40 of the best Afternoon Teas in Devon

Updated: 17 May 2019

Afternoon Tea in Devon

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Where better to indulge in an afternoon tea than Devon, with its beautiful countryside, glorious north and south Devon coastlines and historic cities of Exeter, Plymouth and Torquay.

Here we have listed Devonshire hotels offering quality afternoon teas and detailed the price, location and a bit about each venue.

NOTE - Prices were correct at the time of writing but will change overtime.

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Dartmoor & West Devon Afternoon Teas

Bovey Castle
North Bovey, TQ13 8RE
Price: From £35 PP (May 19)

Bovey Castle, set in Dartmoor National Park, was named as one of the top six places to have Afternoon Tea in the UK by Red Magazine. Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the gardens, including warm scones, delicate finger sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and a selection of teas.

Gidleigh Park
Chagford, TQ13 8HH
Price: From £37.50 PP (May 19)

Gidleigh Park is a beautiful Tudor style country house hotel set in an idyllic location within Dartmoor National Park on the banks of the North Teign River. It is a perfect place to savour culinary delights prepared by award-winning, Executive Head Chef Michael Caines MBE, using the finest local produce. Afternoon Tea, served daily from 3.30pm - 5pm, has limited availability so booking is essential.

Hotel Endsleigh
Milton Abbot, PL19 0PQ
Price: From £25 PP (May 19)

Designed by Jeffry Wyatville for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1811, Hotel Endsleigh is a stunning Grade I historic house set in 108 acres of fairytale woodland and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Afternoon Tea includes finger sandwiches, tea or coffee, freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jam and a selection of cakes.

Lewtrenchard Manor
Okehampton, EX20 4PN
Price: From £21 PP (May 19)

Nestled in a secluded valley beneath Dartmoor’s wild tors, and virtually untouched by time, Lewtrenchard Manor is located in a magnificent setting. Steeped in history, this Jacobean manor dates back to the early 1600s and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Indulge in an Afternoon Tea for two at this true country house hotel for a delicious tea time treat to remember.

Mill End Hotel
Chagford, TQ13 8JN
Price: From £19.95 PP (May 19)

A Dartmoor hotel on the banks of Devon's majestic River Teign, Mill End Hotel and Restaurant is your perfect Country House hideaway. Just outside the ancient moorland town of Chagford it's surrounded by miles of walking, fishing and breathtaking scenery.

Moorland Garden Hotel
Yelverton, PL20 6DA
Price: From £18.95 PP (May 19)

Located in 'War Horse' country, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, just minutes away from Plymouth city centre, Tavistock and close to the border with Cornwall, Moorland Garden Hotel includes nine acres of stunning and tranquil moorland garden. Enjoy a special Afternoon Tea with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, cakes and of course homemade scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, served with your choice of tea.

Eastgate Cafe and Brasserie
Tavistock PL19 0BW
Price: £10.95 PP (May 19)

Eastgate Cafe and Brasserie is idyllically situated just a few short paces from the Tavistock town centre and is right next to the River Tavy. There is a large outdoor terrace alongside the river which is a must during the summer and great for dog walkers. Eastgate Cafe and Brasserie serves afternoon tea with fresh home-made scones, a choice of sandwiches and a selection of Mini Treats.

The Bedford Hotel
Tavistock, PL19 8BB
Price: £14 PP (May 19)

The Bedford Hotel is located in the heart of the market town of Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The Bedford Hotel originally formed part of Tavistock’s Benedictine Abbey, the birthplace of Devon cream tea in the 11th century. Afternoon tea is served everyday 3pm – 5pm.

Two Bridges Hotel
Two Bridges, Dartmoor PL20 6SW
Price: £16.50 PP (May 19)

The Two Bridges Hotel is perched on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River, with jaw-dropping countryside and bracing walks in every direction. Warm scones, dainty sandwiches, tempting cakes - all home made, and served in the comfort of the hotel's lounges (beside a crackling log fire in the cooler months), or on the terrace outside.

Exeter & East Devon Afternoon Teas

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Hotel Riviera
Sidmouth, EX10 8AY
Price: From £19.95 PP (May 19)

Hotel Riviera, with its echoes of the South of France and prime position on the seafront, is the choice for the discerning in search of relaxation and quieter pleasures. It's elegant lounges and terrace offer a most relaxing way to enjoy Afternoon Tea which is served daily between 3.00pm and 5.30pm.

