Our ‘Scones of the Day,’ which will be introduced by your Server, are made daily with the freshest ingredients and will vary from day-to-day.
~ All Scones are served with our homemade Devonshire Cream & homemade Jam. ~
Ask for some of our Jam to go!
History of Scones
Scones got their start as a Scottish quick bread. Originally made with oats and griddle-baked, today’s version is more often made with flour and baked in the oven. As for the origin of the word ‘scone,’ some say it comes from the Dutch word schoonbrot, which means beautiful bread, while others argue it comes from Stone of Destiny, where the Kings of Scotland were crowned. According to Webster’s Dictionary, scones originated in Scotland in the early 1500s. Scones became popular and an essential part of the fashionable ritual of taking tea in England when Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788 – 1861), one late afternoon, ordered the servants to bring tea and some sweet breads, which included scones. She was so delighted by this, that she ordered it every afternoon and what now has become an English tradition is the ‘Afternoon Tea Time’ (precisely at 4:00 pm). They are still served daily with the traditional clotted cream topping in Britain.