Afternoon Tea in Devon

We all know Devon is famous for its Cream Tea, but that isn't where the culinary magic ends - why not try a local Afternoon Tea for a truly extravagant experience? 

Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea? 

Afternoon Tea was invented by a Duchess who felt like there was too long a wait between lunch and dinner and would have her staff bring her and her guests plates of sandwiches, little cakes and lots of cups of tea. While we know that a cream tea with that delicious locally sourced cream and home made jam is a really special treat, there is something very indulgent about an Afternoon Tea, especially if you're going for a special occasion. 

If you do get jam, cream and scones with your Afternoon Tea, make sure you still follow the Devon way of eating them! 

Tea for everyone

From traditional tea to wine and champagne options, there is an Afternoon Tea to suit every taste and budget in Devon - even gluten free and vegan options. 

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Enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea this June

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Where to enjoy a cream tea in Devon

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Totnes one of the UK’s best places for an Afternoon Tea

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As this week is Afternoon Tea Week, the team at carehome and retirement living organisation, Lottie, have taken on the challenge to find Britain’s best location for an Afternoon Tea and have discovered that Totnes in Devon is the 3 rd best in Britain! As the county that invented the cream tea and…

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Celebrate the Devon way this National Cream Tea Day

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If you know anything about Devon, you will know that the cream tea is a traditional delicacy, it’s true, the first ever recorded version of the cream tea was at a monastery in Tavistock. The monks would create a basic version of what we enjoy today as a simple meal for both themselves and the people…

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Where to find a cream tea in Devon

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One of the best things about coming to Devon is the chance to enjoy a real Devonshire cream tea – there’s none of this jam first malarky, plenty of locally produced, thick, fresh cream and moreish home made scones. Devon has a lot of delicacies, but when it comes to the cream tea, we do it better…

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