“I only remember one occasion when there was severe unrest here,” says an elderly guest staying at the Nare, a privately owned luxury hotel on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula. “A rumour went round that there was no more clotted cream, and everyone panicked…”
Mass revolt over a cream shortage may seem unlikely, but it says a great deal about the level of hospitality at the Nare that the idea of going without an essential component of afternoon tea could cause such shock among its guests. The hotel describes itself neither as “boutique” nor “designer”, but rather as “Cornwall’s most comfortable luxury hotel”, and it is that focus on comfort – reflected in everything from the chauffeur pick-up service to the daily selection of homemade scones and cakes served in the drawing-room – that keeps guests coming back every year.
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