5 of the best cream teas in Cornwall


Nothing say Cornwall like a cream tea - so here's our pick of five of the best places to go for a perfect Cornish cream tea

Nothing says Cornwall like scones, jam and clotted cream - jam first, of course. So here’s our pick of the best...

Rosemergy Farmhouse

Where: In the coast in between St Ives and St Just

Why? If you find yourselfoff the beaten track between lunch and dinner, you can enjoy traditional Cornish cream tea and homemade cake straight from the aga - all served with a side of spectacular sea views.

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The Elm Tree

Where: Chacewater

Why? Pick a table in the peaceful garden area and try the savoury cream tea jam-packed with Cornish cream, soft cheese and chutneys.

Camel Trail Tea Garden

Where:Between Wadebridge and Bodmin

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Why? It’s set in a beautiful apple orchard with terraced areas, and has direct access to the Camel Trail for cyclists and walkers – perfect place to enjoy a guilt–free Cornish indulgence.

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Pauline’s Creamery

Where: Newquay

Why? It’s legendary! Try walking past the scrumptious window display without being tempted by the ginormous scones and pots of jam and clotted cream. And don’t even get us started on the gooey chocolate cake and juicy carrot variety.

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Miss V’s Vintage High tea

Where: St Just-in-Roseland

Why?Small in size, the tea hut is based on the Old Nursery’ grounds next to the beautiful St Just-in-Roseland church. It’s set amongst semi-tropical gardens on the river bank of the Fal estuary and can be foundalong the coastal path to St Mawes.

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This article first appeared in Cornwall Life October 2015 issue