Cornish Cream Tea anyone……?

Cornish Cream Tea

Scone or scone? Jam before cream? These are just some of the questions that spring to mind when devouring one of Cornwall’s best known culinary treats.

Cornwall, home to Tintagel Castle  and the legend of King Arthur and of course everyone’s favourite telly doctor, Doc Martin, which is set in the delightful cobbled streets of Port Isaac.

Cornwall is our family’s happy place. We 1st visited there when we were just a family of 3 in our much loved VW T25. We go back every summer to indulge in pasties and cream teas and dangle a line from a jetty for a spot of crabbing (all crabs are safely returned after inspection).

We always stay on the spectacular Roseland Peninsula at our all time favourite campsite at Treloan Coastal Holidays  . From there you can walk for miles on the South West Coast Path dropping down onto any number of secluded beaches and coves including Towan Beach with it’s newly updated Thirstea Co tea room. . Tucked away on the Coast Path just at Porthcurnick Beach is the famous Hidden Hut , described by Rick Stein as “an unforgettable eating experience”. We think it’s darn good too and have sampled many a tasty dhal from there followed by a generous slice of one of their home-made cakes.

The North Coast of Cornwall offers more dramatic scenery than in the south, with steep rugged cliffs formed after a millennia of pounding from the Atlantic Ocean. A mecca for surfers, Newquay draws in huge crowds of visitors every summer. We tend to steer clear of Newquay and have instead spent time exploring the Heritage coastline around St Agnes and Trevaunance Cove, an area rich in Cornwall’s tin mining history. There’s a great cream tea to be had at the quaint Cornwall Café on Vicarage Road in St Agnes. There’s only a handful of tables but the ceiling is covered in mugs and tea cups which the owner, Bill, has been collecting for over 30 years.

The vast array of amazing places in Cornwall make it impossible to fit into a single trip but 1 place that is a must do is the . Home to several biomes which house the worlds largest indoor rainforests showcasing a multitude of tropical plants, it is quite a wonder to see and is good even on a wet day. We found the café quite pricey when trying to feed a family of 4, so our suggestion would be to pack a picnic.

Claire.

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