Monday, August 4, 2014

The Coach & Horses Colonial Tea Room

A recent visit to The Coach & Horses Colonial Tea Room in Winchester VA provided a delightful afternoon stop for the last leg of our journey home. Located in a National Historic building (circa 1790), the tea room is a work of love. From the stenciled walls to the themed d├ęcor to the fabulous Afternoon Tea, it was delightful and memorable.

Table settings in blue willow, with cozy wrapped tea pots greeted us. We had advance reservations for tea (required), although you may drop-in and order off the menu if you prefer lunch. Once we each selected our tea flavors, the culinary feast began.

The first course featured a very tasty tomato bisque soup garnished with croutons.
 Cranberry Scones, with cream and preserves were presented next.

The three tiered tea tray held an abundance of savories, sweets, and desserts including Zucchini Muffins with cream cheese and chive garnish, Cucumber Sandwiches, Thinly sliced open faced green apple sandwich, Cheese and Chutney on a petite roll, and Fresh Fruit. The desserts included a Glazed Fruit Tart, a petite cheesecake,  chocolate dipped vanilla cookie, a chocolate cherry muffin, and a layered Jello parfait. Needless to say, many of the desserts were packed 'to-go' and enjoyed later in the evening.

Delicious and Delightful!


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

What a great tea, and a special place to visit as you traveled through Virginia!

Angela McRae said...

Looks like another great place to have tea! (I take special note when YOU call someone's tea "fabulous.")

Marilyn said...

It is always so fun to see the way different tearooms serve and prepare the food. I am intrigued by the cucumber sandwich with the cucumbers fanned on the top. Love having tea in a historic place too.