14 Oct 2015

Halwyn's Tea Garden | A Cornish Road Trip

I had read about Halwyn's Tea Garden and was so excited to visit.  It lies in a beautifully sunny spot on top of a hill, along a very narrow (at some points, nail-bitingly narrow) lane and with stunning views over the Roseland peninsula.

We managed to acquire the best table in the garden, with the most perfectly unspoilt view.  The menu is full of delicious treats and savouries, making it difficult to choose.  I settled on the asparagus quiche and Kyle went for the breakfast pie.  Both came with the most beautiful, fruit-studded salads including raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and physalis.  Both dishes were delicious and were devoured at lightning speed, washed down with mugfuls of fruity mango and strawberry tea for me and milky tea for Kyle.  It was made even more delightful by being eaten al fresco.
Halwyn's is a real idyll and the building itself is a gorgeous cottage with bright blue windows and doors.  Inside the sides are stacked high with all sorts of cakes and other sweets, jars of tea and all lit with twinkling fairy lights.

The tea garden is just gorgeous, a proper English country garden.  There were nasturtiums, lavender, fruit trees and verbena to name but a few, with an abundance of wagtails that flitted from the grass to the bushes and Badger the friendly resident Jack Russell, who trotted around the grounds.

What made it lovely was how it was appealing to all walks of life.  There were families with children who played amongst the flowers, couples in their twenties and older groups enjoying a peaceful afternoon tea.
I'd highly recommend Halwyn's if you're visiting Cornwall, but make sure you bring cash as they don't accept card due to the remote location.  They were very kind and exceptionally trusting, as we stupidly hadn't thought to get cash, but let us eat our lunch then drive to the nearest cash point 10 minutes away, then return to pay (where I then had a long chat with the lovely owner about dogs for a good 15 minutes; a subject I'm more than happy to witter on about).  If you don't drive, Halwyn's is also reachable from a variety of local walks.

We will definitely be returning in the future!



  1. This looks really lovely! I've never even heard of it, despite being so close.
    Glad you had a lovely day for your adventure :)
    Abel x

  2. How beautiful and what stunning views! Gorgeous photos of another lovely adventure xx


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