The Conservatory Cream Teas near Looe

The Conservatory Tea Room & Bar at Polraen Country House in the Looe Valley at Sandplace, serves light lunches and afternoon cream teas Wed-Sun, 11-4 pm.  Away from the hustle and bustle of Looe –  just 3 minutes by car, bus or train – The Conservatory overlooks the beautiful garden of a former 18th century coaching inn.  The historic Cornish granite building nestles in the Looe Valley countryside with its beautiful conservatory providing a unique oasis of calm. Here for example, you can enjoy a Looe crab sandwich, a platter of Cornish charcuterie or cheese, a simple jacket potato or home made cakes and scones for afternoon tea. There’s a fully licensed bar and really decent coffee! And if you take the scenic Looe Valley Line, you can claim 10% off your food bill!

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Cornish Food and Drink

We use Cornish produce carefully sourced from a range of high quality Cornish suppliers including the Looe Valley’s own cider and apple juice from Cornish Orchards.  There’s no more perfect place than The Conservatory at Polraen to enjoy a light lunch or afternoon cream tea in the Looe Valley with:

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Fully Licensed Bar
  • Dog Friendly
  • Public transport

The best Cornish Cream Tea near Looe?

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the beach and the busy fishing port of Looe. Travel inland 2 miles following the route of the East Looe  River on the A387, with river views at every turn, and you’ll discover the idyllic setting of Polraen Country House at Sandplace. Lydia bakes all her own cakes and scones – simply delicious. It’s peaceful and relaxing. Listen to the birdsong. Watch the pheasants and buzzards. Soak up the atmosphere.

Cream tea at Polraen via the Looe Valley LineLooe Valley Line

Located just a 4 minute stroll from Sandplace Station, you can take a lovely trip on the scenic Looe Valley Line skirting the banks of the river along the most scenic stretch of the line from Looe or from Liskeard. Or catch the No 73 Polperro-Liskeard bus which stops right outside the door.

Wheel chair access is through the garden gate entrance with a low gradient to the patio. Dogs on leads are welcome in the bar and in the garden.

Our Cornish Suppliers

We’re proud to be serving Cornish food and drink from Cornish suppliers including Deli Farm Meats, Kittows Butchers, Sarah’s Cake Shop, The Brownie Baker, Tregida Smokehouse to name a few.  Whether it’s just a really good cup of coffee and a slice of home made cake or a delicious platter of Cornish charcuterie, smoked seafood or cheese, you’ll find our light lunch menu offers a popular and pleasing choice. Your Cornish cream tea can be traditional or served with Prosecco and of course, there are home made cakes and specials too, and a fully licensed bar including a range of Cornish Orchards’ ciders and soft drinks. We hope you’ll visit soon!