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Clipper Merchant Tea House

32 Main St, William Perry House, Bridgton, ME 04009-1130
+1 207-803-8111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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“meat pie” (3 reviews)
“lemon curd” (3 reviews)
British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32 Main St, William Perry House, Bridgton, ME 04009-1130
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a reservation went there our waitress was very nice. The lady checking us out was very rude and disrespectful. Yelled at my mom who was trying to pay because it said on her phone it had already gone through but the lady yelled at...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 4 days ago

On this visit to Clipper Merchant Tea House, I came with my husband instead of my sister or daughter. We decided on the Tower of London, then settled in to enjoy the delicious treats and the welcoming atmosphere. He loved the sandwiches and scones especially....More

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my Birthday I was treated to Elevenses at CMTH. The interior was gorgeous, the overall feel was like stepping back in time. However the Customer service was unwelcoming and lacking; despite this and for the experience alone my companion and I decided we would...More

Thank Travel37596831407
MelindaT352, Owner at Clipper Merchant Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

No restaurant is obligated to accept bullying from patrons, especially a tea house that endorses courtesy and etiquette. You and your companion arrived 20 minutes before opening and loudly demanded a table. When I explained that our tables were reserved until later in the afternoon,...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Spectacular, exquisite, fabulous, scrumptious, fun and intimate are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of the Clipper Merchant Tea House in Bridgton, Maine. Do not miss lunch or high tea in this beautiful old Victorian house. It will be...More

1  Thank SusaNewHampshire
Reviewed September 28, 2018

It seemed as if we were in Great Britain! Amid lace curtains and velvet drapes, cloth tablecloths and napkins, bone china teapots and cups, and framed pictures of the Queen and royalty, I had high tea with my sister. Where else in Maine could I...More

1  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I stopped in with friends while taking them on a tour through town. The woman that was there said there were no tables available for us but didn't ask us if we'd like to wait or to make reservations for another time. She simply said...More

Thank Bridho
MelindaT352, Owner at Clipper Merchant Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We are so sorry you did not receive a warmer welcome! You should definitely be presented with other options for seating in a courteous manner. I do encourage you to give us another try--perhaps with a reservation if visiting during the summer months. We are...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

As tea lovers we were very excited to try this tea house! Everything started off ok, but then one pot of tea was the incorrect tea, and when questioned the server argued, but did eventually admit it was her mistake and brought the correct tea....More

Thank kcg138
MelindaT352, Owner at Clipper Merchant Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We are sorry your experience was so negative. There are several complaints here that deserve reply. Our standard practice is to bring milk when customers request it as our milk is dairy fresh and not prepackaged in small units like Half and Half (that can...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Unique, elegant setting for a lovely and delicious lunch. Homemade chilled soup, scones, and of course, the long list of teas from around the world. Service was perfect, as well!

Thank whprwl
Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant. The atmosphere is beautiful, the food is great and the service is very good. They serve a "tower" of food, small sandwiches, scones and sweets. We asked for a vegetarian version which was no problem, and very good.

Thank annemarieloffeld
Reviewed October 15, 2017

CMTH is an extraordinary work of love - and hard labor - by its proprietress, Melinda Thomas. An Anglophile's dream filled with antiques, eclectic traditional British decor and a serious approach to tea, you'll feel you landed in the Cotswolds. The food is delicious with...More

Thank LG-BTH
Melinda T, Owner at Clipper Merchant Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are delighted to have you join us, and look forward to your next visit!

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$39
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Main St, William Perry House, Bridgton, ME 04009-1130
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bridgton
  • Phone Number: +1 207-803-8111
  • E-mail
Traditional British tea house in the Lakes Region of Maine. We have over 100 loose teas from the best estates around the world. Come for high tea or a pot of your favorite tea and homemade scones with real Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd. Elegant, historic house has two formal dining rooms, a sitting area and a gazebo to take tea or lunch during warmer months. Our menu includes sandwiches, salads, soups, Scottish Meat Pie. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available.
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