Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vacation Journal - Part 6 continued - The Montpelier in Brixham

When we got back to Brixham from our boat ride to Dartmouth, our niece had never had a Devonshire Cream Tea and wanted to try one.  I remembered a place across the road from the fish market. However, I had difficulty finding it again. That was our good fortune as we popped into The Montpelier, saw what a pretty place it was and the menu posted outside indicated it served cream teas.  

What a lovely experience!  We met the owners (that's Simon and Jane in the photo above) and at that time they told us they had only been open for ten days. I asked them if they would mind if I mentioned them on my blog. They very graciously agreed and also posed for a photo when I asked.  I also took photos of their very yummy scones.....

along with the complimentary plate of petit fours they usually serve with their afternoon teas.  All their pastries are made by a local French Chef and they were truly delicious, and very pretty to the eye.

I can very highly recommend a visit to the Montpelier the next time you are in Brixham.  It was one of the nicest experiences meeting Simon and Jane, the owners.  They are very warm and friendly and a joy to talk to, and also the Montpelier has a lovely atmosphere that we enjoyed very much.  Their menu was quite extensive and we were hoping to pop in again before we left the area, but time just got away from us.  They will certainly be getting a visit from us the next time we go to Brixham.

Open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m., you can find them at 5-7 The Quay, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW.  They are on the harbor not too far from The Golden Hind.  

In case you miss vacation posts I will be adding a link to the previous ones.

Part 1 here.

Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.
Part 4 here.
Part 5 here.
Part 6 here.

(To all the hosts of the memes I love to participate in, I will posting my journal for a while but will be back joining in once these are over with.)


  1. Now I fancy a scone with jam!
    Jane x

  2. my keyboard has shorted out from all the drool... oh my i do love a good biscuit or scone or what ever you want to call it. these looks fanatstic as do the owners.

  3. Oh boy, that food looks much too delicious!

  4. Awesome, Denise, I love afternoon teas! :)

  5. I'm enjoying your journal. My first family holiday was in Brixham. I'm sure it hasn't changed much. The scone and the cakes look delicious.

  6. I would definitely have to experience one of these...yummy!

  7. Yum.
    I hope their business goes from strength to strength.

  8. Me to I fancy a scone with jam YUMMY ! We have been with out internet for most of the week long story lets just say it was all their mistake lol and am now catching up . Lovely photos and posts . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  9. Even though I married an English girl, I've never had "tea".

  10. My goodness, Denise - those goodies look so delicious.
    Talk about Devonshire - I used to bake an Apple Buttermilk Loaf, which I served with Devonshire Cream.
    Thank God I don't bake anymore - I would be eating the goodies all the time :)
    Good, locally owned coffee shops are becoming hard to find.
    I am glad they still exist in England.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  11. That scone and the cakes look scrummy. I'm enjoying your journal very much.

  12. Oh my! It all looks so delicious and I've never heard of cream teas. I just know I'd like to try it.

  13. I can taste these delights


  14. Oh the 'goodies' look mouth watering.

  15. That is much nicer than my afternoon tea, which consists of a cup of tea most of the time without accompaniement!

  16. Hmmm.... missed this one...
    I've been to England twice and never
    tried the scones. On your picture they
    look sooooo delicious, I think I have
    to find a recipe for them :)
    Now I won't find any sleep because
    I want those badly! ;) :))

    Tinna ✐

  17. Does look rather delicious ...

    All the best Jan

  18. Isn't it great when you come across a gem of a cafe like that one. The food looks scrumptious.