COVID-19: Information

To all our visitors, friends and wonderful artists

We miss you all but

We will be back!

We don’t know quite when yet, but as soon as we do we will share that with you.

Till we meet again, all the very best and stay safe

The Minories Team

Tiptree Tea Room at The Minories

Previously known as the Batte-Lay tea room after Victor Batte-Lay, whose widow purchased The Minories in 1956, the Tiptree Tea Room at The Minories offers a wide range of home-made meals which can be enjoyed within the tranquil settings of the tea room or beautiful walled garden.


We accept limited bookings Monday – Saturday, including bank holidays and school holidays.
Please call (01206) 765131 to book.

(01206) 765131
Tiptree at The Minories
The Minories Galleries
74 High Street
Opening Hours

Our Summer and Winter opening times change at the same time as the British Summer Time (BST) and the UK Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Summer (BST)

Start at the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Monday to Saturday:

09:30 – 17:00



Winter (GMT)

Start at the last Sunday of October and end on the last Sunday of March.

Monday to Saturday:

09:30 – 16:00



Christmas/New Year

Opening times between the 24th December to 2nd January.

Monday to Saturday:

10:00 – 15:00



Bank holidays

We are open as normal on the Bank Holiday Mondays (Summer bank holiday, Spring bank holiday, Early May bank holiday, Easter Monday) and are closed for all other Bank Holidays.