Win a luxury afternoon tea, with Coast & Country Cottages

By Vicky Rogers on April 16, 2015

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Prime Minister David Cameron recently reignited a long standing debate over the best way to enjoy a cream tea. The main question being, what comes first… the cream or the jam? Devon and Cornwall have long quibbled over the correct way of preparing this delectable afternoon treat, and if you ask a true Devonian the answer will always be this – cream first, then jam!

Coast & Country Cottages are offering you the chance to enter our competition to win a luxurious Deluxe Devonshire Afternoon Tea, comprising scones, clotted cream, jam, and a selection of mouth-watering cakes, all delivered directly to your door by Devon based company Delimann. To enter, simply visit our Facebook page where you can fill in this entry form. Don’t forget to share the competition with your friends – for every one of them that subsequently enters, you will receive three extra entries, boosting your chance of winning this fabulous prize. Good Luck!

If you are visiting South Devon this summer, hoping to sample a truly delicious cream tea, there are a number of fabulous tea rooms, well worth a visit. Avon Mill Café is a great place for breakfast, lunch or a 3pm pick-me-up. Choose from a sweet or savoury afternoon tea option: either a traditional plain scone with jam and cream, or a cheese scone with a selection of chutneys – delicious!

Alternatively, why not head to the Bake House in Salcombe, a wonderful bakery where the fresh scones are made daily. Pop in to the grocery store opposite the bakery, called Cranch’s, to purchase locally produced clotted cream, and a jar of jam, before heading to the beach, to enjoy your afternoon tea in the sunshine! Just, don’t forget to pack your thermos flask of tea!

For a slightly more elegant beachside cream tea, head to the South Sands Hotel. Either opt for the traditional cream tea, or why not indulge a little more, with an ‘Afternoon Tea Stand for two’, which includes scones with cream and jam, as well as a variety of sandwiches, and a selection of Petit Fours. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unrivalled views across South Sands beach to the water beyond.