Traditional English Christmas Eve at Clipper Merchant Tea House

December 24, 2016

Two seatings:  1:00 pm (filled) & 4:00 pm

Join us for a formal high tea in the style of Victorian England

$35 per person

Includes four courses plus live music

Champagne, sherry and port available at additional cost

 

We still have spaces available for our 4:00 celebration.

Please call 207-803-8111 to reserve a space.

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 Our Musicians

1:00 pm High Tea:  Gary Polhemus, Classical Guitar

Gary Polhemus has been playing guitar for half a century, since he was introduced to the

instrument at the tender age of eight. He has been composing since age 16, and more than
83 of his songs are copyrighted. He is host of a bi-monthly songwriter’s circle, held at the
Denmark Arts Center in Denmark, Maine, and gives guitar lessons. Gary also performs on
mandolin and operates a personal recording studio
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4:00 pm High Tea:  E. G. Roth, Harpist

E. G. Roth is a professional harpist who performs in Maine and around New England. 
Her repertoire ranges from classical to popular, and she is also a skilled vocalist who can
adapt harp and voice to seafaring songs, traditional folk, and Broadway.

 

 

WELCOME!

Clipper Merchant Tea House at the historic William Perry House in downtown Bridgton is the perfect place to linger over a pot of fine tea while sampling delectable baked goods, soups and the fabled Tower of London.

Our winter hours are as follows:

Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 4 pm

Sun. 11 am - 4 pm

High tea served during all hours of operation.

 

Reservations, especially for High Tea, are encouraged to ensure that seating is available for you and your party.

We look forward to enjoying a fine pot of tea with you soon!

British Tea Times

Elevenses

 Traditional tea break at 11:00 a.m. that includes tea and typically a scone, biscuits or muffin.

 

Afternoon tea

Typically at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. (dinner in Britain and the continent is usually not before 7:30 p.m.).  It is a leisurely affair, conducive to chatting, sipping
and sampling finger sandwiches, scones, macaroons and other treats.

 

High Tea

 It may be a surprise to learn that high tea originated with the working classes, who worked through what we consider

“lunch hour”.  High tea would be served at home after the workday at a table and now often includes soup

in addition to sweets and fruit.

 

We are also high on Special Events. Just ask.

We have a lot of great ideas to make your event extra - memorable.

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DELIGHTFUL . . . LOVELY

We invite you to experience the timeless pleasure of taking tea—British-style.  Clipper Merchant Tea House at the historic William Perry House in downtown Bridgton is the perfect place to linger over a pot of fine tea while sampling delectable baked goods, soups and the fabled Tower of London.  Enjoy the elegant Victorian ambiance and excellent service for your afternoon out or planned event.   We offer High Tea as well as afternoon tea, and traditional English brunch on Sundays—complete with The London Times.

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