The Georgian Tea Room
Broadway House, 35 High Street, Topsham, EX3 0ED
Devon is the quintessential destination for mini breaks and holidays, and there are certain elements that make the experience complete. Harbours and villages and pretty architecture are all a bonus, but what visitors really look forward to are the cream teas. Broadway House is a gorgeous bed and breakfast in the village of Topsham near Exeter. When it comes to all that Devon has to offer, this is the perfect place to stay, and with the Georgian Tea Room restaurant inside you've found the best Devonshire cream tea as well. Broadway House is a family-run guest house with a warm and friendly environment. This grade-IIlisted, red brick Georgian house was built in 1776. There are seven en-suite rooms available; each with television, shower room and tea and coffee making facilities. If you are feeling hungry at night, Topsham has many restaurants to choose from; but during the day, the award-wining Georgian Tea Room, located on the ground floor, will satisfy your every need. The restaurant provides fresh home-cooked food with roast lunch served on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come to Topsham in the morning and have a freshly-brewed coffee and a cake. During the afternoons, visit for a late lunch or a cream tea. All of the cakes and cookies are homemade by cook Heather Knee. She believes in making the best quality cream tea possible; the scones are freshly baked each day and served with Devonshire clotted cream, Heather's homemade jam and a pot of Twinings traditional English tea. She uses a traditional family farmhouse recipe for the scones, which are baked daily - warm from the oven, you won't taste better. Lunch features such traditional delights as cottage pie, soups and salads, also made to Heather's recipes - perfect for refuelling if walking around the local area. There's a walled flower garden so during the summer months guests can sit in the sun or, if it's too hot, under the shade of a tree. Now you don't get more Devon than that.