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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 Sunday, 20 May 2018

The food and service was lovely. The room we were in didn't have much of an atmosphere, unlike if the tea had been in the entrance hall or one of the other function rooms. £30pp seemed a little pricey when we booked but knowing Down Hall I assumed it would be outstanding at that price. And it was very good but I've been to other afternoon tea venues for much less for the same quality. However as a treat it was a nice couple of hours after having treatments at your spa.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Great time. Food excellent and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Very much enjoyed an afternoon tea to celebrate a 98th birthday. Really wanted to ask for the chef’s recipe for the scones!! They were perfect. If you are able send me the recipe I promise I will keep it a secret. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Wonderful food and great service!

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Visited On Monday, 14 May 2018

Lovely afternoon tea

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Excellent afternoon tea

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Interesting choice of background music for a genteel tea on a Sunday afternoon!!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Fantastic

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Lovely staff, very welcoming and beautiful venue

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

What a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The scones were delicious. We really enjoyed the sandwiches. We ordered the vegetarian tea selection and loved the variety of sandwiches offered and the little desserts. Thank you so much for an awesome experience!!! I live in New Jersey, USA and would definitely recommend this “Afternoon Tea” to all and will surely be back on my next visit. The hotel is charming and the gardens and setting are gorgeous.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Lovely experience in a beautiful set of surroundings

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Staff disappeared around 4.30 when we tried to pay bill. After 15 minute wait, I had to go up to bar counter to pay. Also, when my mother asked at the reception for a brochure about the hotel, she apparently was spoken to by someone who was very reluctant to hand anything over. Otherwise, food was lovely and the waitress excellent - although everyone disappeared as I say when we tried to pay.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 May 2018

from the moment we entered the hotel we were looked after, the professionalism of the staff was excellent, we would definitely consider coming here again.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

The service was fantastic, the food was excellent, staff very warm welcoming and polite, could not have asked for a better service for a special day...could not fault the venue...

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

We had a lovely afternoon, food was amazing, service was exceptional and the setting was faultless. We will definitely return in the future. Thank you for an very enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

We sat outside and found it all so nice,and we would go again.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Very attentive at first, changing the seating arrangements for us. After that we were left alone and I had to find someone to ask for more tea. Although the food was nice it was certainly not worth £30 pp.

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

Next time I would request to be in the main lounge as the small lounge lacked any kind of atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

The choice of being able to have a latte would have been nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Was expecting a nicer room for the afternoon tea. With a view of the grounds, or in a room with a cosy fireplace or a room with character. Felt like we could of been anywhere- not in a lovely building. So quite disappointed with that aspect. Had large parties near us, so hard to hear each other. Felt rushed to make a choice on the tea when we first arrived. Choice of teas were very good, service was good.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Great food and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Beautiful place to have afternoon tea in 👏

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Another lovely afternoon tea at Down Hall. Once we got the wobbly table sorted and managed to clarify the correct dietary requirements, it was a very relaxing afternoon. The first time we visited there was more of a proactive stance to topping up our tea when we’d finished a pot. However when we got top ups it came quickly. All in all, a lovely afternoon which worked out well as we had the spa package which I think was really good value for money as it included an afternoon tea. We will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Monday, 16 April 2018

Most enjoyable afternoon. A wonderful birthday gift 🎁 . Would certainly recommend to his place. Lovely relaxing atmosphere!!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

A very enjoyable afternoon,would definitely be returning.

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