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Mince Pies and Welsh Cakes: Festive Readings

presented by English actor, Andrew Harris

December 16th at 1 pm

If you like your December celebrations traditional, then join us for high tea and two classic readings: A Child's Christmas in Wales and "Sweetly at Home" from The Wind in the Willows. Mr. Harris hails from England and has been associated with the Globe Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. Tickets are $35 for traditional four-course high tea and performance. Call Melinda at 207-803-8111 for info.


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Victorian Christmas Ornament Workshop
December 17, 2017

10 am - 12 noon


Cream tea and the unique opportunity to create a beautiful Victorian decoration for your tree. Space is limited. Reservation only. Children age 12 and over welcome.
$20 includes pot of tea and scones plus materials.

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Traditional Victorian English Christmas Eve
December 24, 2017

Two seatings: 1 pm and 4 pm


We are at our British best on Christmas Eve! Enjoy a traditional four-course high tea with all the trimmings and live music. This event is fun for the entire family! Book your reservation early to ensure space as this event sold out last year.


To Start

English wassail

Lobster Bisque or

Hungarian Mushroom Soup



Sliced Egg with Caviar

Roast beef & Blue Cheese

Turkey & Cranberry

Cucumber with Mint & Pomegranate

Arugula Pesto with Goat Cheese

Smoked trout with Dill Cream Cheese


Salted Caramel

Ginger Peach

Black Currant

Honey Lavender


An assortment of festive, delicious desserts and chocolates

fit for a king and queen.

Finishing (extra charge)

Black Currant Mimosa, Champagne, Sherry or Port

& a fine selection of wines


Tickets on sale now at $35 per person.



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And don't forget the Victoria Mansion Christmas 2017: City by the Sea

Lovely Portland landmark, so inviting to visit during the holidays. View our Clipper Merchant Tea House decorations in the Library. Tours begin November 24.


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 hours are as follows:

Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 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


 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.




32 Main Street,  Bridgton, Maine





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 put together special dining experiences on holidays. Private events are also encouraged.

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32 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009 • 207-803-8111