We brew premium teas in our Samovar at the Shelburne Inn.

This vintage building lends itself perfectly to hosting afternoon tea. Over the years we have hosted many, though not always on a regular basis. So, you could say rather than being “regular” they have become “special”, hence “SpecialTeas”. We enjoy the ritual of bringing out the Samovar and brewing up a selection of premium teas. You needn’t be a connoisseur  to appreciate the power of a cup of tea to transport you in both a sensual and metaphysical way. Our SpecialTeas are designed to do just that.
Our next SpecialTea is scheduled for Sunday, December 15th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating the birthday of author, Jane Austen, whose love of tea was portrayed numerous times in her novels. The menu will be very English, with three savory treats, a scone and three sweet items per person. Fall is such an enjoyable time to plan a tea menu. The end of the harvest season inspires us to take the bounty and run with it! From pumpkins, to wild mushrooms to apples and cranberries, we base our menu upon the availability of fresh, local ingredients. In addition, Jane Austen enthusiast, Marty Lemke will provide an informative talk on the life and times of Jane Austen and Jennifer Goodenberger will play piano selections from the Regency period for your listening pleasure. More details on these additions to the festivities can be found here.


The tea is $25 per person plus tax. When the menu becomes available we will post it below. What is posted now is what was served in 2012.

The Shelburne Restaurant & Pub presents a
Jane Austen Tea

2:00 to 4:00 pm


 Roasted Red Pepper and Cheddar Sandwiches on Pumpernickel Rye

Pumpkin, Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Meat Pasty

Sugar-Plum Scones


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Cocoa Christmas Cookie

Apple Puff

Enjoy bottomless cups of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tea served from our Samovar

Here’s an example of the tempting treats served at some of our SpecialTeas.

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