Where to go for a Cream Tea in Padstow

In this blog we've researched the best places to go for a cream tea when visiting Padstow in Cornwall, detailing the location, afternoon tea menu and the venues reviews.

The Cherry Trees Coffee House

Padstow Harbour Cream Tea

http://www.cherrytreescornwall.co.uk/

Location / Venue

8 Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AQ

The Cherry Tree Coffee House is a small café with inside seating that occupies a prime location in the middle of Padstow’s popular harbour.

Menu

Traditional Cornish cream tea £5.95 (2018) - two freshly baked scones, Boddington’s strawberry jam, Cornish clotted cream & a pot of Cornish tea.

They also make gluten free scones and have a wide selection of homemade cakes.

Reviews

TripAdvisor 5.0, Google 4.8

TripAdvisor reviewers regularly refer to the quality and portion size of The Cherry Tree’s homemade cakes, their lovely Cornish breakfasts and their friendly staff. Prices are judged to be as expected for a popular harbour location. It is quite small and can get fairly busy so one reviewer recommends using their takeaway counter and enjoying the food overlooking the estuary from the green just past Padstow harbour.

 

Rest A While Tea Garden

Tea Garden Near Padstow

https://en-gb.facebook.com/padstowteagarden/

Location / Venue

7 Coastguard Houses, Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW

From Rest A While’s Facebook page: A short walk (approx. 2 miles) along the coast path from Padstow. No parking facilities, but you can drive to Hawkers Cove (past Padstow Farm Shop) and keep going to the end of the road where the sign says 'No Parking or Turning Ahead'. Park anywhere there on the road and then walk through the gateway and down the hill. Follow the signs.

The beaches at the end of Padstow’s estuary are beautiful and because there is no parking directly next to them they are generally quite quiet. Rest A While Tea Garden is a residential house with seating in the back garden with stunning views across the estuary mouth. It’s the perfect location for a stop off for anyone walking the SW coast path.

Reviews

TripAdvisor 5.0, Google 4.9

Reviews focus on the beautiful view from the tea garden, the delish food, especially the cakes, cream teas and crab sandwich and the friendly service.

 

The Metropol Hotel, Padstow

Afternoon Tea in Padstow

http://the-metropole.co.uk/dining/afternoontea/

Location / Venue

Station Rd, Padstow PL28 8DB

The Metropole sits above Padstow’s harbour near Rick Stein’s Fish & Chips. It benefits from stunning views of the harbour and estuary and offers 2 AA rosette dining in its Harbour Restaurant.

Menu

Traditional Cornish Cream Tea £7.50 per person (2018) - 2 homemade scones, Homemade Strawberry jam & Cornish clotted cream and a pot of Novus loose leaf tea or cafetiere coffee.

Full Afternoon Tea £17.50 per person (2018) – the above plus a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches and a selection of homemade sweet treats.

Reviews

Hotel on TripAdvisor 4.0, Google 4.3

Lots of the positive reviews mention the location with it’s lovely sea views. The food is described as excellent by many reviewers, some even complement the food despite being disappointed with the rest of their stay.

 

Prideaux Place

Prideaux Place House

http://prideauxplace.co.uk/tea-room/

Location / Venue

Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP

Prideaux Place is a historic house, home to the Prideaux family since 1552. It’s situated on the hill above Padstow harbour but within walking distance to the north to the town. To just visit the tearoom at Prideaux Place is free, to visit the gardens is £4 (2018) and to visit the house and gardens is £10 (2018). On-site parking is available for visitors and dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds.

Menu

The fully licensed Terrace tearoom prides itself on serving the finest Cornish produce and offers light lunches, cakes, coffee, tea, ice creams and of course a Cornish Cream Tea.

Reviews

Grounds & Tearoom on TripAdvisor 4.5, Google 4.4

Guided tours of the house and gardens come highly recommended on Tripadvisor. Deers roaming the gardens and seeing the owners living in the house were also features of Prideaux Place that visitors have found interesting.

 

Greens of Padstow

Seaview Cream Tea Padstow

https://greenspadstow.co.uk/

Location / Venue

North Quay, Padstow, PL28 8AF

Greens of Padstow is a licensed cafe and crazy golf garden perched high above Padstow harbour, with panoramic views over the Camel Estuary and town. Green’s is a modern restaurant with a light and bright interior and an outdoor patio area.

Menu

Homemade scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam is £3.75 (2018). Gluten free scones, along with other homemade cakes and ice creams are available.

Reviews

TripAdvisor 4.5, Google 4.3

The theme of Green’s TripAdvisor reviews is very similar to the other venues in Padstow with great views coming up time and time again, along with great food and friendly staff. Scones arriving warm with delicious jam and clotted cream also being pointed out.

 

The Old Mill House

Small tea garden near Padstow for a cream Tea

http://www.theoldmillhouse.com/tea.aspx

Location / Venue

The Old Mill House, Little Petherick Nr. Padstow, Cornwall PL27 7QT

The Old Mill House is a B & B with a small tearoom set in a 16th century corn mill. It’s located 2 miles outside of Padstow in the pretty hamlet of Little Petherick.

Menu

A pot of 'Tregothnan' Cornish tea accompanied by a delicious homemade scone, served with Rodda's Cornish clotted cream, homemade Cornish strawberry jam and fresh strawberries - £4.50 per person.

Reviews

B&B TripAdvisor 5.0, Google 4.6

Review comments focus on the friendly owners and prettiness of the building. Well-kept gardens and good cream teas is also a feature of their TripAdvisor reviews.



Comment on this post (2 comments)

  • julie cruddace says...

    Agree with your reviews, but I’m a bit biased about Rest a While as I used to live in that house back along. You just need to change the date that the Prideaux-Brunes started living at Place to 1552!

    September 18, 2018

  • danielle barnard says...

    You missed the best cream tea is at www.lellizzick.co.uk they just don’t pester everyone to leave a review on trip advisor

    September 18, 2018

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