I live 2 hours from the British Pantry and look forward to my annual visit there. If only I lived closer!!! The owner is personable. The gift shop is always well stocked. The food is fantastic! The variety of loose tea is not only fabulous, but so are the prices. I recommend you make reservations as the locals know that the atmosphere,food selection and prices are the best in town.
I chose this location to hold a birthday party 3 years ago and have returned several times since. I had 28 ladies in my party. The location is out in the country in a quiet location that reminded me of the 1950's, the era when many of us grew up and things were much simpler. The tea room is a separate building nestled in the garden area and there is a little walking involved, but simply ask and you will be given directions to an area to park a little closer to the building, which is a small barn with a history, and was moved to its current location and turned into a tea room. I found the decorations charming. The food is EXCELLENT! The tea is made on location. If you plan an event you can select the items and flavor(s) of choice. Beulah, the owner, is a walking encyclopedia of information on 'everything gardening' who believes in eliminating pesticides and chemicals, so yes, there might be a weed or two. You can sign up for classes and attend special events. Compared to other herb farms I have visited the prices are very reasonable. I have joined the Grand Oak Herb Farm's Tea Society which meets on a monthly basis and look forward to each and every gathering where we enjoy tea, delectables, conversation, and always learn something new. I highly recommend you take a little time out of your busy life to enjoy a step back in time and just relax. While you are there visit the green house where you can purchase plants that you might not find anywhere else and the large gift shop stocked with beautiful tea accessories, glassware, food items, loose tea and much more.