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The Barstow House 1888 Bed and Breakfast

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485 E. Main Street West Winfield, New York 13491, United States 315-822-5162 Website

We regret to say that as of September 16, 2013, we will no longer be serving afternoon tea. We thank our loyal customers for their support.

Recent reviews

    • Linda

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      Another great relaxing day on a wonderful day with friends. Thanks for introducing us to new teas and educating us on the different types of tea. Your food, as always, was wonderful! I could visit and have tea and the goodies everyday. If you are looking for a relaxing personal tea experience this is the place to go.

      Tearoom response:

      You are so very welcome, Linda! It was good to see you at your last visit as well. Thanks for you kind words.

    • Ruth

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      This is not a sandwich shop that serves tea. This is a place to step away from the stress of life and enjoy the aromas and taste of tea. It is quaint and a superbly pleasant experience. The food is an added joy. Plan to spend several hours to truly enjoy yourself ... and your companion(s).

    • Laura Winchester

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      Maureen and Andy helped us plan a surprise 'Granny' shower/tea for the first of our college group to become a grandmother. They were amazingly accommodating, and very hospitable since our group was having way too much fun to leave at the designated hour! Thanks so much Barstow House Tea Room!

      Tearoom response:

      The pleasure was ours! Your 'granny' group was having so much fun, how could we not enjoy it, too? Thanks for choosing The Barstow House for your 'shower.' I hope you'll visit us again! (Even if there are not special events coming up in your group!)

    • pat

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      My mother and I recently had the pleasure of afternoon tea at the Barstow House(our 32nd tea room!!).The three teas, scones, tea sandwiches and creme brulee were outstanding.Maureen and Andy are wonderful hosts, making you feel very welcome and never rushed. It is an experience that should not be missed.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, Pat. I enjoyed learning about your 'tea' travels with your mother. You two should write a book!

    • Anne-Marie Jones

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      I've had the pleasure of having afternoon tea at the Barstow House twice. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! From the warm and cozy atmosphere to the nice variety of Republic of Tea teas and Adaigo teas and the delicious tea sandwiches and homemade scones there is a relaxing fit for everyone. Andy and Maureen are very gracious hosts willing to share their knowledge of tea and the history of their home. Thank you for opening your home to others and creating fond memories for myself, family and friends. Hope to see you soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Now that I have figured out how to respond, I can! It was a pleasure to have you and your family for tea. Thank you for your kind words.

    • Joe Kent

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      As soon as you enter the Barstow House you feel the warm and welcome atmosphere created by its gracious hosts. The tea was delicious and the food was second to none. I highly recommend this establishment for an afternoon of conversation and hospitality. Thank you for keeping the tea culture alive alive Mrs. C.

    • Larry and Carol Rohrer

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      Our weekend at the Barstow House was warm, cozy, and quiet which was just what we were looking for on a cold snowy January weekend. The food was very good and of course we enjoyed the Adagio teas. Our hosts were wonderful and the bed was comfortable. Thanks again for a relaxing weekend.

      Tearoom response:

      You are so very welcome!

    • Renee Daley

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      We had nothing less then %100! The tea was great (Adagio), the food was divine and the hostess was very gracious. You must go and experience this for yourself!

      Tearoom response:

      Do come again! Thanks!

    • Sue Barduhn

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      How wonderful to experience a tea in this quaint, warm, Victorian atmoshere at the Barstow House. Along with the wonderful Adagio and Republic of Tea teas, one gets a charming bit of history of the origin and the difference between high and low teas. The teas are steeped to perfection! Along with the choice of teas, you are offered delicious homemade sandwiches and desserts. The homemade scones are delectable! The hosts are warm, friendly and cheerful. The service is supreme and one is never uncomfortable. The leisurley tea allows for conversation and good times. I highly recommend it and will be going back several times this summer.

      Tearoom response:

      We look forward to your visit!

    • Elaine Ruigrok

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      My experience at Barstow House for tea was fantastic. The Adagio and Republic teas were delightful and were matched with the perfect sandwiches and tarts. The environment was quaint and cheerful, allowing my friend and I to chat in private. We were provided with excellent service, and I felt so sophisticated. I highly recommend it.

    • Kristina

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      The Barstow House is a GEM! Reservations are a must as this tearoom is actually in the dining room of the B & B. The room is quaint and full of local lore and antiques. The food is to die for! Sandwiches include my favorite, the egg salad. Even my fussy daughter loves the egg salad here. In the summer veggies on sandwiches are fresh and local! The creme brulee is yummy and the tart aux pomme will not disappoint. My favorites are the homeade scones and Devonshire cream. All the teas are from the Republic of Tea and full leaf. You get to choose three teas for your party. The peach ginger is my favorite starter tea. Since there are three courses each tea comes in a different tea pot, the cups are vintage and make you feel as if you stepped back in time. With each course Maureen and Andy, your hosts, offer conversation and the history of tea parties. Maureen is most knowledgeable. A tea at The Barstow House is a relaxing treat. I have never been disappointed at a tea here and know that I will be going back very soon. Make your reservations NOW.

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks very much, Kristina, for your vote of confidence. It means a great deal. Do visit us again soon!