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The Shoppe at Shady Gables Tearoom

300 E. Newton St. | Versailles, MO
573-378-2740 | Email | Website | Hours
Established in 2000, Shady Gables is a traditional, English-Style Tea Room and Unique Gift Gallery in a charming, 108-year-old Victorian house located in Versailles, Missouri. We serve our meals "Afternoon Tea" style in the Victorian Tradition and offer well over 100 flavors of the highest quality loose leaf tea. Please, visit our website, www.shadygables.com, for more information and to view our menu. Call to make your reservation today!

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I have always enjoyed taking friends to this tea room! Lovely atmosphere, delicious food.

- Charlotte Mar 6th '15

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This was our second trip and won't be our last. The afternoon tea is delightful and there are so many choices of tea. The food is fresh and delicious. The small rooms for tea for two are wonderful and feature things you can buy - from tea pots to paintings. What a treat in Versailles, Mo!

- Marissa Feb 15th '15

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A delightful place! Many cozy rooms with beautiful decorations, lovely tables, and such cute teacups and teapots. A wide selection of loose teas which are available to purchase and take home, as well as lots of well displayed items to expand your home tea party experience.

- Joyce Jan 4th '15

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Have enjoyed tea parties with family several times. Very nice place with pretty table settings and fancy finger food.

- Lisa Mahaney Nov 25th '14

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Once again, Shady Gables has been a pleasant, relaxing experience. I always request the Queen's Lunch as the Chicken Salad Croissant is most delicious. Yesterday, our treats included the delectable Red Velvet Cupcakes with a tasty surprise inside...Mmmmm! I always feel welcome and appreciated here. The staff are all friendly and truly service-oriented, intent on making guests feel welcome. My favorite tea is A Fine Romance as I love Vanilla, but my friends enjoy the fruitier teas-Blueberry, Cranberry, Blue Raspberry, Chocolate-Covered Strawberry. We love sharing and experiencing new flavors each time. Am looking forward to my return, which will be #5 for me!

- Deb Nov 16th '14

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I took a group of 5 here today and we were absolutely delighted with the atmosphere, food, and service! This is a wonderful delight for young and old alike and we will be sure to visit again!

- Jessica Nov 8th '14

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I just visited Shady Gables for the second time. My first visit was with other mothers (group of 5); this last time I took my 18-year old daughter for some mother/daughter quality time and a college send-off. Great atmosphere and refreshments for either occasion. I plan to make it an annual event and have 'threatened' my son that I may even take him since he couldn't resist my bite-sized leftovers he found in the fridge. That's right, the Queen's Tea is so generous, I couldn't eat it all at one sitting. With so many tea choices, be sure to allow time to study the menu. I hope to return to try at least one tea from each category. Also, take time to browse the tea shop; they offer petite tart servers for sale that I've never found elsewhere.

- Toni Aug 17th '14

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Yes, men are welcome! My husband and I had the pleasure of enjoying the Queen's Tea. The food was delicious! Plenty to satisfy a man and pretty enough to make both of us feel special. We each had a different pot of tea...our favorite was Italian Ameretto. They sell 100 different flavors. Yes, I came home with plenty for us and some for gifts. The service was warm and welcoming. It was well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive. We will go back!!!

- Sue S. Aug 3rd '14

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Excellent atmosphere and service. A truly relaxing and enjoyable lunchtime experience with a huge variety of teas to choose from. We had the Queen's service which was plenty filling and had a delicious assortment of sandwiches, quiche, fruit, and desserts. Highly recommend, but be sure to make reservations.

- Tami Jul 27th '14

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Food, service and surroundings was spectacular. The mayor of Versailles was very congenial and hospitable. We enjoyed peach tea, quiche, chicken salad and an assortment of deserts. Each room had a different theme.

- Mary Jul 21st '14

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First time here, and Wow! I never knew there were so many types of teas. The atmosphere was very welcoming, Terry (owner) was very accommodating, the servers knew what they were doing, and everything together made the afternoon much more enjoyable than I thought it could every be. I will return to The Shoppe at Shady Gables, and plan to take more friends with me! Love this place!

- Becky Jul 20th '14

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Excellent service, delicious teas,sandwiches and desserts!
Comfortable atmosphere with a variety of 'tea house' items to look at and/or buy. Lovely outside garden,too!

