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British teas in Bucks/Montgomery?

MontCo Girl May 9, 2002 04:11 PM


Does anyone know of any places in Montgomery County or lower Bucks where they serve a traditional British tea?

I've been to Best of British in Chestnut Hill, but their phone number is coming up as disconnected (ditto for the one in Lahaska).


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    David De Silva RE: MontCo Girl May 14, 2002 11:06 AM

    Call the Bay Pony Inn in Lederach and see if they have high tea, I'm not sure if they do or not.

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      Chris Holst RE: David De Silva May 14, 2002 01:08 PM

      Actually, your mention of Lederach brings to mind the Lederach Tea Room across the street from the Bay Pony. It might be worth it to look there. I've also heard rumors of a tea room recently opening up in Gilbertsville, though know nothing particular about it.

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        David De Silva RE: Chris Holst May 14, 2002 02:57 PM

        Thats what I was trying to think of!!! I knew it had something to do with the Bay Pony Inn, which I guess I just pictured in my mind across the street! Thanks for the clarification!

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          Sandi H. RE: Chris Holst May 18, 2002 04:20 PM

          I've been to the Lederach Tea Room many times and although they have a nice selection of teas and offer scones for breakfast, I don't think they serve an English-type of tea or "high tea". They have GREAT breakfasts and lunches there, though. My only complaint is when it gets crowded, it is one of the noisiest places I know of! Maybe it has something to do with the wood floors and it's in an old building, but it got really LOUD the last time I was there-- I had to really lean in close to hear my friend. (Ditto with the Washington House restaurant in Sellersville, where I had lunch this week.... NOISY!!!)

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        Chris Holst RE: MontCo Girl May 14, 2002 07:56 PM

        Another recollection has come to mind as well... In Green Lane, on Sumneytown Pike just before it intersects with Rt 29 there is (or was when last I drove past it) a tea house sort of place as well...

        Also the "quaint village" of Skippack has or had a few tea venues as well, though what is meant by "British Tea" is sort of up in the air. When I was in school there, tea was the evening meal, and consisted of heavy boarding school food. I imagine you're looking for cucumber sandwiches, rather than cheese and pickle on buttered bread, or toad in the hole.

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          Sandi H. RE: MontCo Girl May 18, 2002 05:28 PM

          I found this page about tea shops in PA while doing a Google Search for a tea room I visited somewhere near Emmaus a while back (but can't find or remember the name of). It's beyond the Bucks/Montco area but I hope it'll be somewhat helpful if you ever want to take a day trip.

          Link: http://www.catteacorner.com/us-t10.htm

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            dkknechel RE: MontCo Girl May 31, 2012 09:18 AM

            Tilly Mint's Tea Room in Souderton, PA
            Serves an authentic British Tea - I have been there myself, very nice.
            check out the website: www.tillymints.com to see for yourself.

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              wandasue RE: dkknechel Jun 3, 2012 02:59 PM

              Tilly Mints - Definitely! The proprietor' parents were British, and she has live in England off and on. Her shop is decorated with family and British memorabilia. And she is delightful! Go! Go! Go!

            2. gaffk RE: MontCo Girl May 31, 2012 03:10 PM

              I'm not a tea person myself, but I do have friends and relatives who are. The two that came to mind as most-mentioned among this group is Tilly Mint's, as dkk mentioned. Also, the Talking Teacup in Chalfont.

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                jahnesta8 RE: gaffk Jun 3, 2012 04:27 PM

                Though I have not been to this location, I have driven by it many times. It is called A Taste of Britain in Wayne.


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