Devon Food, Drink and Local Information - Blog
Mothers Day Hamper Rush March 13, 2015 10:53
Our first experience of Mothers Day has been busy with lots of cream tea hampers being sent out this Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you to everyone who bought one, hopefully all the mums receiving their Mothers Day gift hampers will love how original the present is.
Fruit scone cream teas proved popular this year, and why not have fruit instead of plain scones with a cream tea.
We'll leave the Mothers Day category on our website to be developed further as a section for female focused gifts.
Mothers Day Afternoon Tea Ideas for Dartmoor March 05, 2015 09:21
Although we believe a Mothers Day hamper from us makes for an excellent Mothers Day present, you can't beat spending quality time together so with that in mind we recently produced a guest blog for http://www.dartmooraccommodation.co.uk/ on where to take your mum for afternoon tea on Dartmoor and thought we would share the article.
Here is a list of 5 places to take your mum for an afternoon tea on Dartmoor this Mothers Day:
1. Primrose Cottage Tea Room, Lustleigh
Nestled in the Wrey Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, Primrose Tea Rooms resides in the picturesque village of Lustleigh. They offer delicious Devon cream teas, home-made cakes and light lunches in a stunning rural setting. www.travelsignposts.com rated them as one of the ‘Top 10 places for cream teas in Devon and Cornwall’. You can choose from five different flavours of jam and have the option of plain or fruit scones. If your mum isn’t the only loved one invited, Primose Tea Room is also dog friendly both inside the Tea Rooms and in the Tea Garden. You could always pop in after completing this Lustleigh Cleave walk.
2. Bovey Castle, North Bovey
Bovey Castle, set in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, was named ‘one of the top six places to have afternoon tea in the UK’ by Red Magazine. Enjoy warm scones, delicate finger sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and a selection of teas in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the gardens. For Mothers Day itself, Bovey Castle are offering a set three course lunch, which will no doubt be very popular, however you can buy afternoon tea gift vouchers from £25PP through their website for use at a later date.
3. Badgers Holt, Dartmeet
Once an old fishing lodge, Badgers Holt nestles at the foot of Yar Tor, at the famous beauty spot where the east and west tributaries of the River Dart meet. Badgers Holt specialises in Devonshire cream teas, with a secret scone recipe exclusive to the restaurant for over 60 years, making them an easy pick for our devon cream tea best 50 list. They also offer homemade traditional fruit, cheese and gluten free scones. If you fancy lunch, there are plenty of good value savoury options available. After your meal, why not take a picturesque walk along a footpath that follows the East River Dart.
4. Tor Royal, Princetown
Tor Royal is a homely bed and breakfast set in a beautiful Grade II-listed building. It sits in an unspoilt region of Dartmoor, where War Horse was filmed. Their High Tea consists of dainty sandwiches, scones and a selection of cakes and fancies. The price for a full High Tea is £14PP and can be booked for a specific date through their website, although you may need to call for Mothers Day bookings.
5. The Old Forge Cafe and Restaurant, Chagford
The Old Forge is a beautiful converted blacksmith’s forge in the heart of Chagford serving the highest quality local and homemade food and drink whether it’s for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Cream teas are £5.75 and come with two large homemade scones, local clotted cream, award-winning local strawberry jam, and a pot of loose-leaf tea or coffee of your choice. They also offer a number of full afternoon tea options starting from £18 for two people.
See our Afternoon Tea in Devon page for more information.