When you’re visiting Cornwall it’s all about one thing… we might have stunning sandy beaches, picturesque scenery, incredible coastal walks and famous Poldark filming locations to brag about but let’s be honest…. It’s all about the humble scone and we’re mighty proud of it too! It seems that every restaurant and café is offering a Cornish cream tea nowadays so we’ve tried and tested to tell you our favourites (seriously, we’re that good to you!) What’s more, we promise to update this each year so we can continue to recommend only the best (goodness we work hard!)
When visiting Falmouth be sure to visit this vintage themed gem! A vintage tea room by day and a flapper’s delight by night, enjoy a Cornish cream tea by day (or thunder and lightning – yum!) and cocktails served in teapots at night! Now we know this is a cream tea blog and we’re trying not to digress but if you visit for tapas in the evening, the crab crumble served with warm French bread is a must!
Trevaskis Farm is known for two things: Sunday roast and cake. They are also known for massive portions so make sure you go with an appetite! The cakes are all homemade each day and their scones are delicious, always with lots of cream which is needed!
Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay is spectacular for the views alone! Situated on the Pentire headland, the view is sublime and on a good day you can sit outside and bask in the sun. The scones are baked to perfection and lovely if you’re in Newquay for the afternoon!
Trebah, on the outskirts of Falmouth is a stunning garden and named one of the greatest in the world. Once you’ve witnessed the incredible plants, the picturesque Monet-esque bridge over the lake and the private beach, you’ll be relieved to rest your feet and indulge in one of our favourite cream teas at Planters Café at Trebah. In good weather sit outside and listen to the birds, it’s really beautiful and the scones are lovely too, fluffy and crisp, ready to be smothered in Cornish clotted cream!
Berryfields Farm near Padstow
A lesser known spot but raved about on Trip Advisor, this family run tea room receives rave reviews with good reason! Not only are the scones up there with the best in Cornwall, they are even heart shaped! Sit al fresco in the summer or in the conservatory when it’s windy or drizzly, Berryfields is in the middle of nowhere but it’s a destination of its own and people travel far and wide just to sample their famous cream teas!
What do you think? Have we missed somewhere on our list? Where is your favourite place to enjoy a scone with a fresh dollop of cream and homemade jam? And more importantly… jam or cream first? Jam obviously! We’re proper Cornish after all!