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Afternoon Tea at Down Hall Hotel

Matching Road, nr Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS
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At Down Hall, we serve Afternoon Tea daily between 1pm and 5pm, as all our Afternoon Teas are freshly made to order, reservations are required.

Facilities
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Dining
  • Disabled Access
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About Afternoon Tea at Down Hall Hotel

Visit Down Hall Hotel and Spa to experience the much-loved English tradition of Afternoon Tea at its finest! Served in the historic splendour of our lounge or Ibbetsons Tea Lounge, with a choice of delicious menus combined with a selection of the finest teas make for an unforgettable afternoon.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

It was a most enjoyable afternoon. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

Staff were really nice and welcoming. Food very fresh. I was disappointed with the cakes. It would have been nice to have a more exciting selection. Personal choice of course.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

We came as a party of 12 for afternoon tea for my sisters 30th birthday. We chose Down Hall as she got married there in 2015. The staff were really friendly and helpful and our wonderful waitress made sure everyone's changes to the listed afternoon tea's were accommodated without any hassle. There was also a dairy & egg free and gluten free menu to chose from. The dairy free option I had looked and tasted just as good as the standard version! I would definitely recommend Down Hall for afternoon tea and as a venue for an event as it is a beautiful house.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

This was our second time having afternoon tea at Down Hall having come 2 years ago. As before, the staff were excellent. The room we were in was nice, but not as intimate as the smaller room we were sitting in last time. The price had gone up to £30 this time which I didn’t begrudge paying at all, but my party and I were a little disappointed with the sweets on offer with the tea. I’m sure we will be back as we loved the experience the first time round.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Truly amazing service, lovely food, great music, amazing staff really friendly and very helpful! 100% would come back!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Had a very enjoyable afternoon tea.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Service was 1st class . Sandwiches nice, cakes lovely , scones were a little too hard . Staff were lovely . Would definitely return.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Beautiful sunny afternoon in a stunning hotel and the food was fabulous. A lovely wedding present from work colleagues.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Thank you for going the extra mile and giving my mum a birthday treat with the plate piping and treats. It was appreciated. Selena

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

We had a lovely afternoon. The staff were very polite. The service was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Tea was cold ,waitress was in too much of a hurry to clear our table,also took the tip money off the table before she had finished clearing it,,,not ax good ax ladt time I came,,,disappointing

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

I love Down Hall it’s a favourite place for me and my partner. Our afternoon tea was fantastic, staff were kind helpful and pleasent. The manager even came to check if we were happy and had everything we wanted. Would come every week if we could 😁😁😁😁

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Our visut was to celebrate 2 milestone birthdays. The attention of the staff and service made it a very memorable afternoon. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Fantastic afternoon. We will be going back.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

First class food and service as always will be coming back again for my afternoon tea food coma ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon! My friend had the best hen do celebration with her family and friends. I would highly recommend having a private room. Staff were so attentive and plenty of lovely treats for us all. All staff were so accommodating and helpful! The afternoon tea was amazing plenty of tea, scones, cakes and of course bubbles for the bride to be!

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

I will definitely be back - a lovely afternoon in a very comfortable setting

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Food was lovely, and waiting staff were very attentive and excellent making sure we had everything we needed. A wonderful afternoon and highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fabulous service and wonderful food in great surroundings ... highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

A lovely experience!

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

We had a lovely afternoon. Food and service was exceptional. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

We were a group of 5 ladies and were all somewhat disappointed with the venue for afternoon tea. We were very impressed initially when we arrived and saw such a beautiful Hall and grounds. Unfortunately we saw nothing at all. The room for the tea was dreary, we couldn't see out at all, it was quite dark and somewhat formal. 2 of us starred at a wall. We had all hoped we could relax, enjoy afternoon tea taking in the stunning grounds. We ended up all feeling lethargic and were glad to get out of the room into the bright outside and some fresh air. With a change of venue this would have been a lovely afternoon. The ladies serving were lovely and the food was very good. The tea on the other hand was not so great. All seemed somewhat bland and the same.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Afternoon tea was very good. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

restricted range of cakes and pastries, sandwiches.Little atmosphere,and was a little uncomfortable asking for more sandwiches at £30 per person i expected more, It used to be better , i would not recommend it.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

The pecan/caramel cake was a bit dry and needed a cream filling. Other than that, the food was perfect and well catered to our needs :) service was great. We will be back

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