The Schoolhouse – tea room in Gerringong


There aren’t many tea rooms in Australia where they grow their own tea, but they do here. Have afternoon tea – with superb scones – in this beautiful historic building in Gerringong, built in 1862.

The review of this tea room in Gerringong is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools. There’s no book planned for now but a new website So for now take a look at our earlier books…

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Visit our books page to see all our books in more detail. You will find a description of each book, Fancy a Cuppa?, Fancy a Cuppa, USA?, Fancy a Cuppa by the Cathedral?, Fancy a Cuppa North Yorkshire?, and then links to buy.

Books page.


They grow their teas nearby at Foxground, and then prepare and blend them themselves, so this is a real tea lovers’ paradise in the heart of NSW’s South Coast. The green teas are their speciality, but since 2009, they’ve also had a black tea, which is our usual choice for afternoon tea, as we like a strong brew with a touch of milk. Each tea is explained and described on their excellent website. The kitchen is open plan and they prepare everything right in front of you in the old school room. Scones with jam and cream were just about the best I ever tasted in Australia. The cakes are also fabulous. This is such a treat for afternoon tea in Gerringong.


2 Victoria Street, Gerringong, NSW 2534

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 4234 0050

Web address

Facebook: The Schoolhouse – updated regularly

Opening Hours

Tea room closed in winter June – August, except for special events.

12 noon – 2.30pm Thursday – Saturday (for lunch)

2.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday – Saturday (for afternoon tea)

Closed Sunday – Wednesday

Getting there

Driving from the north on the Princes Highway, take the second Gerringong exit and the tea room is a short distance along Belinda Street on your left hand side. From Gerringong village it is on the right hand side as you come along Belinda Street.

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