About Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor
Serving Luncheon and High Tea, from soups, quiches, sandwiches, and salads to the fancy 3-tiered "Duchess" featuring delectable mini-sandwiches, scones w/Devonshire cream & lemon curd, finished with petite fours - for a full menu please see our website - you can reserve from there as well. Come enjoy our relaxing atmosphere in our beautiful 1871 Victorian Bed & Breakfast in historic Dover, NH. We also sell gift certificates, Bee House tea pots, over 22 flavors of loose leaf tea, tea wallets and cozies plus jewelry, 18" doll clothes and other fine gifts! Reservations are preferred to be able to offer optimum service and availability.
Afternoon Tea, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Soft music playing, live piano occassionally
Maximum on property is 15, on street parking available as well
Private Party Facilities:
Private functions such as Wedding or Baby Showers, Birthday or Tea Parties, Bereavement Luncheons
Private Party Contact:
Pamela Pidgeon: 6037504200x
Banquet, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please see our website for these dates and additional information
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Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor Ratings and Reviews
This is a hidden gem on a main route! Th ...
This is a hidden gem on a main route! The building has original period decor and has been beautifully maintained. The food was perfectly prepared, the menu is updated monthly and the atmosphere is intimate. We are lucky to live the area as this is sure to become a regular place for us to dine.
I was absolutely blown away by the after ...
I was absolutely blown away by the afternoon tea my mother and I enjoyed. Both of us have had afternoon tea in a true tea room in England, and we both thought the Silver Fountain Tea Parlor was better in every aspect. The tea selection had a flavor for everyone, the food was delicious, and the petite flours were better than the ones we had in England. I am definitely going back!!
Ambience was lovely---relaxing, quiet a ...
Ambience was lovely---relaxing, quiet and pleasant. Sandwiches however were a bit of a disappointment. Sweet potato rollup with was dry, grilled cheese was just okay, hummus sandwich was not very flavorful but the chicken croissant was delicious. Very nice selection of teas! The butternut squash soup was outstanding and the scones were some of the best I've had. Will definitely return but would like to see more traditional tea sandwiches.
This was the first time for 4 of the 6 o ...
This was the first time for 4 of the 6 of us. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Our server, Kelly, was fabulous; warm and friendly, fun and helpful. The ambience is lovely, the table settings charming, the food excellent. It was just a great time for the 6 of us and we all proclaimed "We are coming back again."
This was a last minute decision, sister' ...
This was a last minute decision, sister's birthday treat. Lunchtime on Friday they were at capacity but treated us as if we were the only diners there!! Perfect girl's spot, likely too fussy/fancy appearing for most men, but fear not;the food succeeds where the decor might intimidate.
Our host greeted and seated us immediate ...
Our host greeted and seated us immediately. The dining area is cozy and intimate; very well appointed. We were expecting a lovely tea room experience and the Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Room did not disappoint! Would definitely recommend the Tea Room for a special occasion with the girls.
My two friends and I came here for a fun ...
My two friends and I came here for a fun little excursion while on vacation in Portsmouth, which is about 15 minutes away. We wanted something quaint and different and we found it! It was a quiet, relaxing place that Has such a beautiful old interior. We had tea and scones, both of which were extremely delicious. I even bought a bag of the tea that I had because it was one of the most unique blends I've ever tasted! I would highly recommend!! We went in the afternoon on a Wednesday, so we were the only ones there but I bet it would be great during its busier times! Thanks So much, Silver Fountain, For adding something special to our trip!
We found the Silver Fountain Inn and Tea ...
We found the Silver Fountain Inn and Tea Parlor very quaint and and cozy. The scones melt in your mouth and meals and desserts was delicious. There is a large selection of tea from which to choose. We enjoyed our afternoon tea immensely!
We went here to celebrate a friend's 85t ...
We went here to celebrate a friend's 85th birthday. We had the afternoon high tea, a large three tiered server with 4 sandwiches each, warm scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, and at least three desserts each. A LOT of food, but we did it justice! Food was yummy, ambiance very Victorian in a beautiful sunny room. They had at least 25 kinds of tea and we each had our own old fashioned teapot. Overall, a nice relaxing experience.
