Tiptree boasts a wide range of shops, including many traditional and family run businesses. You may well be surprised at the diversity of goods and services available in Tiptree.

Scroll through the entire list or use the index below to quickly locate a business.

This index neither constitutes an advertisement for nor an endorsement by the website of any of the businesses listed below.  

 Millins Deli Bar-B-Q House 

 Bill's Plaice   

Chris's Fish Bar
Exchange Café   Maypole Restaurant    Mo's Cafe  Tiptree Tea Rooms

Bill's Plaice

Bill's Plaice Logo


Opening Hours


Mon-Fri   11:30-14:00

Saturday 11:30-21:30


Mon-Thur 16:30-21:30

Friday      16:30-22:00

Saturday - see lunch

Bank Holiday Mondays:


49 Church Road, Tiptree,


Tel: 01621 816022 / 07902 692152

Email: billbdesha@btinternet.com


Established 1990. Lunch time specials. Kids Club Menu. Meal deals. Telephone and Party orders welcome. Try our new service, Bill's curries, we always have Chicken, Bombay Potatoes, Plain Basmati,  Naan bread and you can chose coriander, chillies, red peper and tomatoes, but give us 12 hours notice and we can prepare lamb, fish and mince, saag aloo, sweet potato and chick pea. We can make it to your own specification. The curries are available Wednesday to Saturday bewtween 16:30 and 19:30.

Fish - line caught delivered daily from local ports. We also serve: Saveloy, Sausage, Burger, Pancake Roll, Chicken, Pies & Pasties, Kebabs, Jacket Potatoes, Side orders & Drinks. Curry to pre-order 24-48 hours.

We buy the best products and filter our pans daily to ensure a crisp product. We can cook to order for special requirements, including fish without bones.

Bar-B-Q House Opening Hours

Sun – Thu 13:00 – 23:00

Fri – Sat   13:00 – 23:30

Delivery Times: 17:00 – 23:00

Unit 2, 80 Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0HP

Tel: 01621 810088

   or 01621 819333


We sell Appetisers, Burgers, Southern Fired Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Seafood, Kebabs, Pizzas, Wraps, Salad, Chips, Desserts.

Subject to minimum order we delivery free to Tiptree, Great Totham, Totham, Kelvedon, Feering, Salcott, Great Braxted, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, Tollesbury, Wickham Bishops.    

Chris's Fish Bar

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat 11:30 – 14:00

and       16:45 – 10:00

124, Church Road, Tiptree,

Essex, CO5 OAL

Tel: 01621 817172

We have been established since 1987 and have provided excellent quality fish and chips to the people of Tiptree and villages, successfully for 28 years.

We serve the best quality fish (from sustainable sources) and the best tasting chips made from potatoes grown in the Fens. We sell cod, haddock, skate, rock and plaice; fresh chicken made into Southern Fried chicken and chicken in a bun; pies, sausages, burgers etc

We also sell children’s meals and we cater for parties from a few children’s meals to hundreds of chicken and fish and chips, (we will take care of everything!)

The Exchange Café – Bar - Restaurant

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri 09:00 – 16:30

Sat         09:00 – 16:00

Sun        09:30 – 15:00


33 Church Road,

Tiptree, Colchester,

Essex, CO5 0SU

(next to Post Office)

 Tel: 01621 810090


All day:

Home-cooked breakfasts, sandwiches, baguettes, paninis, jacket potatoes, danish pastries, cakes, scones, freshly ground coffees, teas, cold drinks.

From midday: Full menu of hot meals & daily specials.

Take-away: Everything except hot meals.

Licensed Bar: Quality wine list, Ale & Lager.

Car Parking: Lots of free parking.


Maypole Restaurant

An image of The Maypole Restaurant

Opening Hours:


Thur-Sun 12:00-14:30


Tue-Sun 17:00-23:30

Messing Road junction, Maypole Road

Tiptree, Essex


Tel: 01621 818575 / 815326


Family run restaurant serving Chinese, Thai and English cuisine. Fully licensed. The best Thai and Chinese meals can be tasted in our 150 seat restaurant with car parking for up to 30 cars. Take-away service available.

Tiptree Tea Rooms

Picture of Little Scarlet Jam


Opening Hours:


Mon – Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Sunday     10:00 - 17:00 

Closes half an hour earlier in winter.

Wilkin & Sons Visitor Centre,

Factory Hill,

Tiptree, Colchester,

Essex, CO5 0RF

Tel: 01621 814524




Get a real taste of Tiptree in the building where the famous jam was first prepared. You can now enjoy traditional afternoon teas as well as delicious home-made lunches and cakes in the quiet, relaxed tea room or outdoor terrace.

 The waitress service tea room is a great venue for morning gatherings or afternoon tea parties. It is part of the Tiptree Visitor Centre which is a great place to discover more about village life in Essex, as well as jam making of course! Entry is free to the adjoining museum and shop.

Millins Deli

Photo of Number 85 Cafe

Opening Hours


Tue - Sat 08:30 - 17:00


Tue - Sat 08:30 - 16:00

85 Church Road, Tiptree,


Tel: 01621 815947

Ring and Collect service.

New deli opening 15.12.2021. New deli counter including a range of cheeses, meats, olives etc. Wines, beers, biscuits, jams and gifts.

Takeaway sandwich and coffee bar. If time is short, phone and pre-order your lunch for collection. Pre-order platters for party, meeting, birthday, funeral, christening etc. we have a wide selection.

Serving: Freshly ground coffee, home made quality produce including cakes & pastries; sandwiches, baguettes, wraps & rolls; pasties & hot pies, soup, other beverages.

Mo's Cafe

Photo of Mo's cafe     


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 05:30 - 13:00  

Sat 05:30 - 12:00


5-6 The Centre, Tiptree,


Tel: 01621 816766


Breakfast, Lunch and Takeaway.