If you see the Devonshire Tea sign on the side of the road, stop, as you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised from what lies behind the front door. After a browse in the well-priced homeware store, make your way to the dining area out the back and take your time to peruse the extensive and quirky tea menu. I try the ‘Once Upon a Time’ tea – an eclectic combination of mint, vanilla and rooibos tea with choc pieces, and my companion the ‘Congo Bongo’ – mango and coconut black tea. The quirky tea menu aside, the whole shebang is sensational! A proper teacup and saucer, makes all the difference, as does the fresh flowers on the table. The jam is better than your average Cottee’s variety and the Chantilly cream is just about right, however a bigger serving of both would be better. The stars of the show of course are the scones – and so they should be! They are light, creamy and fluffy – just absolutely divine.
Tea: A fabulous and unusual selection of loose-leaf teas served in a small pot will hot water top ups available.
Overall: Simply sensational! Don’t judge the front of the property for what’s out the back!