CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Essex Life today CLICK HERE

New Tiptree Tea Room opens in Colchester

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 March 2016

The Tiptree Cherry Picker by Roy Cleary

The Tiptree Cherry Picker by Roy Cleary


The latest in food and drink news from across the county brought to you by Essex Life

Wilkin & Sons latest Tiptree tea room, The Batte-Lay at The Minories in Colchester, had its official opening in January when Sir Bob Russell, the Mayor of Colchester, and guests saw the refurbished tea room for the first time. Peter Wilkin, chairman of Wilkin & Sons, welcomed guests and commented: ‘As a company we have been involved with Colchester for a very long time, so this is an occasion for a celebration.’

Sir Bob Russell unveiled a painting of The Tiptree Cherry Picker by Roy Cleary, which he kindly donated to the new tea room. He commented: ‘It’s a great day for Colchester. Around the world, wherever you go you will find Tiptree jam, so it is good that they are now flying the flag in Colchester.’ Sir Bob added: ‘I think this painting will be perfect for a Tiptree tea room in Colchester, so I am delighted that it will be on permanent display at the Batte-Lay.’


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Essex Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Essex Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Essex Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Yesterday, 09:24

Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 18 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

As an enduring British institution, it’s incredibly important to get your Sunday lunch right. Here are 12 pubs in Essex that know how to deliver precisely what you require.

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s finest eateries and this time drops into the Back-Inn Time American diner in Chelmsford

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

Being home to so many wonderful places to eat choosing where to go for dinner can often be difficult. With that in mind we’ve picked 20 of our favourite places to help you decide

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s best eateries by stopping to eat at Dedham’s Sun Inn with her pooch

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

CyclesUK are a leading independent bike retail chain based in Essex and they have held a public vote to find the cafes that local cyclists love. The results are in and these are 10 of the best cycling cafes in Essex

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Looking for somewhere special to enjoy a festive lunch with family and friends?

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick 15 places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Essex Life Food & Drink Awards for 2018 took place on September 27th at Down Hall Hotel

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search