494 Hopsewee Road, Georgetown, SC 2944
Hours: Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 3:30 pm, Saturday Noon to 3:30 pm
*Reservations are recommended, because occasionally the room is reserved for a small group.
This week I finally made it to the Tea Room at Hopsewee Plantation for lunch - and what a treat! The Tea Room is in the River Oak Cottage, which is on the grounds of Hopsewee along the North Santee River in Georgetown County, SC.
I'd wandered the grounds of Hopsewee before, but it was late afternoon and the Tea Room wasn't serving. I was determined to make it back - and I still need to make it back to take a tour of the house (next trip, I promise).
I shared with a friend the shrimp and grits (a recommendation from a friend who comes to the Tea Room often) and the blue cheese spinach quiche - they were both delicious (check out their lunch menu here). As for the tea... I had iced Hopsewee Blend House Tea with my lunch, but switched to the Buckingham Palace Garden tea with dessert (there were many tea choices).
For the dessert my table tasted a sampling of the 'Tea Sweets' - and I must confess we ordered a second plate, the treats were so delicious.
What a wonderful place to stop for lunch and a bit of tea while traveling Highway 17!
~The path towards the Tea Room at River Oaks Cottage~