Devon Cream Teas

Best Places To Enjoy A Devon Cream Tea

When visiting South Devon, you cannot leave without sampling one of our local delicacies, the Devon cream tea.

It is very easy to find a delicious Devon cream tea on the English Riviera, served exactly in the traditional way – which means that you will get dainty sandwiches and scrummy cakes alongside your scones, cream and jam.

There are variations of how a cream tea should be eaten through various counties in the South West. In Devon, the tradition is to split the scone in two, cover each half with clotted cream, and then add strawberry jam on top. Although we all have various ways of eating these, one thing is for sure – they taste fantastic!

We have handpicked our top 5 ‘not to be missed’ places on the English Riviera to enjoy a delightful Devon cream tea.


Angels Tea Rooms, Babbacombe

This tea room is a little taste of heaven in a lovely part of Devon and bustles from the moment the doors are open. They serve everything on fine bone china and their home-made scone and elegant Devon cream teas are to die for. They have a lovely but small garden courtyard which has stunning views across Lyme Bay and dogs are also welcome on the outside terrace too.

Top tip – The tearoom is quite small and is very popular with locals and visitors to the area so I would highly recommend pre-booking a table.

Guard House Cafe, Brixham

The Guardhouse Café offers superb locally sourced food and drink in one of the South Coast’s most stunning locations, Berry Head Nature Reserve with panoramic views over the South Devon Coastline.

The guardhouse completed in 1802, was used by the troops defending the fortress. There has been a tea room in the Guardhouse for over 100 years and as well as serving some delightful cream teas, they also boast a full menu which most ingredients are local sourced.

Pier Point, Torquay

Perfectly positioned on Torquay promenade overlooking the sea, Pier Point is the perfect place to enjoy a Devon cream tea. It boasts a lovely enclosed outdoor terrace with tables and chairs, literally metres away from the sea wall which maximises the breath-taking views over Torbay.

The English Riviera is full of dining al-fresco options and Pier Point does not disappoint. Enjoy indulging in the grand sport of peoplewatching or simply sit back, relax and listen to the Palm trees sway in the gentle breeze.



Weavers’ Cottage Tea Shoppe, Cockington Village

Step inside this authentic 18th century cottage or into the beautiful sun kissed walled courtyard garden. When visiting Weavers’ Cottage Tea Shoppe you can enjoy a light lunch, speciality Cream Tea, Ice Cream Sundae or homemade Cake, or just indulge in a gourmet coffee, deep in the heart of the historic village of Cockington on the outskirts of Torquay.

After your cream tea, take a stroll and visit Cockington Court Craft Centre at the heart of Cockington Country Park where you can shop for a unique gift.  You’ll find everything from glass blowers making richly-coloured giftware to artists creating distinctive sculptures, along with leather goods, ceramics, jewellery and art installations. Note, Weavers’ Cottage will reopen from March 2024.

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