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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 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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What a gem in this little town. Great food, tea, & service. I bought their cookbook just because the food was so good! I also took home their Peach-Berry Cobbler black tea (so good). Will go again for sure!

- Meredith Curry May 25th '13

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The atmosphere and food cannot be matched. I have visited many different teahouse throughout the U.S. and I will always choose Shady Gables as my first choice.

- Beverly Brondel May 24th '13

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My mother, 2 daughters & I have been coming to Shady Gables for many years now. It's ALWAYS a treat to both make & relive memories at this lovely tea room. The tea selection is phenomenal (my new favorite is 'Strawberry Shortcake')! The food & service are superb! Beautiful tea-related trinkets to purchase! Highly recommended!!!

- ~Kristen May 23rd '13

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This place is such a relaxing, charming place. Presentation is excellent, service & staff can't be beat. Neat gifts available too. It is so nice to get pampered once in a while.




- Jane Apr 27th '13

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I've been coming to this tearoom for years. It's relaxing and has the best I've tasted outside of the restaurants of Ireland!

- Kathy Ortinau Apr 8th '13

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My friends and I have been lunching at this tearoom one a month for over 6 years. It is a lovely, relaxing experience..one we look forward to every month. The service is top-notch and the setting is beautiful.

- Edwena Shock Mar 30th '13

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excellent food,fresh and delightful, charming setting, amazed at all the neat gifts and the tea and presentation is simply the best. A Must visit, the staff and owner makes you feel like family and very friendly and there's tea rooms and then there's the SHOPPE AT SHADY GABLES. Great job Mr.Terry

- Ms, Charlotte Mar 30th '13

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Best Tea House I have ever been too! I have been going here occasionally for about 9 years and every time I am always impressed by the atomosphere, service, and of course, the food. Love it!

- Molly Archer Mar 18th '13

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Excellent experience with a charming setting the foods and tea were so ole school and the presentation was flawless. Everything you ever wanted to know or acquire tea related was in the gift shoppe as well. The staff and owner were so cordial . A must visit at the Lake.

- Jeanie Feb 12th '13

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Loved your Tearoom. Went with a group of friends and we had a great time. The teas were excellent and the food very good. Made for a wonderful afternoon.

- Vicky Feb 11th '13

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My cousin comes all the way from Orange County, California to enjoy Shady Gables. We have celebrated many events there and each time is just great.

- JoAnn Jan 28th '13

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I drove from Kansas City to meet friends at this highly recommended Tea Room. It was fantastic. It not only met but exceeded my expectations in regards to atmosphere, service, food and Tea! Only downside is that I live too far away to make it a weekly event.

- Jane Jan 20th '13

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We took my mom for a surprise birthday 'tea party'. The food & tea were scrumptious! We really enjoyed the atmosphere & friendly staff.

- Melanie Jan 14th '13

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As a special birthday treat my daughters, granddaughters, and best friend took me to this lovely tearoom. The whole experience was very pleasant and relaxing. This will definitely be one of our favorite 'go to' places for special events!

- Cathy Jan 12th '13

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I am from St. Louis, but have lived in CA since 1981. I visit my cousin every Christmas in Sedalia, and we always come to Shady Gables - it's one of my all time favorite places to go, and has been for many years. It's a step back in time... so charming and cozy. The tea, food & service make this a wonderful experience. I always take home tea and a treasure - a gift to myself. See you at Christmas 2013!
Mary Ann

- Mary Ann MacLean Jan 8th '13

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Yesterday, my mom, daughter, and 2 nieces visited Shady Gables. It was my first time there, as well as both my nieces. My mom had taken my daughter a few years back. We had a WONDERFUL time! Finding the perfect hat and wearing our 'mink stolls' and everything Shady Gables had to offer! The teas we chose were the Cameo Blush, Wild Blackberry, and Peach Cobbler. They were ALL very good, as was our wonderful lunch of Chicken Salad/Croissant and the scones. The lemon curd was fabulous! We will definitely be back- hoping in the spring! We had so much fun- and all spoke with Britich accents!

- MaryBeth Brunk Jan 6th '13

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What a wondeful experience..Christmas at Shady Gables! As a sat sipping my favorite tea, Southern Belle, my two granddaughters patiently awaited the arrival of Mrs. Claus. Authentic afternoon tea and the variety of teas offered in this lovely Victorian home is always a delight, but the owner and his staff go out of their way to make Christmas at the tearoom an extra special occasion.

- Deborah Jan 3rd '13

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I have been to many tearooms and gift shops around the country, Shady Gables still the best! Great food,excellent friendly service,charming owner and a relaxed style that is what a authentic english tearoom should be! Hioghly recommend! A must!

- Ms. Channing Jan 3rd '13

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I love to go to this tea room. The food is excellent, tea delicious, and the service is great.A very relaxing place. A return visit is a sure thing.

- SUE Dec 31st '12

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I've been coming to this tea room with friends for 10 years & it is always a wonderful experience & very authentic. I recommend it highly.

- Marsha Dec 21st '12

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Shady gables is the finest tea place I have ever visited. The place is beautiful with wonderful niknaks surrounding the walls and shelves. The music is very peaceful. I absolutly love the owner and the lady's that work there. Very polite and wonderful to talk to. I have purchased many tea's there..(56 to be excact!) I love them all. I still go there and will never stop. It's the best place ever! THANK YOU

- Angel Alewine Dec 19th '12

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My Grandaughter, Mom, Daughter-in-love and I had high tea today and we had a most wonderful time.
Every one was so nice and the food was excellent. We all plan to have many repeat visits. Thank you for a relaxing day in this busy season.
Merry Christmas to all.

- Christy Dec 15th '12

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This is my favorite place to take my very best friends.I have taken my granddaughter a couple times, she loves dressing up for tea and is always anxious to go back. Luckily, both my children live in Versailles, and we have just moved there too.Now I can go more often. Wonderful atmosphere, great prentation and variety of food and gifts.

- Christine Zolecki Nov 3rd '12



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