I took my granddaughters and son’s girlfriend here for lunch and tea. We didn’t see the guest rooms so I can’t review them. The girls loved the fancy dishes, silverware, teapots, and sugar cubes. They have the largest menu of teas I have ever seen. The only reason I did not give this place five stars is because of the grounds/yard. I honestly thought this placed was closed by the way it looks on the outside until my coworker told me about it. If they made improvements outside, it would be much more appealing.
Had a good nights sleep and woke up to the smell of bacon. Breakfast was served at 8:30 and we had fresh fruit cup to start and then eggs, grits, bacon and scones. It was delish!! They even had extra bacon if you needed more! They have a nice gift shop. The outside of the house is unkept. They have a nice deck outback but it is nasty and not useable. Just has junk and mildew all over it. The yard has not been kept up either. It needs lots of work. The innkeepers were very nice.
A gem to be discovered in Prattville! The good was delicious and the tea was amazing! Everything was perfect! I will say that I had no idea it was a tea house from the front side of the house. It needs a lot of yard work attention.I've driven by there numerous times and just felt like the house was someone's home that was unkept.
My husband and I frequent the teahouse often. We love it. We love the homey atmosphere. The selection is great and we have not found better scones anywhere else (including Dublin, Ireland!). My favorite teas are Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai and Mint Chocolate (yes, both chocolate). The teapots are bottomless and you can try a new tea for each pot, so it's a fantastic deal. They have cute kid size teacups too.
We were in Prattville to help a family member. We’ve stayed in many hotels but we wanted something different and less ‘corporate’. Smith-Byrd, with hosts David and Beth, was just what we looked for! The friendliness, welcoming spirit, and hospitality were top of the line. David and Beth did everything they could to make our stay excellent. The family visit was very stressful (health concerns) and our time at Smith-Byrd was like an oasis we retreated to each evening. They thought of everything, including setting the room clock forward to reflection the daylight savings time change. You don’t get that at the chain hotels. Now let’s talk about breakfast. Served in a wonderful tea room setting with fine china and silver we couldn’t have found a better breakfast anywhere, and we just had to walk across the hall. The scones were the speciality! And such variety! Tremendous! The fruit bowl and the egg soufflés were very tasty. We just hope you won’t miss being served their fantastic French toast creation. If you’re tired of the corporate hotel environment, and the packaged breakfast buffets, then book a spot at Smith-Byrd B&B the next time you’re near Prattville. By the way, even though we didn’t have time to enjoy it, Prattville has a very inviting and unique downtown historic district. Make time for that. We hope to on our next visit. …
Our Red Hat ladies experienced this lovely Tea Room this week and found it to be delightful. We all had the Princess Tea, a three tiered tea with two types of tea for us to pick and choose. All of the food was wonderful even our friends who is gluten free had food that was delicious.We all left filled and our appetites were quenched. Such attention to detail was noted during this tea. Our room already had a beautiful Christmas Tree all decorated in it. We felt appreciated too by all of the attention we received. Several of us shopped in their Gift Shoppe and found so many fabulous gifts to be bought. They do offer a frequent buyer program there which I availed to join. Such a wonderful time was had by all!!!
We stayed here as a base to visit the montgomery-selma area. The B and B is small, two rooms, which provides a very tailored and personal experience. Our room was large and comfortable with a spacious and very well appointed bath-large shower, soaking tub and extra heat if desired. Breakfast was served at a time of our choosing, which varied by day. We loved the fact that Beth and David (hosts) sat and ate breakfast with us. Great conversations. There is also a gift shop (it also has a tea room, open wed-sat) and a zillion teas, which the hosts are happy to brew up for you. Prattville, where the b and b is located is a quaint and quiet town, once you get off the commercial drag that borders it. The drive into Mongomery is about 20 minutes, which was easy. The civil rights history, as you would hope, is presented in a number of venues, with the most striking being the peace and justice memorial which opened in 2018. This is a great place to stay for a couple of days, or longer, to explore ground zero for the civil rights movement and learn about slavery and its fallout over the time since. …
My friend and I had the most beautiful tea experience at the Smith-Byrd Tea Room! We enjoyed a light salad and quiche followed by a three-tier tea tray, and we left absolutely stuffed, definitely enough for lunch. Every item on the tray complemented each other and was delicious. Also the house is a lovely Victorian and made it feel like we were stepping back in time. With the windows open and the breeze blowing, it was the perfect two hours to get away from real life for a little while.
This place is right up there with the UK. It’s definitely off the beaten path, but some of the best places are on back streets. The owners are fabulous!! Very friendly and willing to please. I tried three different teas and all were utterly delicious. The three tier Princess Tea, from the scones to the finger sandwiches to the desserts, melted in my mouth. Cannot wait to come back!!
I have visited tea rooms in London, Edinburgh, Paris, and many other places, but I enjoy Smith-Byrd Tea Room the most! I try to visit the tea room at least once a month, and I just love it! The owners are great, and Ms. Beth always orders great products for the gift shop, too! Try to Earl Grey Creme and Spiced Pear!