Guest Blog by Sam from Devon Heaven Hampers
Taking your mum for an afternoon tea on Dartmoor is a great Mothers Day present; you spend time
together whilst enjoying delicious local food and the stunning Dartmoor landscape!
Devon Heaven Hampers specialises in cream teas by post and Devon food hampers, but is also an expert
resource for all things Devonshire food related. For example, the website provides a list of everywhere
you can buy Afternoon Tea Vouchers in Devon.
With Mothers Day just around the corner, they have provided us with this list of 5 ideal places
to take your mum for an afternoon tea on Dartmoor:
Nestled in the Wrey Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, Primrose Tea Rooms resides in the picturesque
village of Lustleigh. They offer delicious Devon cream teas, home-made cakes and light lunches
in a stunning rural setting. www.travelsignposts.com rated them as one of the ‘Top 10 places for cream
teas in Devon and Cornwall’. You can choose from five different flavours of jam and have the option of plain
or fruit scones. If your mum isn’t the only loved one invited, Primrose Tea Room is also dog friendly both inside
the Tea Rooms and in the Tea Garden. You could always pop in after completing this Lustleigh Cleave walk.
Bovey Castle, set in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, was named ‘one of the top six places
to have afternoon tea in the UK’ by Red Magazine. Enjoy warm scones, delicate finger sandwiches,
delicious homemade cakes and a selection of teas in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking
the gardens. For Mothers Day itself, Bovey Castle are offering a set three course lunch, which
will no doubt be very popular, however you can buy afternoon tea gift vouchers from £25 per person
through their website for use at a later date.
Once an old fishing lodge, Badgers Holt nestles at the foot of Yar Tor, at the famous beauty spot where the east and west tributaries of the River Dart meet. Badgers Holt specialises in Devonshire cream teas, with a secret scone recipe exclusive to the restaurant for over 60 years. They also offer homemade traditional fruit, cheese and gluten free scones. If you fancy lunch, there are plenty of good value savoury options available. After your meal, why not take a picturesque walk along a footpath that follows the East River Dart.
Tor Royal is a homely bed and breakfast set in a beautiful Grade II-listed building. It sits in an unspoilt
region of Dartmoor, where War Horse was filmed. Their High Tea consists of dainty sandwiches, scones
and a selection of cakes and fancies. The price for a full High Tea is £14 per person and can be booked
for a specific date through their website, although you may need to call for Mothers Day bookings.
The Old Forge is a beautiful converted blacksmith’s forge in the heart of Chagford serving the highest
quality local and homemade food and drink whether it’s for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Cream teas
are £5.75 and come with two large homemade scones, local clotted cream, award-winning local strawberry
jam, and a pot of loose-leaf tea or coffee of your choice. They also offer a number of full afternoon tea options
starting from £18 for two people.
If you can’t make it out on Mothers Day a Devon food hamper also makes for an excellent gift
suggests Sam from Devon Heaven Hampers.