News & Events

The Barns Tea Room 

The Barns Tea Room will have limited seating on Wednesday 13th June from 1-3pm due to a large booking. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Barleylands - Play Barn 

 The play barn at Barleylands is currently undergoing essential maintenance works so will be closed for the week commencing Monday 11th June 2018. The Tiptree Cafeteria will be open as normal as soon as the works have been completed.  

 A night of wine tasting with Graham Gooch & Nick Kent, Bond Street Chelmsford

Tiptree at Bond Street Tea Room are delighted to invite you to their 'Night of wine tasting with Graham Gooch & Nick Kent' on Thursday 21st June at 7pm-9pm.

For more details on the night click here. 

£20.00 per person.

Booking required.

To book please call Aimee 01621 815407 or email   

 Quiz with Fizz at The Batte-Lay Tea Room, Colchester

 The Batte-Lay Tea Room are delighted to invite you to their Quiz with Fizz evening on Friday 20th July from 6.30pm.

 For more information on the night please click here. 

Booking required. To book please call 01206 765131 or email Chloe at

 Bosworth's Tea Room, Finchingfield

The Tiptree tearoom “Bosworth’s” at Finchingfield is a lovely tea room but after three years it is now going back to the hands of a local lady.  We have enjoyed playing a part in the local community: employing local people, contributing to charity events and supporting local issues and we look forward to welcoming customers to our other Tiptree tea rooms in Saffron Walden or in other parts of Essex.

The Little Scarlet Music Festival, Saturday 22nd July 1-7pm

After a successful Little Scarlet Festival last year, it was decided to run the event again in 2017.  Saturday saw the second Little Scarlet Festival held in the Jubilee Orchard, at Wilkin & Sons Ltd., Tiptree.

The main stage was the focal point, constructed from two green Tiptree lorries, with 6 local bands performing to a crowd of 1000 enthusiastic fans.  The line- up of bands was a diverse range of sounds; Wax Colour, Vince Petchey, The LBC Collective, The Witch Kids, The Lucky Strikes & The Landed.

busk stop” presented budding musicians with the opportunity to show off their talent, by signing up on the day to sing along, accompanied by local band Sound Mirrors.

The musical event received financial support from Colchester Borough Council, as it is a local community festival. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the chosen charity Colchester Hospitals Charity, to raise money for their Cancer Centre.

Gunpowder Gertie entertained the younger visitors in her brightly coloured and fun children’s area, while adults could enjoy a Fruit Gin Spritzer or two from the bar.

Meelyhoops entertained the crowds and encouraged all ages to try hoola-hooping, whilst youngsters played in the strawberry maze.

The main stage was opened by our competition winner local 16 year old singer-songwriter Tom Child.

The heavens opened briefly during the afternoon, but the crowd took it in very good spirits and carried on as necessary with British Summertime weather!

Joint Managing Director Chris Newenham thanked everyone who attended on the day and those who helped to organise the event raising valuable funds for Colchester Hospitals Charity “Despite the rain, it was a wonderful day, and we are delighted that so manyfrom the local community came to enjoy themselves.”