We welcome you into our 1930s stone cottage for Saturday Afternoon Tea!

Every Saturday, we hold Afternoon Tea at 2pm for $20 per person.  Our Afternoon Tea brings a laid-back, relaxed approach to the traditional English-style service.  For example: while we serve real clotted cream, you’ll find Appalachian-inspired twists on our menu and Southern hospitality in place of white-gloved service.  We make absolutely everything from scratch, and with a lot of love!  We are happy to schedule tea service any weekday at 2pm as well (or later on days that we are open for dinner).  Reservations are required.

One Sunday a month, we hold a Sunday Afternoon Tea Tasting in partnership with Asheville Tea Company for $27.95 per person.  The Sunday Tea includes live classical guitar music, as well as a seasonal tea tasting flight and a brief informative talk by Jessie Dean, owner of Asheville Tea Company.

Please note any food allergies, dietary restrictions, number of children guests, or any other specific needs when making a reservation.  We will happily do our best to accommodate you!  

While we are happy to offer Gluten-Free items, our kitchen is not a gluten-free environment. We urge all guests with serious food allergies or dietary restrictions to get in touch personally with a manager before dining with us.

2019 Sunday Tea Dates

May 12th at 1pm & 4pm (Mothers’ Day Tea!)

September 29th at 5pm (Autumn Harvest Candlelight Tea)

October 27th at 1pm (Mad Hatter Tea)

December 15th at 1pm & 4pm

Traditional tea service includes each guests’ individual pot of tea alongside warm, homemade scones and shortbread cookies with seasonal jam, clotted cream, and honey butter as well as finger sandwiches and petit-four style desserts.

We proudly feature ever-evolving varieties of tea.  We have seasonal, locally-sourced tea blends from Asheville Tea Company, as well as Black Orthodox and Green Rwandan tea from 3Mountains Tea.  Come see what new blends we have to offer!

Want to give the gift of tea?  Click Here to send an e-Gift Certificate!

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Because space is limited, we do require reservations and a credit card on file to confirm all bookings.  The credit card will not be charged except in the event of a cancellation or no-show, as per our cancellation policy.   Click Here to make a reservation.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to the reservation incurs no fee.  Within 48 of the reservation, a $10/person fee is charged to the credit card on file.  A no-show results in full tea service price per person charged to the credit card on file.

Please call or e-mail (828) 676-3870  /  jill@ivoryroadavl.com with any questions.

Gluten-free and vegan tea service is available, with 48 hours notice, and costs $22 per person for Saturday Tea and $29.95 per person for Sunday Tea.

We recommend making reservations at least 3-4 weeks in advance.


Tea menu changes monthly – this is just an example!