Everyone loves a good cream tea. But up until now, I wasn’t sure which I preferred: Devon, or Cornish? After spending a long weekend in Devon, I now know. The Devon cream tea wins out – especially when it’s served with freshly picked strawberries, as is done at Thorne’s Farm Shop!
Thorne’s: A Local Pick Your Own Farm In Devon
While staying at the Shepherd’s Sky Super Hut, a Unique Hideaways holiday property that was more luxurious than most of my previous glamping holidays, we were directed to Thorne’s Farm Shop as a top priority. Staying in July meant it was Pick Your Own season, and at Thorne’s, that means lots of strawberries, raspberries, and even green beans to pick!
We took a short walk along the country lanes to get to the farm, and sought out the homegrown produce right away. A few punnets of berries later, it was time to treat ourselves at the café!
A Summery Treat While Staying In Devon
In Thorne’s Farm Shop, you can find dry goods in zero waste dispensers, as well as locally grown fresh produce, Devon honey, and specialist foods such as cooking oil or mushroom ketchup! We picked up some local honey and eggs, and then ordered a quiche, coffees, and a Devon cream tea to follow. It was the best decision we could have made! The student-aged staff at were very helpful and brought our food out quickly, with a smile. The scones were warm and soft, and with the jam, cream, and strawberries… It was bliss. My partner had never experienced a cream tea before, so I was especially happy that this was his introduction!
Overall, we had the loveliest afternoon at Thorne’s, and were very happy to support a local farm, as well as the local community and wildlife by visiting.