Afternoon tea is one of those great British traditions that they love and do very well at the Harbour Hotel. Perched on the edge of the Salcombe estuary, treat yourself to an afternoon of watching the boats sail by as you dine on sweet delicacies. Offering everything from traditional to champagne afternoon teas, decide how much you want to indulge.

Seven Dials Café, Cockington

Serving delicious afternoon and cream teas, Seven Dials is the perfect spot for an afternoon of indulging. All their ingredients are locally sourced, and their scones are homemade each day.  Explore the quaint village and grounds before relaxing with a Devon tradition. You can even bring your pooch along for the fun!

The Grand Hotel, Torquay

A visit to Torquay isn’t complete without an afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel. Offering sweet, savoury, gluten-free, and sparkling variations, they can cater for everyone. Experience with friends or family; spend quality time together and create a memorable afternoon. And if it’s your birthday, enjoy afternoon tea on them (T&Cs apply)!

Tudor Rose Tearooms and Garden, Plymouth

Located on the Barbican, on one of the oldest streets in Plymouth, enjoy freshly baked scones and loose-leaf teas. Providing everything from the traditional and savoury, to vegan and gluten-free options, they can cater to all dietary requirements (when booking). They even offer children’s tea plates too! Explore the Barbican and work up an appetite learning the local history before indulging at the Tearooms. It is truly the perfect day out!

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