Devon Food, Drink and Local Information - Blog — Cream Teas

40 of the best Afternoon Teas in Devon

Updated: June 2023 Full size image. 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. For where to buy gift vouchers for afternoon tea out in Devon see this blog. NOTE - Prices were correct at the time of writing but will change overtime. Jump to North Devon Afternoon Teas Jump to Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon Afternoon Teas Jump to Exeter and...

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Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Hampers

Afternoon Tea is enjoyed by many of us whether it be with loved ones or as part of a gathering with friends, and it's not just those with special dietary requirements that require Gluten Free produce.  Sometimes it can be a lifestyle choice, for those who want to detox or to reduce the amount of Gluten in their diet. Devon Heaven Gluten Free Afternoon Tea One of the key products in our Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Hampers is of course the scones.  Local craft bakers Baked to Taste, hand make Gluten Free scones for us here in the West Country, which are best...

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Devon Gift Vouchers - 8 Ideas

Afternoon Tea Vouchers and E-Vouchers from us, Devon Heaven Everyone loves receiving presents and especially gift vouchers. Devon Heaven afternoon tea vouchers are always popular and this might be in part because of the flexibility they give the recipient to choose when to use their voucher and often what to spend it on too. Gift vouchers are a more secure option to post than money and arrive as an attractive card, creating a lasting reminder of a special gift. For busy people E-vouchers are also increasingly popular as a way of giving a gift. They can be sent quickly and easily providing you have...

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Cream Tea Poll Results - Did it Backfire?

We all know about the famous cream tea debate between Devon and Cornwall with us Devonians preferring cream teas to be served with jam on top of cream whilst the Cornish insist the cream should be on top. For many people a cream tea the other way around to their usual preference is crazy, weird and wrong. Various different arguments, scientific theories and celebrity opinions exist on the subject that divides our two counties but nowhere could we find a really large unbiased poll on the subject to settle which method is the most popular. We set our sights on creating...

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Our Guide to Clotted Cream

Clearly, we love clotted cream here at Devon Heaven and our business relies heavily on its appeal so we thought we’d take the time to learn some more about this cherished West Country creation. What makes Clotted Cream Clotted? Wikipedia describes clotted cream as: a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow's milk using steam or a water bath and then leaving it in shallow pans to cool slowly. During this time, the cream content rises to the surface and forms "clots" or "clouts". Cream has the same properties as milk but it is richer in fat. What sets...

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