At the end of October, my sisters and I treated our mom to an afternoon at Fearrington House in Pittsboro! This was our second year of doing an afternoon tea for our mom’s birthdays after the inaugural tea at Sugar Magnolia in 2021. It has taken me a few months but I’m sharing more about the Fearrington House’s afternoon tea as well as the Fearrington Village itself.
Located in Pittsboro, Fearrington House is about half an hour away from me in Durham. The drive might be closer to an hour if you’re in Raleigh or somewhere else in the Triangle area. Don’t let the distance deter you though! You can spend all afternoon at the Fearrington Village so I’d suggest making a (half) day trip out of it.
Priced at $50, each person gets their own pot of tea with lots of sweets and savories! Since our party was on the larger end (there were five of us including our cousin), we got a massive, tiered tray for the middle of the table. Here’s a better look at what all came on the tray in a video format!
Me being a savory lover, I already knew I was going to like the tea sandwiches. The pimento cheese and the tuna salad sandwiches were exceptional!
With $$$ dining experiences, a part of is always worried that I will leave hungry, which sometimes happens. Fearrington’s afternoon tea was not one of those cases though. We were stuffed by the end of the tea, I couldn’t even finish some of my sweets. I don’t even think I had dinner that evening!
After spending a couple of hours chatting, snacking, and sipping on tea, we strolled around The Fearrington Village. We went in late fall but the weather was perfect, and there were flowers in bloom. Naturally, we took a ton of photos!
Besides being beautiful, Fearrington Village has quite a few shops to browse, including an independent bookstore. McIntyre’s Books has been on my list of North Carolina bookshops to visit so I was happy to cross it off the list.
Once again, our mom loved the afternoon tea we did for her birthday! I think we’re going to have to do another one next year…
If you’re looking for more places to do an afternoon in the Triangle, here’s a list I’ve compiled: