Bumble and Bee Tea Rooms, Exmouth, Devon
Located in Exmouth’s communal gardens, Bumble and Bee is a hive of activity. Its honey and lavender scones using lavender from the gardens and honey from beehives along the coast, received a ‘Great Taste’ award in 2014.
These colourful tea rooms with their quirky interior and art from resident artist Moose Allain, are just what a community café should be – a welcoming and homely bolthole.The Foodie Travel Guide
- Stop by for tea and cake
- Good for foodie cyclists
- Explore Exmouth
- Walk or cycle the Exe Valley Trail
Sip a Moo Shake
Seek refuge after a windswept walk along the seafront and warm up with delicious savoury dishes such as cauliflower cheese with scones. Or, on a balmy summer’s day, admire the flowers in the gardens and then come in for freshly baked cakes and cream tea. Children will love Bumblebee Milk – hot milk with honey served in baby milk bottles and Moo Shakes with combinations such as milk and Mars bars.
Come for Supper Club
Owner Deborah has worked hard to make it a real community café. She hosts themed nights including a Moroccan evening where everyone is seated at communal tables. Every Thursday morning, there’s ‘Manshed’ where the men of Exmouth including local techies, writers and freelancers come together to network and chat over a coffee.
Cycle and Take Tea
The Bumble and Bee tea rooms have been featured as one of the stops on the popular and delightful Vintage Velo bike rally held every June. It’s the perfect pit stop for a cycling club that promotes itself as ‘Time to cycle, take tea, converse and dress with style’. Why not put on your vintage dress, cycle along the Exe Estuary Trail and then pop in for tea and cake?
- Visit in May for the Exmouth Festival which is held in the gardens
Flavour sugar with lavender and then use in baking.
WHERE TO STAY IN DEVON
Salcombe Harbour Hotel
On the waterfront, Salcombe Harbour Hotel offers a bistro style restaurant and spa.
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This elegantly restored Victorian country house is the new venture of chef, Michael Caines.
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It’s a great place to take me after a long walk along the Exe estuary.