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Afternoon Tea - Sumptuous Scones, Sticky Jam and Clotted Cream in Devon

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With its beautiful countryside, stunning coastlines and historic cities, Devon really is the perfect setting to indulge in afternoon tea.

Dainty sandwiches, warm fluffy scones served with clotted cream and jam, a variety of homemade cakes and pastries and a pot of tea. What better way to spend an afternoon?

Explore some of our top picks in the county from coast, country and city spots.


Salcombe Harbour

Salcombe Harbour afternoon tea with a coastal view

Enjoy afternoon tea with stunning views of Salcombe estuary at The Jetty restaurant. Relax in the lounge or out on the terrace to experience the spectacular views. Served every day between 3pm - 5pm.
Champagne upgrade available!

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

Royal York & Faulkner elegant lounge

Served daily in either the elegant York Lounge overlooking the sea and Esplanade, or the comfortable and beautifully furnished Reading Room, enjoy a selection of the chef’s homemade cakes and freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam.

Lympstone Manor

Lympstone Manor afternoon tea

Enjoy the full Devon afternoon tea experience  in one of the beautiful lounges or, in fine weather, outdoors on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary. A flûte or two or a bottle of MC Champagne or local Devon sparkling really is the icing on the cake at Lympstone!

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel afternoon tea

Whether you’re sat out on the al fresco terrace with panoramic views, or relaxing in the comfortable lounge, a Devonshire afternoon tea is a wonderful treat at Sidmouth Harbour Hotel.
Champagne upgrade available.

Langstone Cliff

Langstone Cliff afternoon tea

The Hotel’s large and comfortable public rooms are the ideal spot for taking afternoon tea. With a choice of the lounge, verandah room, drawing room and poolside room, all of which are fronted by Victorian a cast iron colonial verandah with it’s spectacular sea views across the hotel lawns towards the Exe Estuary and English Channel. Add a touch of sparkle with pink sparkling wine.


Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club

Highbullen Hotel afternoon tea

Serving afternoon tea in The Morning Room, The Drawing Room, The Glassed Terrace of the Drawing Room, The Cellars Restaurant, Terrace and Bar and the spectacular lawns in front of the Manor House, with their sweeping views down the Mole Valley, with Exmoor in the distance.

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle afternoon tea

Considered the most civilised treat of the day at Bovey Castle, afternoon tea is a speciality for them. Enjoy in their Great Western restaurant or in the summer months, on the terrace overlooking the hotel’s gardens.

Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club

Woodbury Park Hotel afternoon tea

Their Terrace Bar & Grill provides the best indoor atmosphere to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in Devon in a relaxing setting. Better still, if you wish to fully experience the picturesque views surrounding Woodbury Park, you can take afternoon tea outside overlooking the golf course. Both options provide the best atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing afternoon away from the city grind in the Devon countryside.
Why not try their new Gin High Tea? A full afternoon tea experience with a premium gin served with a fever tree mixer and the perfect garnish.

Ilsington Country House Hotel

Ilsington afternoon tea

Choose from traditional, celebration, savoury or Islington Special afternoon tea. Children’s afternoon tea is also available for little ones and gluten free scones are available on request!

Boringdon Hall Hotel

Boringdon Hall Hotel afternoon tea

So many options to choose from at Boringdon! From traditional and champagne to gluten-free and vegan options, they’ve got all needs covered. If you would like to join their afternoon tea loyalty club, simply pick up a loyalty club card from reception when you arrive, collect the stamps, and once you've completed the set of 9, receive a limited edition Boringdon Hall teacup and saucer.

The Bedford Hotel

The Bedford Hotel afternoon tea

The birthplace of Devon Cream Tea! Afternoon tea at The Bedford is a treat not to be missed. Enjoy a classic Devon cream tea complete with local strawberry jam and rich clotted cream, or push the boat out and order their full afternoon tea (with a glass of Prosecco perhaps?)


Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin Exeter afternoon tea

Available as a gift experience, Hotel Du Vin’s afternoon tea for two is a treat for the eyes. Imagine sweet treats of knickerbocker glory, lemon meringue pie, raspberry and dark chocolate teacakes and rhubarb and custard doughnuts, topped off with homemade apple sandy floss...

Reed Hall

Reed Hall afternoon tea

Afternoon tea can be taken on the lawn or in the cosy surroundings of the house, both perfectly fitting for this quintessential English traditional treat.
Upgrade to sparkling afternoon tea with Prosecco or Champagne.

Cheers to afternoon tea in Devon! 

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