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Cream of the Crop

This is an intensely personal question, and we understand if you don’t feel comfortable telling us in public, but we need to know…

…are you a jam first or cream first person?

Actually, it tastes delicious either way! Cream teas are an essential part of life in Cornwall, and we’ve done our research into where you can get Truro’s best scone, cream and jam combo during a stay at Merchant House.


Charlotte’s Teahouse

Central, full of character and a superb cream tea to boot – Charlotte’s Tea House is the place to visit for those who feel at home on the high street, Boscawen Street to be exact.

Having been presented an award of excellence from the UK Tea Guild, paying a visit to the Victorian inspired tearoom should be a no-brainer, especially as the staff dress in olde-worlde costume to match their vintage surroundings.

Authentic Rodda’s cream, fluffy scones and wonderfully sweet jam accompany panoramic views of Truro’s main shopping street, what else do you need?


Gracey’s Tearoom

Head to Castle Street (just down the hill from the train station) and you’ll find Gracey’s Tearoom: a quiet, low-key sanctuary to indulge in the sweet treat of our fair county.

Served with loose tea from the Tregothnan Estate, thick clotted cream (the thicker the better in our opinion) and adding Roskilly’s special cream tea jam to the equation they’re certainly presenting something special to your plate!



Oh my word, this is it. THE MOTHERLOAD.

On the outskirts of Truro is the Tregothnan Estate, and a visit to the private cabin after a tour of Cornwall’s largest historic garden should be on the top of the list for all cream tea (or even just tea) enthusiasts; their rare ‘Kea Plum Jam’ is said to be “the most divine and dark rich jam”, sounds delicious!


We’ve always got food on our minds, so check out our other blog posts for restaurant reviews, and please let us know if you find somewhere amazing we should feature!