Constructed in 1921 for Mr. J. Ralph Hayden and his wife, Alice Maude Brown, Maudie’s Tea Room is situated at 103 Grover Street in Woodstock. The house experienced significant damage from a basement fire in 1922, with some burnt beams still visible today.
In 1927, Mrs. Hayden opened a tea room, which she managed until her passing in 1945. Initially named “Sunset Porch,” it later became known as “Maudie’s Tea Room” and ultimately as the “Pastel Shade Tea Room.”
In July of 1932 the Rt. Hon.William Lyon MacKenzie King, then leader of the opposition in the Canadian House of Commons had dinner there while visiting New Brunswick.
The house was sold by the Hayden family in 1947 and has remained in the Stewart family ever since.