De Wynn’s, Falmouth. Claim to Brittain’s best tearoom…

May 25, 2011

 

De Wynns

55 Church St.,

Falmouth,

TR11 3DS

 

01326 319 259

Afternoon tea at one of Brittain's best tearooms. De Wynn's in Falmouth, Cornwall

"Amos found himself falling for the dulcet West Country tones and teapot good looks of our waitress"

Falmouth on a summer’s afternoon, with its holiday vibes and pretty bunting-clad streets is a swell place to find yourself wondering, wandering where to have tea. Although no shortage of similar establishments pepper the South West, De Wynns has rightly and apparently very proudly earned a place in the Cream Tea hall of fame for delivering a high standard, highly polished five o’clock experience. In practical terms this means you’ll probably have to book in advance and suffer some rather loud conversations from adjacent tables, tediously over- evoking words like “quaint” and “proper”. The ship-shaped barrel windows and motley assortment of nautical brasses are such that on the first couple of passes we mistook it for an antique shop. On the inside, the scrubbed wooden floors and cosy private booths make for a romantic atmosphere. The runny Roddas clotted cream is gorgeous and gooey and as it dribbled over the table and down our chins. Amos found himself falling for the dulcet West Country tones and teapot good looks of our waitress as she brought over the understandably award winning fare. The tea itself was a serious affair, sourced from the local Trigothan estate and our enthusiastic banter was effortlessly parried by the staff who appear to likewise infused with pride, passion and knowledge.  The specials board cried out for attention and had there not been other teas in other towns we could have happily made an afternoon of it.

The whole affair was so nearly wonderful. The plastic table cloths and laminated menus – which in less laudable establishments would have passed unnoticed – seemed to jar. The large scones were fresh that day rather than fresh out of the oven and the result was a structure so heavy and intimidating that we felt exhausted by the time the bill came.

 

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