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Celebrating National Cream Tea Day!

Nothing beats an alfresco afternoon, tucking into light and fluffy homemade scones, the finest Devonshire clotted cream, sweet strawberry Jam and a perfectly brewed cuppa - it’s a West County must and deserves to be celebrated! 

Here at Brend Hotels, we love cream tea and why wouldn’t we? Perfect for any occasion any time of year in any company it really is a staple of the West Country. 

First things first, the big debate - Cream or Jam first? It is a debate that has been rumbling on for years between the Devonians and Cornish. 

The Cornish Cream Tea method is the cream on jam approach and is much more in keeping with traditional ideas of frugality and saving costly ingredients - the idea being that if you place clotted cream on top, you can use less jam. This is very much open to interpretation and is perfect for recreating that classic Cornish taste.

Whereas the go-to option for most people (including the Queen), is the Devon option which follows the standard jam on cream approach. Considered the most aesthetically pleasing of the two, the jam flavour is slightly more emphasised with this approach. 

With hotels across Devon & Cornwall we like to say nonbiased, we just say plenty of Clotted Cream and Jam and you’re doing it right by us! 

So if all of the above has got your taste buds tingling, why not grab yourself a cream tea, and if you need any extra excuses it’s national cream tea day so it really would be rude not to.