About Tiffins Traditional Tea Rooms
Tiffins in quaint Long Melford, Suffolk, where we are the village’s only traditional tea rooms, serving a large variety of loose leaf teas and delicious home made cakes and scones, baked daily and light lunches, including freshly made sandwiches, soup and our famous Tiffins Ploughmans Platter.
We are delighted to have been awarded a certificate of excellence from online traveller review site Trip Advisor. The award is only granted to the top 10% of businesses on the site.
Long Melford dates back to at least 100BC where the Belgae Iron Age tribe had settled near the river Stour at Liston Lane. Various Roman remains including a Roman cemetery have been found near to Tiffins and the main Roman road from Colchester to Chester (Via Devana- Wool Street) passes through the village. The main growth of the village that remains visible today was during the 15th and 16th century where the cloth weaving industry developed. Long Melford is home to at least 12 remaining Hall Houses from hence the main street, Hall street takes its name.
Long Melford is home to two magnificent stately homes – Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall. There are also several hotels, a number of restaurants, pubs and an excellent selection of shops, including antiques, boutiques, gift shops and art galleries.
The history of Tiffins’ building
Tiffins is the central part of a remaining hall house with Trinity Gallery and Melford Valley Tandoori making up the wings either side. Tiffins itself has had many uses over the years since, including housing, a printers, a bakers and various shops.