Cream Tea at Bovey Castle Hotel

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, tastes the opulence in central Devon WH Smith bought the land on which his son built Bovey Castle in 1907. A luxuriantly lush hotel now, its granite-ballustraded rear terraces look out over part of their golf course, woodland, farm land on the hillside opposite, and even some moorland on its top. For less pleasant weather, the large, beautifully appointed dining room … Continue reading Cream Tea at Bovey Castle Hotel

Cream Tea at The Horn of Plenty Hotel

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, tastes the opulence in central Devon Overlooking the Tamar valley from on high, and west into Cornwall, this small food-focused hotel offers you the use of the lawn for your helicopter (I declined, since I live within driving distance). It has sumptuous gardens, which naturally I took to, to take afternoon tea in the sun. Inside offered a small, purplish and … Continue reading Cream Tea at The Horn of Plenty Hotel

Cream Tea At The Prince Hall Hotel

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, takes tea for us on Dartmoor On the site of a 15th century house, the current mansion was rebuilt in 1787 after being destroyed in the English Civil War. ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ was allegedly inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stay here. Being outside offers a stunning view (it can often be glimpsed through the windows), and the drawing … Continue reading Cream Tea At The Prince Hall Hotel

Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)

Guest blogger, Ditch Townsend, takes tea for two in Exeter Tastefully renovated, decorated and furnished, we chose to sit in the light and comfortable lounge, but we could have used the darker, sparklier bar, the generously plush library, or a spacious patio. Music was soft, lilting, and predominantly instrumental, with some lounge jazz. But you just can’t escape the fact that the hotel is nesting … Continue reading Cream Tea At The Magdalen Chapter – (4/5)