Friday, October 26, 2012

Oxford Hall Tea Shop and Grocery



Oxford Hall Celtic Shop has been located in nearby New Cumberland, PA for years selling fine imports from Ireland: wool sweaters, Belleek, gifts and teas.   Recently, they have opened an Irish Style Tea Shop in their new renovated building.  They still carry all their fine Irish imports but now you can pop in for afternoon tea or soup and a tart.  

Cedar enjoyed playing the ring game, typical in Irish pubs (safer to toss rings then darts while drinking Guinness).  

This casual style tearoom was another outing as part of Angelica's October birthday month celebrations.  She chose to have chicken salad with grapes and walnuts.  

Nancy and I split a Tomato Basil Tart, Cranberry scone and a peach turnover accompanied by a hearty mug of chai.  All very fresy and very tasty.
We had fun exploring the grocery shelves full of jellies, curd, cream, sodas, crackers and more.

 Shown here is owner Cindy and her chef Sam near the Oxford Hall tea selections.   Below is their open style  kitchen and case.

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Now this is tea shop I would enjoy!
Happy Birthday to Angelica! Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up. It looks like she made a good choice of places to go to celebrate.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely place! The food looks wonderful and was obviously enjoyed by everyone. I would have had trouble deciding on the chicken salad or the tart!
Ruth

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fun tea shop. Would I have sat by Cindy at the first Mid-Atlantic Tea Association meeting? I remember a lady at my table during one of the sessions who owned an Irish shop.

La Tea Dah said...

It sounds wonderful! Yummy! Beautiful!

Steph said...

Nice to have neighbors like these! BTW - I got the recipe booklet from the Mid Atlantic Tea Biz Assn. COOL!

Angela McRae said...

Would love to visit this place! (And I love Angelica's name!)