TeaTime 15: Notable Tearooms That Have Stood The Test of Time

TeaTime 15: Notable TearoomsLady Bedford’s Tea Parlour
21 Chinquapin Road • Pinehurst, NC 28374

In naming her tearoom, Marian Caso was inspired by the story of Anna Maria Stanhope Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who is credited with inventing the British custom of afternoon tea. Since 2008, Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour has become a favorite with locals and tourists of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Guests who dine at Lady Bedford’s can look forward to a Victorian atmosphere with crystal and fine china. Diners have more than 60 loose-leaf tea options, which are individually brewed once ordered. The restaurant also offers breakfast, lunch, and a number of afternoon-tea selections, making it perfect for customers looking for either a hearty tea service or a light sampler. Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 


  1. Great tearooms. You must check out Josephine’s in Godfrey, IL. You will love it. Not only excellent food, great atmosphere, but room after room of shopping for clothes and the home. We love it! In fact, I am taking my granddaughter there for her 17th birthday this Saturday. Thanks for listening. Barb Dalby

  2. My granddaughter and I had a weekend tea retreat at several tea shops .in Southern California. We went to the Rose Tree Tea Cottage and also Paris In A Cup. The experience was really very nice. We attended another which was also quite enjoyable. It was the Huntington Library and Museum which has a wonderful tea room.


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