One of my favourite places to eat in Cornwall is The Godolphin Arms, a hotel & restaurant situated on the waters edge in Marazion.
It has stunning views across to the infamous St. Michael’s Mount & whether you’re popping in for a drink, a light lunch, or even just a ‘Cornish Cream Tea’, it’s well worth a visit if you’re ever in West Cornwall.
It’s the first days of Spring and the weather today has been all over the place. We’ve had hail stones, heavy rain and glorious sunshine so we felt very grateful to catch the view when it was at its best!
We were a bit late for the lunch menu today, which was so disappointing because they do a delicious thai yellow curry. But luckily I had a complete hankering for a cream tea! I LOVE CREAM TEAS!
There is a great old argument between Devon & Cornwall, about which country cream teas originate from. Not only that, but cream teas are prepared SLIGHTLY differently in both counties.
Although both come with a pot of tea, in Cornwall the scone is spread with jam followed by cream. In Devon, it’s cream followed by jam. This may sound comical to you, but you’d actually be surprised just how different it tastes even with the same ingredients just layered differently.
There is one thing that you can be sure of though. NEVER EVER get into an argument with a Cornish or a Devon person over how it should be eaten and most definitely never ask for butter instead of cream!
For me personally, I prefer to spread on a bit of strawberry jam, followed by a dollop of clotted cream (preferably Rodda’s) onto a delicious warm scone. But being Cornish, I am completely biased!
How do you prefer you cream tea? Jam then cream? Cream then jam? Butter?
*This post ISN’T sponsored. I just adore these cream teas.