The Batte-Lay Tea Room at The Minories

The Minories is sorry to say that our Cafe has now closed its doors. However we are delighted to let you know that a new ‘Tiptree’ tea room, the ‘Batte-Lay’ will be opening soon. Please see for updates and watch this space for an opening date. Wilkin & Sons Limited have made the following announcement:

“We are delighted to announce that Wilkin & Sons Limited will soon be opening our new ‘Tiptree’ tea room called The ‘Batte-Lay’ at The Minories, Colchester. The new tea room will ensure the unique nature and character of The Minories is still present and will become a regular venue and meeting point for both visitors to the town and its inhabitants.

We look forward to seeing you soon.”


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