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.
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!
We have several special events planned for February.
Elizabethan High Tea
Valentines Day, 2019
February 14th - 5 pm to 7 pm
Join us from 5 pm to 7 pm for a very special high tea celebrating the age of high romance and chivalry. Each of the four courses--soup, savories, scones and desserts-- will feature a different wine or mead selected by local wine and beer experts Rick and Julie Welchel of J. Decor. There may be a strolling poet or two ready to read you a sonnet! Dress creatively and get a special gift courtesy of J. Decor. $35 per person. Call 207-803-8111 to reserve your space.
A wonderful chance to introduce children to tea tradition and the power of story. We are delighted to welcome author Patty Farrin, who will read and sign copies of her delightful children's book The Teacup Cafe. Ideal for children and their parents and/or grandparents, this event includes a high tea created especially for children to celebrate and inspire the love of reading. Please book your reservation-- space is limited. $30 for two or $15 each.
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.
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!
32 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine
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