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British Pantry

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41153 John Mosby Hwy, Aldie, VA 20105, USA (703) 327-3215 Website Owner?

Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm Mon closed Tue 11:00am – 3:00pm Wed 10:00am – 3:00pm Thu 10:00am – 3:00pm Fri 10:00am – 3:00pm Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm
The British Pantry opened its doors in November 1994 and was owned by a Brit from Watford who longed for salad cream! In November 2009 The British Pantry has a new owner, Lisa from Greenock, Scotland. Lisa has been a customer at the pantry for the last three years, it's such an amazing little place, service and food outstanding, and a great little shop to browse later, all of those hard to find british goodies including sauaages and bacon, pantry baked scones and Mr Kipling cakes, not to mention all the grocery items. The gift shop has Brown Betty Teapots and antique cups and saucers for sale. All in all a great place for afternoon tea and goodie shopping for afters.

Recent reviews

    • Sherry

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      Unfortunately, this place has seen better days. I wish someone would buy it who is really interested in operating it as a business and not as some kind of whim. Closed on major holidays such as Mother's day when most people would want to go.

    • L

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      I moved to Maryland and I will miss this tearoom. The owner and staff are always welcoming and have accommodated me for tea on short notice. While there isn't a wide selection of teas to choose from for afternoon tea, the tea brewed is excellent. The food is prepared fresh, the scones and REAL clotted cream is a true treat. Many tea rooms advertise clotted cream but it's not real. I recommend the seasonal afternoon tea offered they are wonderful. Thank you for many incredible and relaxing tea memories! Laleh

    • Beth

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      Used to be good but it seems they no longer care.

    • Kathi

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      I came with my tea group friends - 9 in all - for a perfect afternoon at the British Pantry. The decor is simply lovely! I did not expect to see such a charming tea room! The full afternoon tea offered a marvelous selection of savories, scones and sweets. I had a delightful time, and hope to return soon.

    • Donna

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      A nice place. My husband and I stopped by (on my birthday) for an impromptu tea. Everything was very nice, though I was disappointed that none of the sweets were homemade - cookies out of the box. We felt a little cramped as the tea room is second in space to the store and it’s not as artfully decorated as some I have seen.

    • Jeannie Marie Estrada

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      I had a marvelous time at British Pantry! With the Full Afternoon High Tea, we (I'm Rachel's mum-in-law) had delicious fresh sandwiches, scones and cakes with a nice variety of flavors and sweetness, especially the delicately sweet sort that I crave, along with thoughtful serving from Julie, who possesses a delightful Scottish twang! I could chat with my loved ones, enjoying hot tea on a chilly fall day, in a very pretty garden-like salon, and now having treasured memories. Thank you for your lovely tea shop!

    • Rachel Estrada

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      Wow, what a delicious experience I had at the British Pantry! I hadn't expected to be so impressed after reading some of the past reviews. Why the disappointment, I can't imagine. I simply loved our hostess, Julie. She was attentive and super friendly. The atmosphere was charming, calm and elegant. The tea- a rich smooth flavor. I will definitely be back.. With friends! Thank you British Pantry!

      Tearoom response:

      Rachel you summed us up so perfectly, this is what we do so well, create a warm and inviting atmosphere, with the elegance of a three tier tea. Thank you!

    • Julie Randall

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      My daughter, her mother-in-law, and I had a very nice time at the British Pantry. Julie, the hostess is very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back! This is my second visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Julie, firstly, thank you for being a repeat visitor, secondly for the recognition that we strive to make everyone feel special with our friendly and attentive staff, Julie is a super host, she serves as well as prepares your lovely tea!! Thank you

    • Anna

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      All I can say is bring back the old days. Can't believe how this place has gone down the drain - very rude owner, high prices and the waitresses that were there 3-12 months ago are no longer employed. I will pass on the word to my other British friends to definitely not dine at the British Pantry! A disgrace to Britain.

      Tearoom response:

      Firstly, our sincerest apologies. Please call the shop, I would like to know which day you were there and who was your waitress. We still have the same waitresses from 12 months ago but have new recruits.

    • Bonnie Hall

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      As an old regular customer of the British Pantry, I recently found myself back in VA and decided to return and sample a little piece of England once again. Boy was I disappointed...everything has changed, the owner, the staff and the great food service at perfect prices...indeed I was shocked at the small menu and the huge prices...I mean who expects to pay that much for sausage and mash!! The price of the Afternoon Teas and Tea and Biscuits, are somewhat over the top. My British Girfriend commented to me 'Transport Cafe menu at Willard prices' Indeed I know things change, but really, this much? Needless to say, I won't be bothering during any future trips to VA.

