10 places to have a Cornish cream tea
The famous Cornish cream tea is a must-do while in Cornwall. Here are 10 places recommended by the Visit Cornwall team. Do you have any great recommendations? Let us know by commenting at at the bottom of the page.
Lewinnick Lodge – Newquay
With jaw dropping coastal views and a very generous dollop of delicious clotted cream, my top place for a Cornish cream tea has got to be Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay. It's perched on the Pentire headland cliff-tops with panoramic sea views, the Cornish scones here are light and fluffy, yet big enough to fill you up. With this in mind, after your food and a cold Cornish cider, walk along the coastal path and take a stroll on the world famous Fistral beach.
Lowenna Pascoe, Digital Marketing Executive
Trevaskis Farm – near Camborne
Trevaskis Farm is just outside Camborne and is great for a perfect family day out (come rain or shine) where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables grown on site. Their generous homemade Cream Tea is an ideal treat after fruit picking and if a cream tea isn’t your thing then there are plenty of other delicious treats on offer. Visit the Farm Shop on your way out and pick up some local produce.
Anna Druce – Festival and events co-ordinator
The Fowey Hotel - Fowey
For a cream tea with a side order of unbeatable views, you have to go to The Fowey Hotel. You can enjoy views of the town Fowey and the river out to sea, all while devouring an authentic Cornish cream tea with a generous dollop of clotted cream. Plus you’ll be in good company; Daphne du Maurier regularly enjoyed Afternoon Teas with her mentor, the academic and writer Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, at The Fowey Hotel.
Hannah Amos – PR Assistant
Angelique’s Tea Room – Port Isaac
Step back in time at the lovely, shabby–chic Angelique’s Tea Room in Port Isaac (near the upper car park). Home-baked scones are served with local plum jam and Cornish clotted cream and displayed on an impressive cake stand. The cream teas use pretty china crockery, traditional tablecloths and a leaf-tea tea pot. There’s an outside veranda and two cottage-style rooms with delightful window tables. Angelique’s selection of homemade cakes and the crab sandwiches are also highly recommended.
Bob Northey – Digital Marketing Executive
Polpeor Café – Helston
The Polpeor Café is pretty good! It’s a traditional little café right on Lizard Point, and they do traditional style food very well. If you did not fancy a cream tea you could have a knickerbocker glory, or a doughnut with apple and blackberry compote. Try to find a table on the terrace, which has glorious views out to sea. And being located at Britain’s most southerly point, it’s often sunnier here than elsewhere in Cornwall.
Joke Snel – Festival and Events Co-ordinator
St Benet's Abby Tea Room - Bodmin
The tearoom and tea garden is in the tranquil and relaxing St Benet's Abbey – a 15th century abbey in Lanivet, near Bodmin, which is a little off the beaten track and a really lovely spot to stop off for a couple of hours.
Lauren Hogan – Digital Marketing Manager
Siblyback Lake Café - near Liskeard
Siblyback café is at Siblyback Lake and Country Park near Liskeard and serves locally sourced produce full of variety and is popular with walkers, families and those simply enjoying the lakeside views. Relax after the morning’s activities with an afternoon cream tea with a delicious helping of Trewithen clotted cream. They also serve a range of refreshing juices from Cornish Orchards including apple juice, elderflower pressé and lemonade
Nicky Miller, Digital Marketing Executive
Trebah Garden – Mawnan Smith near Falmouth
After a stomp around the lush gardens and a spot of stone skimming from the private beach on the Helford River, Cornish Cream Teas are gloriously guilt free at Trebah Garden’s Planters Cafe. The warm scones are light yet crusty, and the pots of jam and Cornish clotted cream deliciously generous (and oh so tempting for my three year olds sticky fingers). As for the tea, it’s Tregothan of course! Bagsie a table on the outside terrace and you can share your crumbs with cute little feathered friends who pop in to enjoy Trebah.
Julia Hughes, PR Executive
Lakeside Café – Newquay
The Lakeside Café at Newquay Boating Lake is the perfect spot when out and about with the whole family. Explore flora and fauna in Newquay’s gardens, feed the ducks beside the lake or take a stroll to Trenance Leisure Centre where crazy golf, tennis, kids playground, miniature railway and Water World are all at hand. The Cornish cream teas here are served with yummy strawberry jam and a large dollop of Rodda’s cream, they can be served either chilled or if you prefer like I do, warm. Be sure to head back for an evening meal, the menu and specials board never seems to disappoint.
Lowenna Pascoe, Digital Marketing Executive
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