Tiptree tea rooms throughout the county

Step back in time and enjoy a light lunch or traditional afternoon tea at 16th-century Tiptree Essex Rose tea room in the village of Dedham, right in the heart of Constable country. The timber-framed building with its pretty leaded windows overlooks the market square and is a popular spot with both visitors and local residents. Afternoon tea, with a choice of sandwiches and homemade scones plus Tiptree preserves and Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, is served on vintage crockery and makes a timeless choice for traditionalists.

Dedham’s wide high street, elegant church and gracious houses reflect its heritage as a one-time “wool town”. The wool industry here may have disappeared, but the thriving village still boasts an interesting selection of shops, hostelries and historic buildings.

Pop into the Sweetie Parlour at the side of the tea room and in summer you’ll find soft-scoop ice cream topped with a chocolate flake to enjoy, the perfect accompaniment to a walk by the river Stour.

There’s plenty to interest lovers of both the natural world and art here in Dedham too. Follow in the footsteps of landscape artist John Constable with a walk along the Stour’s banks and through nearby countryside to Flatford Mill. Or visit Castle House, one-time home to artist Sir Alfred Munnings, considered our greatest painter of horses. It’s now a museum whose collection of reflects both the artist’s knowledge and understanding of all things equine.

Beyond Dedham, other branches of Tiptree tea rooms can be found across the county, including at Barleylands near Billericay and at the Courtyard in the market town of Saffron Walden. You’ll also find Tiptree Tearooms at Writtle, Chelmsford and beside the jam factory and museum in Colchester.



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