      Tearoom response:

      Goodness Bonnie, I'm sorry your trip was not as planned. We are a tea room with only six tables, our menu is small because we mostly serve afternooon tea, as a brit myself I have spent time in transport cafes, they certainly don't serve afternoon teas, nor are beautifully decorated.

    • Leslie Finkel

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      Came to Virginia for a visit. What a lovely way to spend an early afternoon. The scones were to die for, and I felt like I was back in Merry Olde England. The service was marvelous--and we were allowed to sit for quite a long time. Found 'Cadbury Crunchies' which I have never been able to find in the US anywhere. If you are a lover of teas, the British Pantry should be your destination. Perfect for all Anglophiles!

    • Jennifer

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      The three ladies I met on Saturday, My waitresses are the most nicest people I have ever met, They answered all of my questions I had about the tea's and the sandwiches. The shop has a variety of food, My favorite is the flakes! I will be in again soon- Hope to have the same ladies with such good manners as my waitresses again.

    • Susan Maiello

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      The ladies in our family always delight in our visits to the British Pantry. It is warm and friendly with delicous scones. It is also close to home. With the new ownership it hopefully will be part of our afternoons for a long time.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Susan, we girls at the pantry are trying to create just that, a home away from home, somewhere to meet with friends and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of tea and Hazel's scrumptious scones

    • Anne

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      I am happpy to see new ownership. Lisa, great that you are open to new ideas and really making the BP a fun, warm and inviting spot. I had stopped coming to BP due to the change in quality and variety in the menu. I brought a friend to see how things might have improved. I believe you are going to really make a nice spot, great, with all the new furnishings and new ideas. Bring back the grainery bread Gerri had earlier.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Anne,thank you for the words of encouragement, customer feedback is one of the most important aspects of our business. Most important is the quality of food, then creating an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation, we have a great bunch of girls in the kitchen. I'll ask Gerri about the granery bread!!

    • Joy

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      I am the friend who went with Lollie, and even before I saw or tasted the excellent food, my day was 'made' when I saw our table set with the red poppies china! What a treat the whole experience was! We were not rushed, but enjoyed being leisurely ladies for a few hours. Even my husband made out like a bandit, because I bought some sausages to take home ~ the small Irish Breakfast Links. They were wonderful!

      Tearoom response:

      Joy, thank you, ah, the irish links, your husband did make out like a bandit, those are my favourite. Our poppy tea set is making quite a splash, customers are asking for it when they make reservations. Hope to see you again soon - Lisa

    • lollie Kim

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      Visited the British Pantry a week ago to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was outstanding, all the new items for afternoon tea and the atmosphere was wonderful. They even had a little special cake with a candle for our friend. The china was even special (Red Poppies) it was so beautiful! ;0) What a wonderful place will tell others about it! Lollie

      Tearoom response:

      Lollie, thank you for visiting and especially recognizing our little touches (the poppy tea set) a customer favourite. It was a delight having you all, see you again soon - Lisa

    • Mary

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      My mom, sister and I visit this tea room a couple of times each year. We went the Saturday before Easter and had a wonderful time. There are new cushy chairs and the table layout has been improved. The food, tea and atmosphere are top notch and the little store is an absolute delight. You can't go wrong with the savory or afternoon tea service and PG Tips brand tea. A+ all the way!

      Tearoom response:

      Mary Helen, it was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you for the kind words and for spreading the word about our little taste of Britain

    • Heather

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      I took my mum and good friend to the British Pantry last Sunday for a tea birthday party, and we had a splendid time! The shop is so well decorated with and makes one feel as if they have walked through the doors of the Queen's tea room itself. The service was friendly, the tea was hot (very important to me), delicious, and served in the very traditional, pretty pots and porcelain cups and saucers, and accompained with the tastiest scones and pastries I have had this side of the pond! Charming, exquisite, and I can't wait to go back for more get togethers with the special girl friends in my life. A perfect setting for a bridal or baby shower, a book club meeting, a birthday party for a grown up woman:) and, to top it all off, if you are every craving treats that are difficult to come by here in the U.S., such as digestives or hobnobs, real marmalade, etc, they have all of the British staples for you to stock up! Thank you Lisa and Julie and all of the wonderful staff at the British Pantry!

