I was lucky enough to be invited to tea at The Ploughcroft Tea Room on their Grand Opening day, December 11th, 2010. The Tea Room is located in one of the historic buildings on Commerce Street that has been totally renovated. Singers from The Victorian Society at Liberty University performed Christmas songs, there were readings from Charles Dickens Christmas Story and several vocal performances.
We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon cream tea with tasty scones in a beautiful English setting. I've been to the tea room for lunch and highly recommend the Cornish Pasty and the Fruit Crumble with English Custard AND reservations. The tea room is already a popular destination and it fills up fast. Conveniently located across from Estate Specialists.
Address: 1215 Commerce St.
Hours: -Saturday (afternoon tea served from 2 to 5 p.m.)
Price range: Lunch runs from $6.50 (soup du jour) to $9.50 (chicken and mushroom pie or the Ploughman’s Lunch) and tea from $3.50 (a pot of tea for one) to $21 (a Victorian Afternoon Cream Tea, which includes an end-less pot of tea, two homemade scones and your choice of sandwiches and sweet treats); sandwiches and other home-made items can also be purchased a la carte.