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“An excellent and "classic" devon cream tea”

Southern Cross Tea Rooms
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

We were cruising through Newton Poppleford specifically looking for a cream tea place, and happened upon this little B&B which advertised cream teas on the sign outside, so we stopped, and were very glad to have done so.
Turn in from the road and you are at the back of the B&B with a little garden, split into two areas, and you wouldn't know there was a road the other side.
Very informal and friendly service from the person who I presume is the proprietor, and after taking our order, reappeared no more than 10 minutes later with the biggest scones I've ever seen in my life ! Absolutely massive. Home baked, still warm. Plus, to coin a phrase, lashings of jam and cream and tea.
There was no way way we could eat it all, so we took the remaining scones back for later (and we could have taken the jam and cream as well but as we were still travelling around rest of the day decided not to.)
Only one very picky criticism for the owner, the timer on the toilet light needs fixing, its far too short a duration.

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6  Thank joeintheuk
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