Grand Opening of The Ploughcroft Tea Room in Downtown Lynchburg VA

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Real Estate Agent with Londeree's Real Estate & Prop. Mgt VA License #0225102551

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. 

The Victorian Singers from Liberty University

 

Afternoon Cream Tea

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.

The Ploughcroft Tea Room

Address: 1215 Commerce St.
Phone: (434) 832-7467
Website: http://www.ploughcrofttearoom.com
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-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.

 

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Debbie Malone, Realtor
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management
Lynchburg & Smith Mountain Lake, VA
(434) 546-0369
malone1981@aol.com
 
 
 

 

 
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Cindy Jones
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Do they have clotted cream too?  Sounds like a wonderful place to spend a few hours chatting with a good friend.

December 13, 2010 08:49 AM #4
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Susan Thompson-Solomons
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MD Real Estate

Debbie, this sounds like another wonderful Lynchburg spot. My son just graduated from Lynchburg College this year, so my husband and I got to enjoy the great restaurants and B&B's there - we stayed at The Ivy Creek often - we love your town. Merry Christmas to you and the best to you in real estate!

December 13, 2010 09:12 AM #5
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Monica Foster
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I absolutely love places like this!  So charming!  I'll keep this on my list of "must stops" if ever I visit there!

December 13, 2010 09:58 AM #6
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Looks like a nice place.  I like the plate arrangement. 

Good localism post.

 

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

December 13, 2010 10:04 AM #7
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Sherry Chastain
Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee - Hendersonville, TN
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Sounds like a place my mom would love to visit.

December 13, 2010 10:58 AM #8
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Diane Rice
Diane Rice, Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - South Holland, IL
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Hi Debbie!  Congrats on your feature!  You've accented the "Tea Room" very well!  This post should get them exposed more.  Merry Christmas & Happy NEW Year to you!

December 13, 2010 11:02 AM #9
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Hi Debbie, what a great tribute and intro on the Ploughcroft Tea Room...  Glad to see that is brought you a shiny new Debbi's Featured Posts

December 13, 2010 11:35 AM #10
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Dustin McClure
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Looks really good.

December 13, 2010 12:15 PM #11
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Cassie Lane
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Very good local blog entry Debbie!  :)

December 13, 2010 12:16 PM #12
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Navona Hart
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Great local post.  I will be in the area on Wednesday meeting with my agents.  Might be an excellent place to take them.  Thanks for the post.

December 13, 2010 12:59 PM #13
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SouthBrevardBeachHomes.com
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great post on your area I am sure it will get bunches of hits...good luck with it and have a great Holiday Season.

December 13, 2010 01:22 PM #14
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Prop. Mgt - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Thank You Michael,  very nice atmosphere.

Yes Cindy, they do have clotted cream but it's jarred. It was very good though!

Hi Susan, YES, the next time you're in Lynchburg you should make reservations. I like going downtown for lunch then over to Estate Specialists to walk it off! Let me know when you'll be in town and we can catch up. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2011.

Hi Monica, it is so charming. There are teapots, tea and gifts for sale. So much to look at while you're enjoying your tea.

Thank you Patricia, we need to support our local businesses.

Sherry, we had a nice group and I'm sure your mom would love it!

DIANE RICE!!! Thank you my friend....judging from the traffic in and out on Saturday I know they will be very successful. Merry Christmas and blessings for a productive 2011.

Hi Pam & Lee! Thanks for your nice comments, I really enjoy this business. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Successful 2011!!

Thanks Dustin, the owners have done a wonderful job on the design, it's beautiful.

Thank you Cassie!!

Navona, definitely stop in.....are you meeting with Brenda? You will love it! Merry Christmas!

Thanks Jeff, I'm hoping they are busier beyond belief....we need these type of businesses. Merry Christmas!

 

December 13, 2010 01:34 PM #15
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Hi Debbie - How wonderful!  I just love places like this.

December 13, 2010 02:25 PM #16
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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Yummy scones and jam..and proper tea no doubt. Can you tell...I am English.

December 13, 2010 06:43 PM #17
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Brian Dunshie
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I love shops like this, I always try to support the local business owners!

Happy Holidays

December 13, 2010 08:44 PM #18
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Ellie McIntire
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You had me at Ploughmans lunch. And then Cindy brings up clotted cream. My kinda place.

December 13, 2010 09:12 PM #19
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Joan Whitebook
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I would love to visit this tea room!  This looks like a great place to chill and enjoy. 

December 13, 2010 10:10 PM #20
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
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Hi Debbie -- Sounds like a wonderful time.  I used to live in NoVA, but never made it down that far.  Sounds like a quaint town! :)

December 13, 2010 11:26 PM #21
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Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
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Debbie - Sounds like a nice place to unwind.  I would love to have tea there but it is much too far from where I am.  Have a great week!

January 09, 2011 11:22 PM #22
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Robert L. Brown
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I'm an avid tea drinker. BTW does this establishment have WIFI?? That's a must for me.

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