100 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371

Our Famous Afternoon Tea

tea collage final 2014Our ‘Famous’ Afternoon Tea

 

tea stand for pageDecember: Thursday-Saturday, 12-2:30 pm

January: Saturday, January 7th and 14th, 12:00-2:30 pm

$35 per guest, $40 per guest for ‘Royal Tea’, plus tax and gratuity, Reservations suggested.

“Bee Enchanted” this holiday season and enjoy the enduring tradition of afternoon tea in a festive setting, complete with lit fireplaces and gingerbread houses.  The holiday season is often hectic and stressful; imagine stepping back in time to an unhurried world where you can relax, appreciate the company of family and friends, and enjoy the true meaning of the holidays. Feel yourself unwind as you are pampered with delicious sweet and savory fare in a beautiful country setting filled with exquisite harp music by Allyn Donath.

Visiting the Bee and Thistle Inn for Holiday Tea is truly an unforgettable experience.  The inn is tastefully decorated from top to bottom with warm fires glowing in the fireplaces; twinkling trees chock full of ornaments; and swags of lush garland throughout the grand house. Children’s faces light up when they see The Bee’s famous candy and gingerbread houses inhabited by tiny figurines and filled with amazing detail.

Guests are always spellbound by the beautiful decorations. Many come back yearly to see the handmade gingerbread and candy houses, making tea at The Bee a family tradition. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with special friends and take a break from the chaos of the holiday rush. Spending quality time with the people we love is what the holidays are all about.


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Afternoon Tea at the Bee and Thistle Inn Menu

Tea Sandwiches

Goat Cheese & Watercress

Egg Salad with Fresh Thyme

Chicken Salad with Cilantro & Scallions

Cucumber & Mint

 Small Desserts

Scones with Inn Made Preserves & Sweet Cream

Cream Puffs

Lemon Meringue Tarts

Paris Tea Truffles

Macaroons

Russian Tea Cakes

 Harney & Sons Selection of Fine Teas

Served with Wildflower Honey, Lemon & Sugar Sticks