Top places for a cream tea in Cornwall
16 September 2019
When it comes to holidaying in Cornwall, indulging in a proper Cornish cream tea is a must. Whether you’re visiting the north or south coast of the county, here’s our pick of some of the best places to tuck into a cream tea.
Rectory Farm Tea Rooms
Just a stone’s throw from Burn Coastal Retreat, in the charming village of Morwenstow, you’ll find the 13th century Rectory Farm Tea Rooms. With open fires, slate floors, and antique furnishings, this quaint little tea room has heaps of character and serves a range of homemade cakes, scones, jams, pasties, and much more.
This family-run restaurant and delicatessen can be found in Tintagel. With a large sunny courtyard, Charlie’s is the perfect place for a Cornish cream tea in the sunshine, and in 2018, they even scooped a Cornwall Life Food & Drink Award. Opt for the traditional clotted cream and jam, or choose their cheese scones with homemade fruit chutney and Cornish butter.
De Wynns is the oldest coffee shop in Falmouth and so it’s almost fitting that it should serve a top notch cream tea. You’ll find the historic building nestled in the heart of one of the town’s most famous streets, making it the perfect place for a post-shopping pick me up.
As well as offering a great selection of light lunches, tapas, and home-made cakes and pastries, Olive’s cafe in St Ives also happens to offer a fabulous cream tea. It’s located in a quaint side street that’s a lot quieter than the rest of town, which means it’s the ideal place to while away an afternoon.
Cherry Trees Coffee House
At Cherry Tree Coffee House, you can tuck into a proper Cornish cream tea while overlooking Padstow harbour. As well as a traditional cream tea with clotted cream and Boddington’s jam, they offer a Ploughman’s cream tea complete with cheese scones, hand-carved ham and apple chutney. And, of course, you could always upgrade your pot of tea to a glass of Prosecco…
Fancy paying a visit to one (or even several) of these fabulous Cornish tea rooms? Don’t forget, it’s always jam first!