- Adrienne Hire Jun 21st '14

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I've returned here again and again and this is the tea room of my childhood dreams. I came here with my grandma and mother when I was a little girl and I adored it so much that we came back with my other grandma and on several other visits back to Missouri. I'm all grown up now but it's still one of my fondest memories and hopefully I will be able to visit soon and one day bring my children. The Queens tea will make your day!

- Bee Jun 10th '14

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This is my favorite spot to take friends for an afternoon of visiting and sampling. Their Queen's tea menu has generous amounts of food from the savory to the sweet. There are amazing number of tea varieties to choose from. A beautiful setting with small areas for privacy. Such a treat to share with friends.

- Tricia Volkert Jun 2nd '14

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Soooo good!!

- Layni Apr 23rd '14

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This was my second visit. It was wonderful on all accounts both times. Food is delicious; tea choice is unbelievable; tea server very knowledgeable. We were able to chat and not feel rushed! It's a quaint, old, beautiful house with so much to look at you couldn't possibly be bored. Make sure you purchase their cookbook--so many delicious recipes to try.

- Marjorie Reed Jan 23rd '14

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My mother-in law and I went here for my 24th birthday. This was the first time I had ever been here, but she has been several times. This place was so adorable, the tea was fabulous, and the man who owns it is so unbelievably nice! Great first experience and I will definitely be back with more people!

- Laura Jan 20th '14

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I 've been to Shady Gables many times over the last ten years and have always had a wonderful experience. the food is always delicious, Terry and his staff are professional and friendly and I always leave relaxed and in a better frame of mind. I recently went to a tearoom in Chicago. It left a lot to be desired. I didn't feel the ambience and warm feeling that Shady Gables leaves me with. The price was double, they had very few tea selections and the food was just ok. Shady Gables is a true treasure in the little town of Versailles and I look forward to going there often in the years to come. Thanks, Terry, Bev, Julie and the rest of your staff for the pleasure you provide for so many of us.

- Linda Schulte Nov 14th '13

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Outstanding afternoon tea experience. Owner Terry kindly made accommodation for me on a festival weekend - I was treated to wonderful tea, delicious food, and a lovely atmosphere. I was visiting from Minneapolis, MN and found it worth the trip! Thank you!!

- Monica M. Klanderud Nov 13th '13

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My daughter and I went to Shady Gables for the first time today and I could not be more impressed! They made the day so special for us! Everything was incredible, from the endless selection of teas, to the amazingly accommodating staff! In my 4 year old daughter's words 'this is my perfect place.'

- Karyn Oct 26th '13

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Shady Gables is the best at everything. Atmosphere with beautiful background music, service with a smile and pleasant conversation, food that is scrumptious, and last but not least the tea. I could go there 100 more times and not run out of selections. My Aunt and I had a wonderful, authentic English teatime experience.


- Ruth Jul 19th '13

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I have been to many tearooms in the U.S. and England. Shady Gables is still my all-time favorite. The owner/operator is so friendly and professional. Beautiful decor, wear a hat--it makes it so much fun!!!

- Katie Sturtridge Jul 19th '13

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My sister, niece and I visited Shady Gables on the 6th of July and must say it was a most relaxing and pleasurable experience Terry was so kind and visited with us several times. His granddaughter was fabulous. Our food was wonderful and our different teas were all so delicious. Our experience left us wanting to return very soon.

- Joyce Jul 10th '13

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Had a most enjoyable time at Shady Gables on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The tea, food and service were excellent. Enjoyed our visit with Terry Silvey. Nice selection of tea, tea accessories, curd and clotted cream. We were three ladies that don't have the opportunity to get together as often as we would like because we come from quite a distance. This could not have been more perfect. We are anxious to visit again.

- Carrie Kliethermes Jul 7th '13

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I have been to tea shops in five states and two countries. Love the tasting, love Shady Gables the best.


- Carol Jun 29th '13

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My 2 daughters, my daughter-in-law and I had tea here and loved it! Everything was delicious and
the tea room is decorated beautifully.

- Kay Jun 23rd '13

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What a beautiful place!! Who knew you could find such an amazing selection of teas and such a fabulously run establishment in such a small town! Every tea my party tried was delicious and the food was absolutely to die for! I would go back every day if I could!

- Hannah Jun 11th '13



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