Celebrating Afternoon Tea Week in Devon!

Posted by Emily on 08th August 2017

Coastal, Events, Food and Drink

afternoon tea week

It's national Afternoon Tea Week from the 14th-20th of August and here at Stay In Devon, we are quite partial to a good scone or two topped with lashings of cream and jam. We enjoy them so much we decided we just had to do some research and choose our top favourite tea rooms in Devon.  Serving the cream of the crop when it comes to afternoon tea, we've listed our favourites below.

The Treasury, Plymouth

This Plymouth ‘treasure' serves up a gorgeous traditional afternoon tea with delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones, a great selection of cakes, and petit four chocolates, all washed down with a pot of hot steaming tea. For the added fun factor to your afternoon treat there is also the option to enjoy a Sparkling Afternoon Tea. Swap the tea in your fine china pot for a glass of bubbling Prosecco, or request the pot to be filled with your favourite cocktail instead and enjoy sipping from fine vintage china teacups.

The Hidden Treasure Tea Room, Exeter

The Hidden Treasure Tea Room is a beautiful setting, large enough for group afternoon tea celebrations, parties or baby showers. Your afternoon tea begins with savoury sandwiches, delicious scones, and cakes to follow, and ends with handmade petit fours. Enjoy all of these delights with organic Fairtrade coffee or satisfying loose leaf tea. Fancy cake forks, vintage china, and crisp linen napkins all add to the experience. The friendly staff are happy to assist with and recommend alternative vegan and gluten free options too.

Tea on the Green, Westward Ho!

Retro, funky and unique, Tea on the Green is a family run tea room with eye-catching interiors and a Hollywood feel. A high tea here includes delicious rolls bursting with tasty fillings, mini cakes, choice, homemade savoury, or quiche and huge scones. This will fill any rumbling tum and you'll enjoy the fun and quirky teapots that deliver your favourite hot beverage. This small tea room also boasts various cream teas named after famous stars such as The Hepburn, The Grant, and The Taylor.

Angels Tea Room, Babbacombe

A wonderful tea room with a gorgeous garden courtyard to relax and indulge in delicious treats. Lace table cloths and bone chine teacups add to the atmosphere of this traditional English haven. The Angelic Tea for two is a delight and includes sandwiches, cinnamon toast, flavoured homemade scones, cakes, and that must-have pot of hot tea. With the added advantage of stunning views of Lyme Bay, spend an afternoon in this quaint, cosy and extremely popular tea room.

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