A half-timbered tudor house


Brunch.lunch is served 10am-3.30pm mon-sat - everything from full English breakfasts, our famous Eggs Benedict, omelettes, quiches made fresh each morning, hot and cold sandwiches, salads and our weekly specials. Please see our website for this week's menus.
Tea, coffee and cake is served from 10am-5pm daily. All made at Tymperleys using seasonal ingredients, you'll never find fresher, tastier cakes! Scones are baked fresh each morning and served with clotted cream and Tiptree jam
Afternoon Tea is our specialty! Served on the traditional three tiers with a selection of sandwiches on the bottom tier, miniature cakes and fancies on the middle tier and plain and fruit scones on top with clotted cream and Tiptree jam. It comes with unlimited quantities of any of our loose leaf teas, or coffee if you prefer. Must be booked 24 hours in advance.

5* hygiene rating
Special contribution, Colchester in Bloom 2015

Book Tickets

Guide Prices



Friday, 29th September 2023 - Friday, 29th September 2023

Sijie Chen and Orlando Jopling (photo by Lucy J. Toms)Roman River Festival: A Tale of Two Cities – Lunchtime Concert at TymperleysA lunchtime concert taking the audience on a captivating musical journey featuring an eclectic programme.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Chef - Adam Tapia
  • Covers - 60


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Smoking allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Tymperleys is in the centre of Colchester, a 3 minute walk from the high street, 10 minute walk from Colchester town rail station and a 5 minute walk from Colchester bus station. Nearest parking is St John's Car Park (3 min walk), Vineyard Street Car Park (5 min walk) and St Mary's Car Park (7 min walk). Tymperleys is through the archway off Trinity Street next to the bookshop, opposite the library and Holy Trinity Church. Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0 miles away.


Type:Tea/Coffee Shop

Trinity street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

Tel: 01206 765034