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 - Saturday 11am - 4 pm
Sunday service resumed in February.
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.
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.
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.
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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.