Elsie & Fleur

The Westcountry is famous for its cream teas. Whether you pop your jam or your cream on first, and if you call them sc-owns or sc-ons, they are a delicious treat. If you’re making your way West this summer and are looking forward to some tea and scones we’ve been out and sampled some to help give you a guide to some of the region’s best. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it…

Cornwall
Stop off at one of Cornwall’s largest and leading independent garden centres, Trelawney@Wadebridge. Its Carriages Restaurant serves wonderful scones. www.trelawney.co.uk

Devon
The Arundell Arms at Lifton. The hotel has been owned and run since 1961 by the Fox-Edwards family and offers country sports and tea in wonderful surroundings. www.arundellarms.com

Wiltshire
For a luxury yet homemade afternoon tea served on a tiered cake stand try the Manor House Hotel near Bath. In the run up to Wimbledon they were serving (no pun intended) raspberry and almond tennis ball tart. That’s definitely got to be in www.manorhouse.co.uk.

Written by Capella Rew — July 04, 2014

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