Quick post for you to close March about a gorgeous cream tea at Taylor’s in Ashburton.
A couple of weeks ago some friends and I decided to spend a long weekend in sunny Devon. We had a gorgeous time walking the coast line (smug photo below) and on our last day decided to make a detour to this small town for a bite to eat before heading home. A member of our group, who is familiar with the area, suggested Taylor’s, as it’s famous for generous cream teas and fantastic sandwiches.
The café itself is quite small, with probably only enough seating for 20 people at one time. As you might expect from a sleepy town, it’s a little bit old-fashioned but in a very natural and sweet way. As well as an array of cakes you can expect to find freshly made sandwiches and cream teas. We decided to do both because when you’re on your holibobs eating to excess is the law.
First off came a pot of refillable looseleaf tea (in gorgeous mismatched china) and the sandwiches. I opted for the coronation chicken on wholemeal, something that reminds me of my mum who used to make this savoury mix a lot when I was younger. Offering a bit more kick that your usual CC, this was really rather delicious, with a little hint of mango.
Onto the main event next, with a choice of scone (fruit or plain) as well as all the usual trimmings including a dreamy clotted cream made locally and strawberry jam. As I hoped, the scones looked a little rough and jagged, meaning they were clearly homemade. They arrived just warm and were a really good size which, if you like your portions on the large side, is perfect.
A wonderful cream tea in a calm, quaint cafe that’s run by genuinely lovely people. Would highly recommend if you’re in that neck of the woods. There’s some food and antique shops on the same street to explore too.
Taylor’s, 5 North Street, Ashburton, Dartmoor, TQ13 7QJ
Disclosure: we paid in full and all words and pictures are mine.