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High Street, Newton Poppleford EX10 0DU, England
+44 1395 568439
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I'm a support worker and take my service users on holiday to the devon/Dorset area each year. We ALWAYS have a cream tea here. (as in if we didn't there would be a rebellion and we would all be happy to drive an hour for a cream tea here!) The staff are fantastic, thoughtful and friendly. Service is always 5*... More 

Thank Kylea28
Timothy F, Owner at Southern Cross Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review hope to see you again soon More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a belated review however the visit was so enjoyable I felt I must complete a review. This little tea rooms is lovely, lots of home made goodies, including home made jam for the cream teas. The pretty garden which you can sit in was lovely when we visited. All the flowers in bloom and lovely and warm. The... More 

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Timothy F, Owner at Southern Cross Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review let's hope those sunny days will be back soon More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Every time I used to pass through Newton Poppleford with my parents, they always used to rave about the cream tea they had there once. So of course it had to be given a go in my quest to find the greatest cream tea in Devon. Entering the Southern Cross, I got a little apprehensive because it looked a bit... More 

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Timothy F, Owner at Southern Cross Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you we've done a bit of work on the tearoom this Winter so hopefully next time you will notice the difference More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As Tina Turner says, 'Simply the best'. Ive eaten scones at the best of the best in Devon, paying £30pp and for less than £6, plus a massive pot of tea and traditionally served - this is amazing. The place inside is dated but tbh, this gives it character. The jam and cream is perfect and the scones freshly out... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a gem! Truly the best cream tea in Devon. The scones are beautiful, homemade warm and huge! The cream is gorgeous and plentiful, as is the jam. Tea comes in different tea pots. It's all very quirky and hotchpotch which makes it a really charming little place, full of character and very eccentric. Can't wait to go... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have had lots of cream tea's over the years (I have lived in Devon for 25 years and my wife was born and grew up here). The cream tea we got here was excellent value for money and also delicious. They are freshly made and served up warm with a generous about of cream and jam (not forgetting the... More 

Thank Don P
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The scones were warm, the cream and jam delicious and plentiful. Everything was served in beautiful old fashioned china. Trust me, I have tried a lot of cream teas and this is easily the best. The gardens provided a beautiful setting and a perfect finish after a long country walk.

Thank Emma F
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Brilliant cream tea in a quaint village cottage type tea room business although we are ours in the lovely wild garden. No mod cons or corporate images etc, just a lovely real Devon cream tea in a homely atmosphere. Will visit again during next years holiday. Excellent.

Thank Jo F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were staying nearby and found this recommend as one of the top ten cream teas in Devon The garden was lovely the scones enormous and still warm from the oven and the cream and jam were plentiful. A lovely cream tea in a picturesque setting band reasonably priced too.

Thank LennyB1968
United Kingdom
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Been passing this place for years. Finally visited. Yep the cream tea was excellent, loads of cream and jam. Large scones, large pot of tea. Excellent value. They do more than just cream teas. Place could do with a little spruce up but that wouldn't stop me going back again.


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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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  • Address: High Street, Newton Poppleford EX10 0DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Poppleford
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 568439

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