Sir Andrew Macphail was known to have parties with a variety of guests, including L.M Montgomery, Earl Gray, Stephen Leacock, and many more. To keep this tradition alive, Red Seal Chef Joel Short has handcrafted a new menu for the Tea Room to allow guests to have a taste of the Macphail’s Scottish background.

Lunch is served Thursday through Saturday; 11:30 am until 2 pm;  light refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Desert) are served Wednesday to Sunday,  10 am until 5 pm.

Tea Room Menu

Sunday Brunch is served from 11:00 until 1:30, and is Reserved Seating Only. We welcome you to stop by after church or when you are on your Sunday morning drive or hike.

Sunday Brunch Menu

Notes:  Guided tours are not available when lunch is served, and the Homestead is closed for a workshop on Aug 25th.

Are you thinking about holding an event at the homestead? We host special occasions such as weddings, and can offer delightful meal packages for groups between 25 and 40 people.  Contact Doreen Huestis, Site Manager by email: or tel: 902 651-2146 (Jun – Dec) and 902 838-4791 (Jan- May), between 9am and 5pm.

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Macphail Homestead Dining continues past summer when Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are served in the Great Hall. These dinners are often sold out events, so be sure to book your tickets early!  Prices to be determined.

A reminder: dinner events require reservations. Call 902 651-2789 or email: to book your tickets