The judges were also impressed by the variety and amount of sandwiches, crumpets, scones and delicious cakes and were won over by the excellent selection of teas and the staff’s exceptional knowledge – all criteria I look for when writing my travel guides as well.
I’ve noticed that when visiting countryside tearooms in this area, as well as Devonshire and Cornwall, guests are rewarded with scones with generous amounts of clotted cream and jam. It’s almost more than you can eat. But, you can always take away the leftovers to enjoy on the way back to your accommodations. It’s amazing how good a cold scone taste at 10pm when you’re pouring over guidebooks to plan the next day’s itinerary. You can’t get clotted cream like this back in America so you might as well enjoy it while you can – just don’t tell your cardiologist!
See more of The Tea Maestro’s UK tea recommendations in the latest edition of his Great Tea Rooms of Britain or Tea in the