The Big Devonshire Cream Tea

It’s not long now until “The BIG Devonshire Cream Tea”!

On the 19th, 20th and 21st May we will be at The Devon County Show, where you’ll be able to enjoy truly authentic Devonshire Cream Teas. What’s more, if you’re visiting on Thursday 19th, make sure you’re there early as at 10.00am we’ll be attempting to break the World Record for the biggest Devonshire Cream Tea.

Richard Hunt (Executive Head Chef at The Grand Hotel, Torquay) is building an 8 foot across, home baked scone, covered with lashings of Langage Farm Devonshire Clotted Cream (cream on first of course!), topped off with Richard’s own strawberry jam! A GIANT Devonshire cream tea! Sounds like a Devonshire dream cream tea to us!

This world beating creation will take approx 90 minutes to complete. It will be fascinating to watch and will go on sale from 11.30am, giving you the chance to scoff a little piece of Devonshire history!

Don’t miss us! Our purpose built marquee is in ‘Avenue A’ throughout the 3 day show and we’d love to see you. As well as hosting the World Record attempt, we’ll be serving up fresh baked scones, produced by Richard Hunt and his bakery team, covered in delicious Langage Farm Devonshire Clotted Cream, topped off with amazing, hand poured, fruity strawberry jam and all washed down with a well deserved cup of the fabulous ‘Devonshire Tea’, a unique blend of tea created by a Devonshire family company.

Perhaps the best thing of all is that we’re putting together fabulous Devonshire Cream Tea Hampers in a jute bag, to take home & share with family & friends who aren’t able to come along… OR, you might just want to be greedy & have more for yourselves when you get home after the show!

Langage Farm’s General Manager, Paul Winterton is counting down to the big day, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the county of Devon to show the entire world that the only unique cream tea is a Devon one! We invite people from all over to come and try this unique delicacy”.

If you haven’t already signed up to our petition for Protected Designation of Origin to protect the great Devonshire Cream Tea, you’ll be able to do that at the show too. Alternatively, you can join the campaign and sign up right here on our website.

If you think this all sounds like the perfect excuse (as if you really needed one!) for elevenses, twelveses and more(!) we’ll see you at the Devon County Show!


Storm in a tea cup with scones and cream

By RICHARD SAVILL – (c) The Sydney Morning Herald

Cream teas, for many the epitome of the peace and tranquillity of an English summer afternoon, have become the focus of a battle between two counties.

The dispute erupted after a Devon farm said it would seek European recognition for its wares, infuriating neighbouring Cornwall, which has always considered the speciality its own.

Langage Farm wants to place Devonshire cream teas on a European Union ”protected list” because it is fed up with substandard versions. Protected designation of origin status would mean cream teas would have to be produced, processed or prepared in Devon to use the name. Read more>


It’s scone wrong

By SUSAN SMILLIE © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010

At last. A fight that’s worth fighting. A dispute that won’t end in shabby compromise or fudgey coalition; a battle I can get behind – one on which there are clearly defined sides: the right side … and the wrong.

The long-running rivalry between Devon and Cornwall over cream teas has been reignited with news that a Devon dairy has launched a campaign to apply for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for the name “Devon cream tea”. Cornwall, of course, already has PDO for its clotted cream, but a few years ago, historians piecing together fragments of manuscripts in Tavistock (Devon) found evidence that the cream tea originated there 1,000 years ago, after Tavistock’s Benedictine Abbey monks fed workers with bread, clotted cream and strawberry preserves. The combination, unsurprisingly, was a hit with passing travellers. Read more>

Have you registered your support for the Devon Cream Tea? Register here

Cornwall's method on the left, and Devon's on the right. Which looks right to you? Photograph: John Gollop/Alamy, Tim Hill/Alamy

Cornwall's method on the left, and Devon's on the right. Which looks right to you? Photograph: John Gollop/Alamy, Tim Hill/Alamy


Devon cream teas could get EU protected status

Devonshire Cream Tea

Campaigners say Devon cream teas should come from the county

By BBC News - BBC (c) MMX

A campaign has been launched to get European protection for the name “Devon cream tea”.

Devon-based dairy Langage Farm says it is fed up with sub-standard versions of the cream and jam-laden scones and tea combination.
Some so-called Devon cream teas have even been spotted abroad with cream dispensed from a can. Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
would mean teas must be produced, processed or prepared in Devon.  Read more>

Have you registered your support for the Devon Cream Tea? Register here