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The Ploughcroft Tea Room

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1215 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1801
+1 434-832-7467
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was a good choice for visiting mother-in-laws. They enjoyed it and the food was all good. We liked the shepard's pie especially.

Thank Ruth H
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food is very good, but go when have plenty o f time. It's not necessarily fast, but I guess when you're sipping tea, it's suppose to be a relaxed atmosphere. It was a great girlie place.

Thank Jamie B
Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Were here as a family (of 5) to enjoy some afternoon tea. We had reservations but still had to wait a little while because the tables had not been cleaned off. Not sure if they were understaffed that day or just hectic. Once we got to our table and ordered we had a very nice time. Staff was adequately friendly... More 

Thank hapycamperz
Amherst, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent tea room for authentic british tea, scones and other traditional english fare. Great service and great fun. The owner is originally from England and has set the standard for the experience. Recently expanded to support more customers. We go as often as we can!

Thank lilybird01
Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints! I have been on numerous occasions and it has always been a pleasant experience. The food is delicious, the staff is wonderful, and the atmosphere overall is delightful. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet and pleasant experience!

1 Thank Kiersten M
Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Have gone numerous times, and in the beginning things were great. As the place expanded, things took a turn. Last time there was a Saturday. We were asked if we had a reservation despite only 3 tables being filled...we did not. They grumbled and put us in the back. The entire time we were there only one other table came... More 

9 Thank review4u92
phutto, Owner at The Ploughcroft Tea Room, responded to this review

Hi! Needless to say I was very distressed to to see your review on Trip Advisor... I would like to somehow make up for your bad experience. I can see that you have been to the tearoom on numerous occasions and I would love to have you back. It is not the norm to receive a complaint as,you can see... More 

Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

If you want authentic bland British food with watery vegetables where the best part of the dish was the Coleman's English Mustard then this is the place. Otherwise I would probably steer clear. The server was pleasant. If this was in Britain it would be out of business, it needs to step up it's game.

Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love the ploughcroft for the delicious food and the cozy and homy atmosphere. My only issue with this establishment would be that I seem to wait at least 30 minutes for my food every time I go and that they have gotten my order wrong a couple of times.

Thank Brianne C
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited here while taking our daughter on a college visit. Such a lovely place! Delicious food, incredible sticky toffee pudding! Hope our daughter is accepted so we can visit lots more! :)

Thank Amy B
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We both enjoyed the green tea with my fiance. So fab:) Anyone with a little hunger must stop by here. Nice service with a pleasant ambiance.

Thank Meric K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-832-7467
Located in downtown Lynchburg, VA, this exceptional, authentic British tea room offers both lunch and afternoon tea. Open from Monday - Saturday from 11 AM - 5 PM. Now open on Sunday's for Brunch from 11 AM - 2 PM. Reservations highly recommended

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