Tiptree Tea Room at The College, Writtle


The Lordship offers home-made cakes, freshly made lunches and a substantial ‘specials’ menu, created from fresh and appealing ingredients. On warm summer days the patio is the perfect place to relax and unwind, just sit back and enjoy a friendly and efficient service.

The tea room is a comfy retreat for those busy mums who have an hour or so free to catch up with friends. Alongside comfortable surroundings and excellent food, the tea room also stocks a some of your favourite ‘Tiptree’ conserves and gin liqueurs.

Writtle: the tea room now stands on the site of a cattle shed and milking parlour. The tea room is in the grounds of the local College, established in 1893 and now simply Writtle University College. The building was restored and became a 'Tiptree' tea room in 2011.

Named in the Little Domesday Book as a Royal demesne or manor of 194 households, the village is the site of one of King John's hunting lodges, sited just across the road from the tea room within the grounds of Writtle College and dating from around 1210 A.D.

The peaceful and picturesque village of Writtle still has its very own village green complete with duck pond and a Norman church. Once described as 'one of the loveliest villages in England, with a ravishing variety of ancient cottages', Writtle is a great place for a stroll in the summer sun, or simply to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city of Chelmsford, just a short bus ride away.

Visit The Lordship. For an easy car journey, from Chelmsford take the B1060 ‘Roxwell’ road and follow the signs into Writtle village and on to Lordship Road. The college straddles Lordship Road and you will find the tea room on the right, with ample parking nearby. Limited wheelchair access to tea room. Wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities.

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