Magdalen Chapter
Exeter, EX2 4HY
Price: From £22.50 PP (May 19)

The hotel in Exeter offers a wide range of locations to sit and enjoy a Cream Tea or full Afternoon Tea. Guests can take up residence in the Library which overlooks the beautiful gardens, the Lounge which has floor to ceiling windows making it a beautiful bright space, or on warmer days, guests can opt to have their Afternoon Tea in the The Garden.

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel
Sidmouth, EX10 8RU
Price: From £15.95 PP (May 19)

The former Westcliff Hotel, now the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel, is a picture perfect retreat all year round. This charming Victorian hotel enjoys breath-taking panoramic views that take in the majestic red cliffs of Sidmouth, sparkling Lyme Bay and rolling green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. Full Afternoon Tea for two people can be enjoyed with beautiful views in the Harding's Restaurant.

Café Rouge Exeter
Exeter EX1 1LL
Price: £12.50 (May 19)

Located in central Exeter opposite Princesshay Café Rouge Exeter can provide an afternoon treat whilst taking a break from shopping. Enjoy delectable cakes, Valhrona chocolate mousse, fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam and their famous Croque Monsieur.

The Belmont Hotel
Sidmouth, EX10 8RX
Price: From £16 PP (May 19)

Only yards from the beach and the Esplanade, The Belmont Hotel in Sidmouth maintains the standards of a bygone age at this gorgeous luxury hotel.

The Salty Monk
Sidmouth, EX10 9QP
Price: From £19.50 PP (May 19)

Originally a Salt House used by the Benedictine Monks who traded salt at Exeter Cathedral, this Devon restaurant with rooms is situated in the Sid Valley just one mile from Sidmouth. The Salty Monk has a large selection of loose leaf teas and the scones and preserves are made on the premises, with the clotted cream coming from the nearby Yarty Valley.

The Victoria Hotel
Sidmouth, EX10 8RY
Price: From £17 PP (May 19)

Located in the picturesque Regency town of Sidmouth, this 4 star hotel offers outstanding views of Lyme Bay. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea from their sun lounge with huge bay windows looking out on Sidmouth’s Esplanade.

Torbay, Plymouth and South Devon Afternoon Teas

The Orestone Manor Hotel
Torquay, TQ1 4SX
Price: From £17.50 PP (May 19)

Afternoon Tea TorquayOrestone Manor is an independent family run classic country house hotel. The magnificent Georgian manor house is set in the pretty South Devon coastal village of Maidencombe. Awarded two AA rosettes for fine dining, Orestone Manor is the ideal place to enjoy an Afternoon Tea with spectacular sea views over Lyme Bay.

Angels Tea Room
Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP
Price: From £12 PP (May 19)

Angels is a popular small tea room situation on the top of Babbacombe Downs. The basic afternoon tea for two comes with a choice of two sandwiches, hot cinnamon toast, two scones with a choice of jams and clotted cream and a slice of cake of your choice.

Devon Heaven
Price: Hampers from £20

We thought we’d include our afternoon tea hampers in this guide in case you’ve found this page because you’re looking for gift ideas. Our afternoon tea hampers are sent by post across the UK via next day delivery. Check out individual product details for more information and to read our reviews.

Boringdon Hall Hotel
Plymouth, PL7 4DP
Price: From £27 PP (May 19)

Boringdon Hall Hotel is a seductive manor house hotel on the edge of Dartmoor where luxury and style come together with the drama of Elizabethan architecture. It offers a number of Afternoon Tea options including a Cream Tea with homemade scones.

Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel
Kingsbridge, TQ7 2DS
Price: From £16.95 PP (May 19)

Buckland Tout-Saints luxury country house hotel is situated in Kingsbridge in the stunning Devon South Hams, surrounded by 4½ acres of beautifully tended gardens and woodland. Enjoy the grand British tradition of a full Afternoon Tea including a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes and fancies, accompanied by fine teas.

Kitley House Hotel
Yealmpton, nr Plymouth PL8 2NW

The 500 year old country house is set in the heart of the South Devon countryside, positioned in 600 acres of unspoilt pasture and woodland. Afternoon Teas can be enjoyed in the restaurant, or if the weather is good on the terrace with views of the estate.

Salcombe Harbour Hotel
Salcombe, TQ8 8JH
Price: From £16.95 PP (May 19)

The Salcombe Harbour Hotel is one of the South West's finest luxury hotels situated in a prime location on the Salcombe Estuary. They offer a number of different Afternoon Tea options including their Jetty Cream Tea, all with spectacular views from the Terrance Restaurant overlooking the estuary.

