Cream Tea At Drayton Court Hotel – Tamworth

Cream tea one of life’s simple pleasures

“A quick question, “Do you put cream on your scone first and then jam… or do you put your jam on first and then your cream?”

There is an actual Cornwall Devon divide that makes the difference between a Cornish Cream Tea and a Devonshire Cream Tea and it is solely based on which comes first, the jam or the cream. (The chicken or the egg question must really get them flapping).

We suppose you may never have given the above question much thought but you may be surprised to know that your cream/jam, jam/cream tendencies can lead to much debate and controversy.

The traditional Cream Tea can be traced all the way back to the tourism boom of the 1850’s where the new-fangled railway opened up the West country for visitors from all over the UK to head southwest and indulge in the fabulous combination of these fine local ingredients.

At Drayton Court Hotel we aim to bring the essence of the ‘Cornish Riviera ‘  here to Tamworth , why not join us for our indulgent authentic  Cream Tea ,  we use the absolute best ingredients , delicious home baked scones fresh out the oven ,a selection of  farmhouse home-made  Jams from local supplier’ Karen in a Jam ‘   and of course lashing’s of  the famous Roddas clotted cream arguably the best Cornish  clotted cream , not forgetting of course a pot of  the finesttea to serve up this wonderfully indulgent treat .

Friday 30th June is National Cream Tea Day and we will be celebrating in style at our boutique Hotel. If you would like to join us then please call now to reserve your table in our Baronets Restaurant.

Cream Tea is just £8.95 per person – For reservations please call us on 01827 285805


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