      Tearoom response:

      Heather thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, I was sorry to have missed you Sunday. We always try to make each visit special and I'm so proud that we acheived this. Hope to see you again soon - Lisa

    • Deb

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      I've been to the British Pantry several times and have come away raving about it every time. The cafe is quaint and welcoming -- not at all pretentious -- and serves tasty homemade sandwiches, scones, and treats. (The scones are my favorite!) I'll definitely be back for a relaxing afternoon tea in the near future.

      Tearoom response:

      Deb it was lovely chatting to you on Mothering Sunday, we hope to see you again soon - lisa

    • Elizabeth

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      We had a lovely afternoon tea today. This is our fifth meal at the British Pantry, and we've had a great experience every time. We had a very leisurely PG Tips, and we especially liked the pastries and mini-cupcakes! One of us had dietary restrictions, and the servers went out of their way to bring out a special plate for her even on a day with a limited menu (British Mother's Day). We noticed the tea room has recently updated chairs which we all loved - so comfortable! We're so glad the British Pantry is still open, and can't wait for our next tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for the lovely review, we were only to glad to accomodate a dietary restriction, we at The Pantry try to make our guests feel like friends, this makes for happy employees and hopefully happy guests. We hope to see you again soon - Lisa

    • Donna

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      I believe this is the 4th time I have been to the British Pantry for afternoon tea over the past 3 or 4 years.To be honest, I would prefer a better quality of food and less of it. The food quality seems to have lessened and it not as I remembered in the fall 2008.I love the atmosphere and the unhurried pace since I am there to enjoy a leisurely tea with friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna I'm very sorry to read that your visit was not as you remembered, we pride ourselves on the quality of food and on Mothering Sunday (UK) we wanted all of customers to leave feeling happy, hopefully you will try us again - Lisa

    • Jo

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      This is a lovely little find in a random location. The shop is filled with fun treats from the UK, including things that I haven't seen elsewhere. The afternoon tea was delicious - I am very picky with scones as I make them myself but they were a delight - light and fluffy and served warm as they should be. Only downside is that they were not served with butter. As it was a Sunday we were told only the Afternoon Tea was served - I would have also liked the option to just order a scone or some crumpets rather than the full afternoon tea as it is a lot of food and expensive, but you do get to take home what you can't eat. As a Brit expat it is a treasure find to have close to home.

      Tearoom response:

      Jo, thank you for visiting us on British Mothers Day at The Pantry, Sundays we serve Afternoon Teas only. Please do stop by again and have lunch or a cream tea. Thank you for taking the time to write this review - Lisa

    • Lisa

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      I revisited the tea room today to see if service and hospitality had improved from the lack luster of previous owner. The food was excellent and the server worked very hard and was sweet. My suggestions are the following: Greet people when they walk in the door - I walked in and was ignored - not cool. Also, the server was trying her best to keep up with all the customers. Why was she the only server? She was delightful and very apologetic but there were at least three other employees who could have jumped in and helped her. All in all, I would return but do hope it's a more welcoming and warm atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Lisa for shining a light on areas we need to improve. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere both warm and welcoming, and have been told so over and over. Thank you again for visiting the Pantry, we hope to see you again soon, perhaps at the Easter Open House<BR> <BR> Lisa - Owner

    • Tracey

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      Incredible experience, very good service, almost too much food, pleasant decor. I'm so grateful we tried this tea shop!

      Tearoom response:

      Tracey, thank you for the lovely review, Julie is a wonderful hostess, we look forward to seeing you again, perhaps the Easter Open House, Sat. March 27th, lots of fun things for the little ones and adults alike. Lisa - Owner

    • Gerri

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      I am the original owner of The British Pantry from 1994, I sold the business two years ago to a someone who ran the place into the ground, but I just sold it again to Lisa who is working diligently to bring the Pantry back to its former glory-and beyond! so go out and see her, and Julie who manages it all for her, they have some wonderful plans for The British Pantry for the future!

    • Margaret

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      My friends and I had a wonderful time at the Christmas Open House yesterday. We were not able to have anything to eat in the cafe as the place was packed out but there was plenty of free wine and Christmas tea AND the most delicious mince pies. Must remember to make a reservation next time. We got a good head start on Christmas gift shopping though and I was extremely happy with my purchases. The British Pantry was looking fantastic!!!

    • lisa

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      stopped in for afternoon tea yesterday - LOVELY - we had the savoury with sandwiches and lots of yummy homebaked goodies, the scones were delicious and our server anne brought more and added extra sandwiches also, the tea was piping hot, we were short on time so called ahead and everything was ready upon our arrival. The shop at the side was stocked with christmas goodies also, spent more in the shop than on tea - well worth the visit!!