South Sands Hotel
Salcombe, TQ8 8LJ
Price: From £17.50 PP (May 19)

A fantastic, contemporary boutique hotel on the beach in South Sands bay, just outside Salcombe, South Devon. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea stand for 2, including selection of delicate finger sandwiches, cakes and of course a Devonshire cream tea.

The Grand Hotel
Torquay, TQ2 6NT
Price: From £17.50 PP (May 19)

The 4* Grand Hotel Torquay with it’s striking Victorian architecture, elegant interiors, seafront location & AA rosette fine dining has earned it pride of place as Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. The hotel offers cream teas, high Afternoon Tea, dip and dine Afternoon Tea and group discount for Champange Afternoon Tea.

The Langdon Court Hotel
Plymouth, PL9 ODY
Price: From £15.95 PP (May 19)

Langdon Court is a stunning 16th Century Manor House nestled in one of the most beautiful locations in the renowned South Hams countryside. Enjoy a freshly prepared traditional High Tea in etiher the 2 AA Rosette Award restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the fabulous gardens.

Thurlestone Hotel
Kingsbridge, TQ7 3NN
Price: From £19.95 PP (May 19)

The Thurlestone Hotel, near Salcombe, is a luxury four star hotel with stunning coastal views in South Devon, set in 19 acres of gardens just five minutes walk from sandy beaches. From the Lounge you can enjoy a full Afternoon Tea with a selection of classic sandwiches, freshly baked scones, West Country clotted cream, strawberry preserve, homemade cakes and pastries, served with your choice of tea or coffee.

Weavers' Cottage Tea Shoppe
Cockington, TQ2 6XA

Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe is Cockington’s hidden gem. A wonderful traditional experience: Step inside an authentic 18th century cottage or into the beautiful sun kissed walled courtyard garden deep in the heart of the historic village of Cockington.

North Devon Afternoon Teas

Broomhill Art Hotel
Barnstaple, EX31 4EX
Price: From £14.50 PP (May 19)

Broomhill is positioned in a glorious valley in North Devon, surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland. Indulge yourself with Broomhill's High Tea treat which serves up a range of delicious homemade cakes, tarts, scones with cream & jam and light snacks.

Tea on the Green
Westward Ho! EX39 1LH
Price: £12 PP (May 19)

The Tea on the Green at Westward Ho is unique in that its cream teas are named after famous movie stars… The Hepburn, The Grant and The Taylor! They offer a high tea option with scones, cakes and a homemade savoury item or quiche. The Café is highly rated on Trip Advisor.

Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
Chumleigh, EX18 7JZ (summer only)
Price: From £17.50 PP (May 19)

The hotel prides itself on friendliness and welcoming service. Their award winning kitchen, with one rosette sources the entire menu locally. Afternoon Tea, only served in the summer, includes their large homemade scones.

Highbullen Hotel
Umberleigh, EX37 9HD
Price: From £20 PP (May 19)

Set in a 125 acre estate in the heart of North Devon, with far reaching views down the Mole Valley and across to Exmoor, the Highbullen Hotel is a lovely Afternoon Tea location. Enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Morning Room, The Drawing Room, The Glassed Terrace of the Drawing Room, The Cellars Restaurant, Terrace and Bar or of course the lawns in front of the Manor House.

Saunton Sands Hotel
Saunton, EX33 1LQ
Price: From £22.50 PP (May 19)

This elegant, four-star art deco hotel has a spectacular setting overlooking one of the finest beaches in Devon - a three-mile stretch of smooth sand. Their Afternoon Tea includes a choice of teas, a selection of sandwiches (think classics such as smoked salmon, cucumber, ham and cheddar), scones (plus jam and buttery clotted cream of course) and pastries.

The Imperial Hotel
Barnstaple, EX32 8NB
Price: From £16.50 PP (May 19)

The only 4 star luxury hotel in Barnstaple, the Imperial Hotel is located in the heart of the town yet it has all the tranquillity and warmth of an elegant country house set beside the River Taw. The traditional Afternoon Tea is served in the warm and cosy Terrace Lounge.

Watersmeet Hotel
Woolacombe, EX34 7EB
Price: From £22.50 PP (May 19)

Watersmeet Hotel is set on one of the finest coastal locations in the whole of the West Country, above a quiet, sandy beach, in the timeless village of Mortehoe, on Devon’s rugged North Atlantic coast. Dependent on the time of year you can enjoy your tea either on their sun trap of a terrace, the lawn or in the comfy lounge.

Our Afternoon tea hampers are sent by post and can be enjoyed from home which makes for a lovely gift for friends and family.

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1 comment

  • They’re all a bit posh for my walking group!

    Alison Thomas on

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