Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mrs. Bridges Pantry, CT

We enjoyed an afternoon visit to the charmingly British tea room, Mrs. Bridges Pantry in Woodstock, CT. The sign on one of the outbuildings announced the goodies to be found inside. 

Individual tea orders were taken from an extensive list of loose leaf teas or tea bag teas, from PG Tips to flavored blacks, greens, and herbals.
For starters, a thick and flavorful tomato Florentine soup.

The afternoon tea included a choice of sandwich, either egg salad, chicken salad, curried chicken salad, cucumber, or ham & cheese.  You received a full sandwich cut into four and served as shown. Since several of us ordered the afternoon tea, we mixed up the sandwiches at our table so we could each try a different triangle.

In addition to the afternoon tea option, guests are able to order from the menu, such things as spaghetti on toast, meat pies, bangers and mash, definitely offering a little 'slice of Britain' in this rural Connecticut area.

Our afternoon tea ended with a choice of warm, pre-sliced scones (lemon ginger, cranberry orange) served with a dollop of cream and lemon curd.

7 comments:

Bernideen said...

You all are having a blast!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Another wonderful tea house post! How wonderful you have so many near you...wish we did! Thanks for sharing your travels and discoveries!
Ruth

Marilyn said...

Yummmm! I love visiting tearooms with you and family. The tomato soup particularly looked delicious!

lemonverbenalady said...

I love the job my tea scouts are doing for when The Herbal Husband and I make our next trip to CT! Thanks for sharing as always!

parTea lady said...

Isn't it fun to visit a new tearoom? Looks like you all were enjoying that one.

Storybook Woods said...

What a great tea house. It kills me we do not have anything like this around here. Clarice

Kimberly said...

sounds lovely! I so wish there was a place to go to tea around here!