Unpretentious food, elegantly served

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 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!

Summer Etiquette

 

Although we do not require reservations, we encourage you to reserve a day ahead to ensure that we have and can hold a table for you. As with any restaurant, please wait for a confirmation from us. Please note that we return all calls before 11 am or after 4 pm; if you call for a same day reservation between those hours, we can not assure you space. We also ask that you limit your stay with us to two hours so that other guests may enjoy the tea house during these busy summer months.

We appreciate your cooperation as we seek to provide the best experience for you and your party.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We'll be letting you know of any  special events as they are planned.

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.

We are about tea of all persuasions. Black, Green, White, Matcha, Rooibos, Chai, Oolong, Pu-erh, Herbal: We have it, from the best Darjeelings to quality Greens to rare Pu-erhs dated by vintage like fine wine.  We invite you to experience the depth and variety of our 100+ teas from around the world. You may just find yourself describing bouquets and finishes at your next gathering!

 

Visit our tea page for more information.

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32 Main Street,  Bridgton, Maine

207-803-8111

info@clippermerchant.com

Proprietor: Melinda Thomas

 

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 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

info@clippermerchant.com