    • Winifred Bambera

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      Wow, I'm surprised this place is still trading. I think the owner should sell up while they can. The blurb at the top of this page is woefully out of date as the business changed hands some time ago, and is not in the location described above, although the address is correct. The website above is not associated with this business. There is nothing here you cannot get at World Market, Wegmans or other supermarkets. The Tearoom is overpriced and the staff give obviously false reasons as to why there is little stock. Do yourself a favor and give this one a wide berth.

    • Sharon Wilson

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      I went to the British Pantry on 06/08/2009 with my sister and a friend who was originally from Chelsea, England, to experience an actual British tea. My British friend was very disappointed to find the Earl Grey tea in the teapot was made from teabags. The service was abominably slow for a Sunday afternoon, 20 minutes to get tea, and 1/2 hr for the food. The food consisted of sandwiches cut into small triangles (egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber, and lunchmeat). The sandwiches were just OK. The scones were wonderful - but only one per person. The desserts were small and not memorable. The women at the table next to ours ordered an additional scone, and the waitress replied it would cost additionally. Since the tea was $24.99 per person, we thought the cost was exorbitant for the amount and quality of food and tea. To charge extra for an additional scone was ridiculous and petty. I will not return to this tea room, and I certainly do not recommend it to anyone. Prices are exorbitant and the presentation and service are much below average. They had no music playing and the entire experience was just average. I was so disappointed for my British friend, who had been looking forward to this unique experience. She was gracious and grateful, but like me, felt very let down. Had it cost $10 or $15 it would have been tolerable. But at $24.99 each, it was so disappointing.

      Tearoom response:

      I recently purchased the pantry and have made very positive changes from the ground up. The afternoon tea is still $24.99, but there will be plenty to take home, no additional charge if you would love another scone, I hope you'll give us another chance - Lisa, Owner

    • Nancy Caldwell

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      I went to The British Pantry yesterday and was totally disappointed. I had called to make reservations before I left and was told they were not doing anything as the kitchen lady had had a fall and wasn't coming in. We went anyway as they said they would make a decision when we got there. They were able to serve us tea and one scone and the charge was $10.95 each. I queried that I wasn't supposed to have received something else for that cost and was told no. They had NO FOOD to sell that you couldn't get at Wegmans now. They only showed one of most things, no crisps or anything special and only had Bangers in the freezer. I asked about this and was told they the lady that took over from Gerry, the previous owner wasn't ordering as much and that they were waiting for supplies to come in. This is same story I hear on any occasion that I have recently shopped there. I am not sure it is worth driving 60 miles round trip to go there again. Has anyone ever visited the British Shop that is supposed to be there in Old Town Alexandria. Do you know where it is? I certainly have no intention of ever visiting this establishment again.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy, I purchased the pantry in November and I know you would like the changes I've made, please visit again, we have a new menu and the shop is stocked to capacity - Lisa, Owner

    • Carol British Strachan

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      Delightful afternoon of good tea and scones with double devon cream and jam. Loads of British goodies for sale. Well worth the visit.

    • c rosado

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      I went to the British Pantry today with my two children for scones and tea. We were served 4 small scones, one shot glass full of jam, one shot glass full of clotted cream and one pot of Early Grey tea. The bill came to $37! I don't recommend this establishment.

    • VATealover

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      British Pantry is the single best purveyor of British foods in the DC area, and there is no place better for a warm cup on a winter day to warm you up. This is my 'fall back tea' – the dining area is small so it can be VERY hard to get a spot no matter what time or day, but it is definitely worth a trip. I don't think there is anything about the tea that I would say is spectacular except for the “British Savory Tea” (as opposed to their “Sweets Tea”), which includes small meat tarts and other foods. When we go, we call it the Man’s Tea and order it for the boys, and the girls’ get the Sweet Tea and we all split. It’s the best way to order. If anything else, go to stock up on your British food, and talk to the expats working behind the register. :)

    • Tess

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      I've been to the British Pantry a number of times and love it there. The staff is very friendly, the meals and high tea arrangement is always delicious. The front room is full of quaint things to browse and a plethera of British goods as well. It's my hideaway when I want to spend time on myself and my day out when I want to bring friends and family!

    • Barbi

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      my friends love this place..but I can't see the charm in it.. there are many more that I would go back to and this is NOT one of them.

