Cream Tea, Anyone?Warm scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam - where to get the best cream tea in Swindon
There's few things as quintessentially British as a cream tea.
Fresh scones (however you decide pronounce it!), thick clotted cream & sweet jam - it's a pretty simple combination but one enjoyed by thousands of people all around the country.
Add a lovely bit of sponge cake and some nicely cut finger sandwiches (no crusts!) and you have the perfect excuse for whiling away the afternoon in the most sophistiated fashion.
And here's the best places in Swindon to do just that.
Cream Teas in Swindon
Church End, Purton, Swindon
Traditional English tea with homemade scones & cream and jam from the village. Bookings need to be made a day in advance as all items are freshly made to ensure the finest quality.
Tel: 01793 772100
Cricklade House Hotel
When the sun is out there are few better places to enjoy freshly baked scones with local clotted cream and handmade jam than at this beautiful setting on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Tel: 01793 750751
Relish at The Gateway
Cotswold Water Park
Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit scones with cream and jam and an assortment of deli cakes at Relish at The Gateway, situated on the edge of the stunning Cotswold Water Park.
Tel: 01285 862627
The Fox & Hounds
Served from 2pm to 5pm everyday except Sunday. Must be booked in advance.
Tel: 01793 815415
Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon
A cream tea with a lakeside view. Perfect.
Tel: 0843 507 1388
Lydiard House Conference Centre
Another fantastic setting for tea & cake in West Swindon.
Tel: 0845 230 5858
Enjoy a cream tea on their sun trap terrace. Tel: 01793 762364
STEAM Museum Cafe
Kemble Drive, Swindon
Enjoy a cream tea while surrounded by the glorious history of the GWR. (Cafe open to non-visitors of the museum).
Tel: 01793 466637
Blunsdon House Hotel
Enjoy a homemade scone with artisan jams and clotted cream at this unique four star family owned hotel in Wiltshire.
Tel: 01793 721701