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The Ploughcroft Tea Room

Certificate of Excellence
British, Scottish
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1215 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1801
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Danville, Virginia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little English tea room. I called mid week to make a reservation for 12. Pat and all the staff (sorry terrible with names) were fantastic. It was like meeting an old friend upon arrival. We had afternoon tea in the family room as a celebration for a 70 year olds birthday. The tea was plentiful, with a... More 

Thank Harris S
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fell in love with Afternoon Tea on a visit to London and still daydream about it. I started seeking out tea houses when I'd visit New York City, and then I was overjoyed to discover a spot for tea right in my own town. I've been a regular ever since. Owned and run by a true Brit -- you... More 

Thank Pandandrum
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Lovely place with antique decor with a heavy British influence. Everything from the tea to the soup and the scones are delightfully delicious.

Thank Jacob M
Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Absolutely love coming here! Quaint, lovely atmosphere! A little bit of English right here! Onion tart is the best! And the trifle is luscious when they have it!!! Going to be taking my 4 yr old granddaughter soon to have her first real tea party!!

1 Thank LuvToTravelWithHubby
Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was my first time at Ploughcroft, and they do it right! My daughter and I came in the afternoon and ordered the Victorian Tea, which serves two. Compared to other tea rooms I've been to, it was a great price. Then we tasted the sandwiches and pastries-- absolutely delicious! I asked about the recipe for one of the cookies,... More 

1 Thank ilovebooks42
Sugar Land Texas
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243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were there for a special event after normal hours. Thus our experience may not be typical. They tried to serve our large group with two waitresses and the results were what you expected. We did not get any greeting or water until after 20 minutes of arrival. To do that we had to flag down the waitress. The courses... More 

Thank slhokie
phutto, Owner at The Ploughcroft Tea Room, responded to this review

So sorry that your visit was not satisfactory. We get such complimentory reviews on TripAdvisor that this made me sad that your experience was not the norm. We just received the Certificate of Excellence for 2016 so your visit is very important to me that we welcome you back for a good experience. May I invite you back for a... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you're looking for a place to sit down, relax, enjoy great food, and amazing wait staff.. this is the place to go! Everyone is always so kind, the food is always delicious, and the atmosphere is excellent. It's never too loud, even when busy. Highly recommend! You won't regret it.

2 Thank Kiersten M
Charlottesville, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

One waitress tried to manage the lunch crowd. Our party had 12 plus many other customers. More staff needed so you feel your group gets special attention. It is a lovely place.

Thank Lorraine T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

What a wonderful venue for a private function! Attended a Bridesmaids Luncheon, the food could not have been better, waitress superb, and private room was beautifully decorated. Even if it is just for lunch, don't miss Ploughcroft!

1 Thank lybggwen
Waynesboro, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Walking thru Lynchburg we spotted a tea rom. We were looking for a light lunch, so we said let's try it. Service was great, the selection of teas was varied and the lunch we selected was fresh and definitely British. The atmosphere was very quaint and made you feel like royalty. We will be back.

1 Thank Wayne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
British, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 14348327467
Located in downtown Lynchburg, VA, this exceptional, authentic British tea room offers both lunch and afternoon tea. Open from Monday - Saturday from 11 AM - 5 PM. Now open on Sunday's for Brunch from 11 AM - 2 PM. Reservations highly recommended

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