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More Tea Vicar?

The cream tea has been a UK holidaymakers’ staple treat for decades and its popularity shows little signs of waning with plenty of options on offer. A good cream tea will keep people talking and coming back for more.

Enjoy a cream tea in a traditional country pub setting at The Highdown Inn. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the Tennyson Trail, it’s the perfect stop-off for walkers and cyclists who have worked up an appetite. Take your cream tea at the bar or in the adjoining restaurant and when the sun is out, the garden is perfect to relax in.
The Highdown Inn

Julia’s Tea Room is housed in the iconic Dimbola, the former home of Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the most important early photographers and a pioneer of photography as an art form. The cream teas and cakes here are legendary. Enjoy them in the cosy tea room, once the salon of Julia Margaret Cameron and where she entertained guests, or in the pretty, sunny garden with views to Freshwater Bay and the sea.
Julias Tea Room at Dimbola Lodge

The Pearl Café is a real hidden gem (sorry) of a place. Prepare for some of the most breathtaking views on the Island as you sit down with your cream tea. Choose from a classic sweet or a savoury option served up with a slightly curry- spiced chutney that is out of this world.
IOW Pearl

Make like celebrity chef James Martin and visit Bluebells Café at Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop. He recently popped in whilst filming the popular ‘James Martin’s Great British Adventure’. Enjoy home-made scones, served with their very own golden Briddlesford butter plus raspberry and loganberry jam from The Fruit Bowl in Newchurch. The part that makes it really special is adding their own clotted cream made in the Bluebells’ kitchen with the cream from the award- winning herd of Guernsey cows. Couple this with a refreshing pot of breakfast tea, served with Briddlesford milk (naturally).
Bluebells Café

Cream tea, country pub style, at The Highdown Inn.

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