This was our first visit to the Inn for ...
This was our first visit to the Inn for lunch, it certainly will not be the last. The dining room was perfect, as was the service. We went for lunch and were surprised at their very update menu. We finished it off with tea and dessert. A three tiered dessert tray with small desserts to go with our tea. The owner also gave us the history on the house (built in the mid-eighteen hundreds) and let us visit some of the rooms that were not occupied by guests. All, in all, a very pleasant afternoon for us and our guests.
My friend and I enjoyed our birthday lun ...
My friend and I enjoyed our birthday lunch. My salad was good, and the scone was very good.
Neither of us liked the fruit infused iced tea. I thought the desserts were good, though
pricey. Certainly would come again.
Once again the Silver Fountain Inn did n ...
Once again the Silver Fountain Inn did not disappoint! I introduced another friend to a quiet "girlfriend" lunch getaway. Everything was delicious. Enjoyed the iced lavender lemonade-- hit the spot in a warm Summer afternoon!
We had afternoon tea at the Silver Fount ...
We had afternoon tea at the Silver Fountain Inn and Tea Parlor and it was wonderful. We did not feel rushed, had time to truly enjoy the experience, and loved the food. The service was excellent and we would absolutely recommend the Silver Fountain to our friends.
High tea at 18th century Inn.
I've been to this 18th century Inn for HighTea several times. Each time is different due to the fact that the Inn changes the menu monthly. Most of their decor is original to the Inn. Itisworththetrip Since it is a working Inn they are only open from 11amto last seating of 3:30 pm. They are open for special occasions.
wonderful place - great food - many choices of food and teas – we were too full to try the desserts but they sounded delicious - nice and quiet in the small room we ate in - not hectic or loud - we were allowed to tour all three floors and see the rooms at the inn that weren’t occupied - I liked everything about it and plan to go back - beautifully decorated restaurant and rooms
This was my second time at Silver Founta ...
This was my second time at Silver Fountain and had a very similar experience. The woman who runs the place is very nice and accommodating. She enquired about my food allergies as they're listed with Open Table. The variety of teas and treats was great. As last time, we had the place to ourselves. The sandwiches were creative and delicious, many of the cakes though are very clearly store bought which was disappointing. I would recommend Silver Fountain and will also return, this fills a niche in the area. I'm sure if business picked up, it would make sense for them to make their own pastries.
The Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor was ...
The Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor was a fabulous place to unwind with my close friend. We had excellent food and loose leaf tea, and the history of the house was fascinating. We felt completely welcome there, and were invited to explore the house when we finished our tea. The servers were friendly and attentive, and I will return soon with my mother and grandmother.
Beautiful interior, the owner actually w ...
Beautiful interior, the owner actually waited on us for a tea service, the tea was excellent. The owner sang happy birthday to my daughter with us and brought her out a special piece of cake with a candle. Wonderful time, will be back!
Authentic Afternoon Tea in 1820 B n B with stunning old world charm. Best afternoon tea since I lived in London & NYC. Beautiful salon exquisite rooms should you require overnight stay. Devonshire cream authentic with divine scones. Delectable sandwiches perfect for relaxation & destressing. Highly recommend
Great food, but a little skimpy.
We enjoyed our time very much. The food was very good, but skimpy amounts for the price. We paid $5.95 for dessert sampler and pieces were cut for a fairy. The lunch was also on a micro level. I paid using an ipod given to me by waitress that had the tip amounts already figured out, which was nice, only it was based on the meal price and the tax. I thought tip was based on the meal price only. The overall experience was fun, and we were able to look around upstairs at some of the lavish rooms. The tea was delightful, and service was good.
High Tea in Dover
We had been looking for a place to have "high tea " or lunch in the the southern N.H. area and we hit the jack pot at the Silver Fountain Inn. The staff was very knowledgable about the teas and the sandwiches were tasty and inventive. We will be returning soon.
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