The Batte-Lay Tea RoomColchester
74 High Street
East Hill
Essex CO1 1UE


If you are visiting Colchester and looking for a tranquil spot to relax and enjoy a leisurely cup of refreshment, then try the Batte-Lay Tearoom at The Minories Galleries.

In comfortable surroundings with traditional table service, the tearoom offers a varied menu which includes full English breakfast, Ploughman's lunch, quiche and freshly made sandwiches. Alongside these meals the tea room also serves the very special Tiptree Cream Tea.

Monday – Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00 hours. Closes 1 hour earlier in winter.
Closed Sundays and over the Christmas period.
The Batte-Lay tea room is named after Victor Batte-Lay, a local art collector whose widow purchased The Minories in 1956, thus providing a permanent site for collections of art to be displayed in Colchester, encouraging local artists and students to engage with the community
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1206 765 131
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Getting There
The tearoom is just a 2 minute walk from the 11th century Norman castle. The town exudes history, culture and creativity, and has an abundance of shops - quirky and unique boutiques in narrow streets. See location on Google maps.
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