Cream Tea at Royal Oak Farm

Cake is especially beneficial!


After school in the 70s usually meant watching Grange Hill, Blue Peter or Crackerjack with a piece of my mum’s chocolate sponge and a glass of fluorescent orange squash.  It’s hardly surprising I was a bit on the tubby side!  Cake still features pretty near the top of my essential food items in life (I’ll always choose cake over a biscuit), so there was no way I could write a blog without sharing my cake stop recommendations . 

Both my girls are a dab hand at making cakes at home, but there’s something decadent about drooling over the inevitable choice of cakes presented at a nice café, and after a bit of exercise it’s well deserved!  So when I do a new walk or activity I’ll try to include these ideas or I’ll give options for a pit stop based on friend’s feed back.

I  will keep you posted with all the best spots (cream teas included as they are an essential West Country food group).  I’m happy for recommendations and tea eating partners, I think this blog will become a great excuse for arranging afternoons out with friends and family!

Cream Tea and Coffee Cake

Our latest outing took us to Royal Oak Farm near Stockland, a little gem of a place. Royal Oak offers pick your own fruit, a small farm shop and most importantly fantastic Award Winning cream teas. We sat inside the old farmhouse front room,  rang a little bell for service and waited patiently for the cuckoo clock to chime on the hour!

Afternoon Tea


A lovely cream tea – the homemade raspberry jam was to die for our youngest had a great coffee and walnut cake. Hot chocolate for the kids was no problem either.  Our tea was served on a bone china tea set, the kind my Granny used to have for important visitors! They also serve light lunches if you want to extend your visit or go fruit picking.  On warmer days there is a beautiful peaceful garden to sit in.

Overall great friendly service and scones that were still warm out of the oven


Directions.  From the A35 take the Old Taunton Road (7 mile straight) at Taunton Cross, drive for about 5 miles (keep going past Stockland Mast), then turn left on the Old Chard Road (signed from the cross roads).

Alternatively it’s 4 miles from Honiton if you head out on the A30, a short distance from Stockland Hill.

Royal Oak Farm, Cotleigh, Nr. Honiton, Devon, EX14 9LF


There are steps down to the shop and garden from the carpark, but I have been advised that if necessary pushchairs and wheelchairs can come in through the garden gate. Flips flops all the way!