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Classic English tea in stunning settings

We were also staying at Governor's House, but would visit just for the tea! Suzanne is obviously an... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Niwot, Colorado
Authentic British High Tea

Suzanne, the owner is a first rate pastry chef among other things and serves the most authentic... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Swanzey, New Hampshire
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were also staying at Governor's House, but would visit just for the tea! Suzanne is obviously an Anglophile, and the tea reflected her expertise and love for England. From good, strong tea to finger sandwiches (she even helped me by figuring out how to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Suzanne, the owner is a first rate pastry chef among other things and serves the most authentic English High Tea you will find in the US. She serves tea sandwiches, scones and sweetmeats with all of the appropriate accoutrements including her very own blend of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent weekend at the Governor’s House learning about proper English tea (don’t forget your hat!) and dinner etiquette. I highly recommend stopping by for one of the Afternoon Teas or an Etiquette Dinner (this may only be during the Downton Abbey Weekends...check website).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melody J
Reviewed June 24, 2018

My husband and I were traveling in the area around Stowe, Smugglers' Notch, and Johnson, VT and noticed that the Governor's House in Hyde Park offers tea on Thursday and Sunday afternoons. (Call ahead!) The house is beautifully restored, spacious and welcoming. Suzanne makes you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Meegan K
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had high tea in the library at the Governor's House in Hyde Park, VT. It was the first time I'd been to tea and I loved it. Our hostess, Suzanne, gave us a tutorial about the proper way to pour tea...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

My friend and I flew from CA to VT to do some leaf peeping and threw in afternoon tea at the Governor's House for my birthday. As an avid tea-goer in San Francisco I was really excited that it totally lived up to my expectations....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our relaxing two days in this historic home. Suzanne has an amazing knowledge of the history of the house and the surrounding area. The rail trail provided a great walk beside the river for some exercise. The only downside was that Hyde Park...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank h0me0f4
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Set in an idyllic small New England town, is magnificently renovated home offers tea, B&B and jane Austen weekends. I was lucky enough to see the activities recently and thoroughly enjoyed the dress up and carriage rides. I find the tea charming and try to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hwmciver
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Freshly brewed tea and melt-in-your-mouth scones--deliciously good to the last drop and the final crumb.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jshipley2017
Reviewed July 26, 2017

My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Governor's House, and it was a wonderful experience. Our hostess, Suzanne, was very helpful, informative, and an interesting conversationalist. It was a birthday getaway, and she came up with a great suggestion for dinner and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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