COVID-19 CDC Guidelines Implemented

Tea Parlor

Come join us for a leisurely lunch

We wish all our present and future guests a Happy New Year and a blessed 2021! Our Tea Parlor is shutting down from Dec 31 through Jan 29 so that we can complete some renovations that would otherwise be intrusive to the comfort of our guests. We will be ready to welcome you back on Jan 30 and throughout 2021 we will to be back to our regularly scheduled menus and events. Our first event will be a Valentine Tea for Feb 13th & 14th – hope to see you then!

We are very excited to see our friends and welcome new customers as well! We will have indoor seating in our Tea Room & Carriage House plus outdoor seating (weather permitting) by reservation only. First and foremost please be self-aware of your current health as we ask anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like discomfort to visit us another day when you are well. Please be advised that there will be some new rules to encourage social distancing. Our entry door remains the same on our side porch but our exit door will be on the Silver Street side, please maintain a 6 foot distance from other patrons and do bring a mask for entry/exit/restroom use – you are not required to wear one at your table. There will essentially be no waiting area so please remain in your vehicle or explore our gardens until 5 minutes before your reservation.

The Silver Fountain Inn is now serving lunch daily Monday through Saturday opening at 11:30am & seating until 3pm (please see our closings for private functions and special menu days listed below – December is Victorian Christmas Tea Only, please see the box below). Our Menu offerings change seasonally and offer a wide range of variety and choices. You may choose from our simple luncheon fare like sandwiches, quiche, soup and salads to the fancy “Duchess” which is our 3-tiered platter of tea sandwiches, scone and desserts. We do have Gluten Free options as well – please allow a 24 hour notice for optimal choices!

As seating is limited, reservations are preferred to allow for optimal service and selections. Please do so by calling 603-750-4200 or by reserving directly through our website through Open Table using the button below.  Please see more pictures of our elegant Tea Room in our Gallery.


We are the perfect venue for wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, and anniversary celebrations. In addition, meet here for business and pleasure luncheons or just getting together with a couple friends and enjoying lunch in our elegant setting. Please feel free to dress either casual or fancy with hats and boas!

Look for our special events and themed luncheons from Victorian, Downton Abbey Inspired, Speak Easy, 1950s Sock Hop, Roaring 20s, and Lawn Soirees. Please be advised that our regular monthly menu may not be available on special event days. Please also see our “Events & Functions” tab for our upcoming Themed Dinner Theaters and Murder Mystery Weekends!

We were recently featured on NH Chronicle, see our live clip here!

We also have gift items available from local talented artisans to include sea glass jewelry, Stonewall Kitchen jams, fascinators & hats, children’s tea sets, fairy headbands and houses, tea wallets, cozies, heirloom quality quilts and Tea Shop Mystery books. We also have a selection of tea pots and all our loose leaf teas plus gift certificates are also available to buy for you to enjoy at home. Christmas ornaments and our own published history of the inn are now available as well. Feel free to either stop by or Order Online!

Please let us know at least 24 hrs in advance of allergies or dietary restrictions. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to see our daily/weekly specials! Finally, Please be advised we are closed on Sundays and for major holidays plus private events 11/23, 11/25 and 12/26/20 through 1/29/21 for some renovations.

Upcoming Tea Events



Victorian Christmas Tea

Victorian Christmas Tea  –  We will be celebrating the holiday season the entire month of December – our regular menu will not be available! We will be featuring our 3-tiered holiday version of “The Duchess” for adults and “The Bumblebee” for our younger guests. The first course will start with our Carrot & Apple Soup, followed by a Ham, Havarti & Pear Croissant, a Sugar Plum Jam & Brie Melt and a Potato, Leek & Rosemary Frittata on the bottom tier. The middle tier will offer a Cranberry, Orange & Pistachio Scone with fresh homemade Devonshire cream and Orange Curd. Four delectable desserts await you on the top tier – Petite Four, Chocolate Dipped Bourbon Ball, Cranberry Tartlet & Gingerbread Cake.  Pricing is $30pp for adults and $15pp for children under 12, make your reservation by clicking the button “Tea Parlor Reservation” or call us at directly at 603-750-4200!

Our regular menu is not available during December!

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Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor – Reviews

I had such a wonderful experience here yesterday. I came in for afternoon tea with my mom and a few friends to celebrate my recent engagement! I don’t know where to begin- the Inn and Parlor are beautiful and so elegantly decorated. I felt like I stepped back in time and was at Downton Abbey! I ordered the Orange tea and the Duchess lunch. The tea was outstanding- I love that I had my very own teapot that was so unique! The sandwiches were tasty, especially the veggie wrap. The scones were INCREDIBLE- and the lemon butter sauce was so delicious, I could have eaten it with a spoon! I also loved the biscotti and petit fours. Truly a lovely experience and I already want to go back!

Brooke Esdale