This is truly an oasis in the middle of Toms River. From the time we stepped into this beautiful inn we felt like we were visiting the home of a close friend. We were welcomed, our coats were hung, and we were shown to a beautiful table by a window looking out at the backyard. It was lightly snowing, both fireplaces were blazing and it was the start of something special. The antique teacups, plates, and cutlery set the stage for an amazing array of homemade goodies. The soup, salad, savories and sweets were delicious. There was a large selection of loose tea: black, green, white, decaf. We chose a pot of decaf raspberry and a pot of Victorian Christmas. The owner, Sue, makes sure to visit and talk with everyone. Servers take care to refill tea and make sure everything is perfect. We spent the whole afternoon enjoying our tea and talking. Will definitely go back. Reservations required. Every table was taken! Next time I would like to purchase some scones to bring home. The cranberry scones were great. Thanks Sue!