Did you know that this week is Afternoon Tea Week?
It’s trending all over Twitter and Facebook with the Hash tag #AfternoonTeaWeek and our guests often ask us which are the best places to visit for a Devon Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea so here is our list of the best and most popular ones locally:
Ryder’s Bakery, Dawlish Warren
Just along the road in Dawlish Warren (Turn right at Hazelwood Holiday Park entrance) . Their lovely Cream Tea’s are ready packaged – the perfect holiday lunch to pick up on the way to the beach, or stop off and sit at the tables outside and watch the world go by.
The Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren
Be seated for afternoon teas in either the Lounge, Verandah Room, Drawing Room or The Poolside Room which are all fronted by magnificent Victorian cast iron colonial verandah with spectacular sea views towards the Exe estuary. (Turn right as you leave Hazelwood Holiday Park and then right again, up the hill into Mount Pleasant Road where The Langstone Cliff Hotel is sign posted on the left).
The Farm Shop, Dawlish Warren
If you don’t want to change out of your beach gear and prefer a casual stop off, these guys have a good rating on Trip Advisor for their Devon Cream Tea’s and the cooked breakfasts are not to be missed either. They’ve just been given a Taste of the West Gold award for 2016. Seating inside the cafe and and picnic style benches outside. (Turn right as you leave Hazelwood Holiday Park and then right again, up the hill and keep going until you come to The Farm Shop on the left hand side at the bend in Warren Road.
Gay’s Creamery, Dawlish town centre
This shop is a bit of a legend round these parts. Popular for their ice creams with a dollop of clotted cream and a chocolate flake, they also have a very good reputation for Devon Cream Teas. You will find them packaged up in the chiller cabinet ready for you to take away, or why not sit at their tables by the Brook in Dawlish and enjoy watching the Black Swans swimming past. Gay’s Creamery will even post their cream teas if you would like to send them to friends and family (good news if you can’t live without their Cream Tea’s once you get home).
Old Mill Tea Rooms, Dawlish town centre
The Old Mill Tea Room is a family run business. The Tea Room used to be a working flour mill and the huge waterwheel outside turns daily. Inside you can view the internal mill workings and read about the history of the mill. You can also view some old photographs of Dawlish, currently on loan from Dawlish museum. Relax and unwind in the outside seating area with a traditional home-made Devon Cream Tea, Cheese Scones or Afternoon Tea.
Daisy’s Tea Room, Dawlish town centre
Think again kid’s if you thought cream tea’s were something your Granny would enjoy more than you…behold the Chocolate Cream Tea! Daisy’s Tea Room specialty; Chocolate scones with clotted cream and chocolate spread, served with a hot chocolate. On The Strand in Dawlish, overlooking The Lawn, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this Tea Room with a large selection of home-made cakes and their traditional Devon Cream Tea, and also High Tea (pictured). Main seating is inside but there are a couple of tables outside too.
Home Kitchen, Dawlish town centre
Home Kitchen is the cafe to go to for a Gluten-Free Cream tea. They have a good reputation locally for their wide range of gluten-free meals and snacks. Situated in Piermont Place, they have now been awarded the prestigious Good Food Award for 2016.
Central @ Dawlish Warren
Why not celebrate right here at Hazelwood Holiday Park and have a lovely picnic by our Heron Lake. We have everything you need to put together a delicious afternoon tea at our own on-site Central convenience store; Scones, jam and fresh clotted cream, sandwiches, cakes and a selection of bubbly too.