    • janet

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      Great little tea-room. Whole experience very enjoyable. I was surprised at the negative comments below. We found everyone very friendly. The staff answered all our questions with great patience, and the food was excellent also, with good portions.

    • Joanne Soames.

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      Many thanks to all the staff at the British Pantry for their kind and pleasant way they treat my family and I when we visit. The quality of the food is first class and a pot of P.G. Tips goes down well on our way home from a day in D.C. A grateful customer.

    • Elizabeth

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      Nice selection of British goods for sale & afternoon tea was adequate, however, shop staff unfriendly and management unaccomodating. Tea room staff pleasant.

    • Wanda Amorose

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      My husband and I recently took a 'road trip' to that area of the state, and by chance happened upon the British Pantry. High tea was a regular event during growing up for me, so at 4:30 when we stopped for tea, I was NOT disappointed. It was wonderful. Hot pots of tea, lovely biscuits, cozy atmosphere, and lots of lace. Perfect.

    • MK

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      I recently took my mother in law and 3 young daughters here for afternoon tea and it was delightful! The tea is delicious, the scones scrumptious and the tea sandwiches so very good! Everything was excellent including the service. The nice lady who waited on us was friendly and attentive. I truly loved this place as did my daughters and mother in law. We'll certainly be back again. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

    • Jini Ryan

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      I absolutely love this place! They don't have a wide selection of teas to choose from (only about 5, whole leaf to my knowledge -- only one is decaf and that's what I drink -- but they have their own special blend), but it's worth the trip to Aldie, VA. The atmosphere is quaint, the tea service is absolutely charming. Definitely make reservations before heading out there though. The place is small and intimate, so make sure you have a table.

    • delia

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      Charming place. A friend recommended it to me and as I spent many years living in England I was curious to see how it fared to an old fashioned tea room. We went during the week and it did not disappoint. The afternoon tea was delicious and the ladies who served it were extremely helpful and friendly. I will recommend it to all my friends and will definitely be returning.

    • Sophy

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      Now THIS is a tea room! It is what the Brits call 'homely.' To those visitors who complain about having to wait for seating - perhaps they did not take the advice of the website and make reservations? This tea room is very popular with all of the Brits who live in the DC area - they drive for miles to enjoy a bit of old Blighty here. The scones are wonderful, and the owners aren't stingy with their offerings of clotted cream, jam, or milk either, unlike many venues. The sandwiches are freshly prepared to order (perhaps those who complained of waiting thought they were going to Mickey D's for fast food?) - in fact, if one attends with a child, the servers will gladly substitute more child-friendly sandwiches for the salmon and capers. Tea is hot and well-steeped but not overbrewed and tannic. So what if the cookies are storebought? If one can eat one's way through all of those scones, sandwiches, and strawberries and still be hungry, one might want to consider going on a diet. As for the price - those who complained of that would be shocked by the price of tea rooms closer into DC. God save the Queen and The British Pantry!

    • Rhonda

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      We truly enjoyed our visit. We were not aware we needed a reservation, but since it was Saturday we were able to be seated. Very authentic British food. PG Tips was served and it was delicious.

    • L.S.

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      A friend and I had a nice long visit here on a weekday afternoon and were made very welcome and comfortable by the friendly and capable server. We ordered a la carte rather than a set tea. My lunch food was tasty, simple and filling rather than frilly. The scones were terrific! The devonshire cream was the real thing and served in generous portions (which it often is not at other tearooms). Not a lot of tea choice, but it was a respectable English brand and we received refills on request. The price means I'll come here more as a treat than on a whim, but I will return.

    • Mrs. J. Ellis on 3/27/07

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      This pretty place is suffering from several flaws. We waited one hour and 15 minutes for food - but there are only 5 tables total -so the hold-up was ridiculous. And the price is too high for mere teabag-tea and white bread sandwiches. They are friendly, but the management needs some work soon.

    • Julia

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      Myself and 2 others were in for lunch just before christmas. We chatted to the young girl who served us for a long time and she made us feel very welcome. The scones were delicious and as for store bought biscuits, it is what we want when visiting a place, home from home. I couldn't decide what to eat but beans on toast, a good home favourite won. We will be back soon. Wonderful

    • Jean

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      Don't be fooled by the positive reviews listed. This by far is on the bottom of my tea room list. The sandwiches were average, however the scones were tasteless (possibly made without real butter). The devonshire cream was hard, included were a variety of dry, store bought cookies, some sort of brownie and something that looked like rice krispie treats. There was no tea menu (something found in all tea rooms). Even the place settings were meager. All of this at a price of $25.00?

