The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay

The exterior of the Edgcumbe tea-room with people at tables on Cotehele Quay, Cornwall

Formerly a Victorian pub, the Edgcumbe is now an idyllic licensed tea-room overlooking the River Tamar. There are two indoor rooms to settle down for lunch in, as well as tables at the front and in the garden. if you're in a large group you can book your party in the Long Room upstairs. The tea-room is closed from 19 March until further notice.

Child drinking tea

Eating and drinking at Cotehele

The Piggery Kiosk by the house is now open daily, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Cornish cream tea

Don't leave Cornwall without savouring a cream tea. Have yours jam first, the Cornish way or if you prefer the clotted cream first, that's okay by us. We offer seasonal cream teas too with seasonal fruit scones and jam as well as the traditional way.

The Edgcumbe also features a cheese tea and a selection of delicious cakes. Ask one of the team about specials on the day you visit.

Cream teas are a speciality at the Edgcumbe
A Cornish cream tea ready to be aten at the Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay
Cream teas are a speciality at the Edgcumbe
" Every time you buy a slice of cake, you help save our tapestries"
- Thank you

Dogs welcome

After a walk in the fresh air with your four-legged friend, stop on the quay to take in the view of the river before heading to the Edgcumbe tea-room. Here there’s outdoor seating or you can retreat inside where your dog can sit with you while you tuck into your well-deserved lunch or cream tea.

Hire the Long Room

Do you have a special birthday, anniversary or a business meeting coming up? The Long Room upstairs is available for private hire.

We can seat up to 28 people or we can cater for more guests in a less formal set up. We’ll look forward to working with you on a seasonal menu suitable for your party. This can include anything from simple canapés or cream teas, to a full lunch of starters, mains, desserts, tea and coffee. Ring us on 01579 351346 to discuss your needs or for more details.


The view from the quayside in 1890 was a little bit different from today
An archive photograph showing the Edgcumbe and lime kilns in the 1890s
The view from the quayside in 1890 was a little bit different from today