UPDATE: British Pantry & Tea Room no longer offers the menu item reviewed here (A Taste of Britain for Two).
Where: Centerville, Georgia Style: British shop tearoom Tea Selection: 6 popular British teas Teatimes: Tuesday to Saturday, 11-2:30 Reservations: 48-hour advance notice for parties of 4 or more, otherwise, walk-ins welcome Contact: 478-953-4009 Cost: $35 A Taste of Britain for Two; $8.95 Pot of Tea & Scones Destination Tea Tip: Though reservations are not required, we recommend reserving your table, and leaving time to peruse the market.
Destination Tea Notes: Two things you need to know about the British Pantry & Tearoom are: 1. it is run by British expatriate Jan Francis and 2. it began as a British grocery and by popular demand, expanded to include a tearoom. What does this mean for we afternoon tea goers? This afternoon tea is one you might just as well find if your British neighbor invited you to tea at her place. Blending homemade and imported traditional British goodies, teatime here features tea brands popular in Great Britain, scones done properly, and an obvious emphasis on a fresh, made-from-scratch menu, whipped up in the small kitchen in back. How cool to be able to explore British culture from smack-dab in the middle of Georgia! We advise repeat expeditions, as the tearoom’s menu changes seasonally. Also know that while the decor pays tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, this tearoom is not the exclusive domain of the fairer sex, with a winter menu that features pasties, meat pies and bangers and mash for those with a hearty appetite. Happy tea travels!