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Cream tea and Sunday roast recommendations wanted (Devon & Cornwall)


Upcoming visit to Devon & Cornwall in late September & early October.

Cream Tea:
During our visit, we'd like to have one or more cream teas in Devon and one or more cream teas in Cornwall. To compare and contrast, for scientific purposes, obviously.

Sunday roast:
We are hoping to find a good Sunday roast somewhere between Torquay and Tintagel. We're going to be ready for lunch closer to Tintagel than Torquay, and may be on the A395 around that time, so recommendations for places in the "greater Tintagel area" (lol) would be much appreciated. We are willing to travel a few miles off our main route for a good Sunday roast. Bonus points for it being a country or small village pub :-)

Many thanks for any pointers!


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Every tea shop in every town and village will do cream tea, so really it’s difficult to make a recommendation without knowing where you’ll be. The quality of the scones is probably the key thing (the clotted cream is usually a little tub of Rodda’s) so best would usually be at a bakery. Or if you’re self-catering, it’s very easy to buy the makings and do it at home.

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National Trust properties usually do good cream teas, but any cafe in the country offers cream teas. I can’t remember the last time I had a bad one.

By contrast, I haven’t had a Sunday roast out for more than a decade - it’s something best cooked at home. None of my friends have Sunday roasts out either. Avoid pub chains particularly Wetherspoons.

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Morrisons supermarket cafes do cream tea for £2.99

There's a reason they do them for £2.99!

To the OP, I wouldn't recommend a Morrisons cream tea, far from the experience you are looking for unless the idea of a stark, garish, supermarket cafe serving low quality food is the experience you're looking for!

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Thanks for the input, everyone!

National Trust properties tending to do good cream teas is a good tip.
We might look to see if there is a cream tea on offer at the Minack Theatre (the food & drink portion of the website has a cream tea photo)

For Sunday roast, we sadly don't have the option of making our own :-) and one of our party will be new to UK travel and we thought a Sunday roast would be a fun thing to do. We're researching Sunday roasts in the area around Tintagel