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!  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!

2018 Sunday Tea Dates

May 13th at 1pm & 4pm (Mothers’ Day Tea!)

June 17th at 1pm (Fathers’ Day Tea!)

July 29th at 1pm (Tea on the Rocks)

September 23rd at 1pm

October 28th at 1pm (Mad Hatter Tea)

December 16th & December 23rd at 1pm

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 7 days prior to the reservation incurs no fee.  Within 7 days 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 4-5 weeks in advance.


Tea menu changes monthly – this is just an example!