    • mary

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      With a group. Service was very slow, sandwich bread and scone were stale, cookies store bought, cake was stale, disappointing experience. They were not busy but it took for ever to get our tea and then the food. Would not go back - not very friendly there. Not what I remember of England by any means.

      Tearoom response:

      I am so sorry your experience in my cafe was not to your liking, our scones are baked fresh every day, we never have stale scones, they go so fast, yes some of the Biscuits and Cakes are from England that we sell in the shop, most customers appreciate this so they can try them before buying a whole packet to take home. The cakes we make in the kitchen are made every day and are not used the day after so i am not sure what happened on this day, I do not have different staff in the Dining room and the kitchen, I have two ladies each day, cooking, serving and attending to the needs of our customers, we are not a fast food place where all food is cooked in advance, we cook to order and it is freshly made each time an order is placed, so yes it may take a little time. I wish you had spoken up about your displeasure before you left the cafe,at least then we could have discused it together,I hope this responce will help a little,<BR> sincerely<BR> Gerri Middleton

    • Michelle

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      We were very disapointed with The British Pantry in Aldie. The service was below par, it took a total of two hours to have our lunch, the beef stew was non remarkable and stodgy, and I was served the smallest piece of pudding I have had in my life. The British middle aged women in the store was more than unfriendly and when I arrived home I realised that the bacon and crisps I had purchased were all way out of date, not good businees and we shall not be returning.

      Tearoom response:

      In responce to your dislike of my cafe I would like to say that you came on a very busy day with out a reservation and were told, yes we could acomadate you but it would take a little time, you said OK, The Beef stew is made to a old British standard and is not stodge, that is how it is supposed to be. The Desert you had is a little on the small side, I agree, we used to serve a larger one but found some was always left because it is a rich pudding served with custard or Clotted cream, if you had asked for more we would have willingly given you some, so sorry you found my Cafe disapointing,it would have been nice if you had discussed your disapointment with us before leaving, maybe we could have done something about it!<BR> Sincerely<BR> Gerri Middleton

    • Bill Aylward

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      This is as close to a real English tea room as you can get. It is also the source for some of those brands from Blighty that you may be missing. The breakfasts are authentic, but reservations needed

    • Barbara

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      I absolutely love this tea room! The most scrumptious homemade scones ever -- bar none. The ladies there are warm and friendly. The Brits definitely do it best. Cheers!

    • Chrissy

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      I would highly recommend the cheese plate. The cheeses they have are lovely. And their English Breakfast is full bodied and wonderful. The service is fantastic. Consider eating on the outside porch for a totally different experience. I LOVE this place!

    • Pamela

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      This is always a great experience for both myself and the friends I take. The ladies are so so sweet, the menu is just perfect. The afternoon teas are wonderful, beautifully prepared and served. I would definitely recommend this to all.

    • C&D, Think Tea LLC

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      We were looking forward to our Afternoon Tea but were only given a choice of 2 teas, and while there was plenty of food on the tiered tray it would have been more appetizing had we been given plates.

    • Penny

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      I enjoyed the British pantry at its previous location and am pleased that the new location has done so well. I make it a point to come up from Fredericksburg to visit friends and have tea. The British Pantry is well worth any drive!!

    • Melissa

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      I enjoyed the tea, but was hoping for something a little more formal when I made reservations for afternoon tea. I would go back and think that everything was great, I was just expecting something more than a little room off of a 'gift shop'.

    • Gail Moore

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      My visit to your shop was a lovely outing and everyone was so cheerful. You have a wonderful selection of everything that I was looking for.

    • Leni

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      I have been going to this tea room for more than five years, and have always been pleased with the service, the presentation, the selection, and the price. The servers are most accommodating to children, offering to substitute sandwiches and biscuits to the child's liking. To the comment regarding 'a long time in the kitchen,' I say that the food is always prepared as requested and not in advance, so stale or mushy sandwiches or biscuits are never a problem, nor is oversteeped tea! If you can't afford the trip to Devon but live in or visit the metro DC area, go here!

    • Wendi

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      Have been visiting this tearoom for several years now. Great scones, good lunch menu (try the sausage casserole, when they offer it). A bit pricey, three adults for lunch including tea, entree, and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam totaled over $75. I think they inadvertently overcharged us but we didn't complain. Nice shop; I make monthly trips from MD to purchase British goods and fresh-baked scones from their store. Until I find a place in MD of equal quality, will continue to visit this tea room!