Afternoon Tea at Down Hall Hotel

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, nr Bishops Stortford, Essex, 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, 21 July 2019

The gentleman that met us at the door was so lovely. It was a surprise Baby Shower for my daughter and he helped us keep the secret until the moment we arrived at the table where the others were already seated. It really made the moment and he also remembered us on the way out and wished her all the best with the baby! The afternoon tea was lovely, selection covered all tastes. Slight downside was the band in the room, which made it difficult to hear each other speak at times.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

We had a lovely time! Nothing negative to report.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

4 tiny little sandwiches not very filling , I'd say more sandwich less cake. I noticed most people there left the macrons

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Nice afternoon tea, possibly a bit on the expensive side but good service and food

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Fantastic the service made my partners birthday extra special. Our waitress Jane was helpful pleasant and attentive. Very kind lady

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

The room we had afternoon tea was lacking character, but that was the only negative comment. The food, drinks and service was excellent. Receiving extra quiche was a bonus as these were delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Enjoyable but we found the service from the person who seated us to be ever so slightly brash.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

I had a meal on mother’s day which I enjoyed ( I was given a plant and it’s still looking lovely!) I had afternoon tea today for my dads birthday. It was a nice afternoon however for the £30 it cost per head I thought the sandwiches were not forthcoming !! The tea was plentiful as were the cakes. Having said that we asked for more sandwiches and were quickly given one extra finger sandwich each!! ( maybe we are greedy !!) I think you could use more imagination with the fillings too! It wasn’t very busy, but it was a Tuesday, maybe special offers during your quiet periods, I would have a few for sure! I love the hall itself and the setting is awesome. I will come again and hope that my comments are heeded. The staff were very friendly Overall a happy afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Waiting staff very friendly, willing & attentive. We would have preferred more savoury sandwiches and it would be nice to have s voice of choosing a cheese scone.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Myself and two friends enjoyed a splendid Afternoon Tea at Down Hall, preceded by a drink on the terrace. The staff were efficient and courteous. The quality of the food was of a high standard and we were altogether looked after very well. We did not have time to explore the extensive grounds but intend to do so on another occasion!

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

What a lovely afternoon the staff were amazing and made us very welcome and made my birthday special thankyou xx

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

An enjoyable experience. Lovely staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Down Hall, it was a lovely experience, the afternoon tea was superb

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

My visit to Down Hall was also my first Afternoon Tea experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We were made to feel very comfortable, and I loved being able to choose our seating, next to a window with a lovely view. The service was excellent, and the food was superb! Thankyou to one and all.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Picnic at £25 per head is too high a price for what you get. Afternoon tea at £30 per head is better value and choice of food is of a better quality.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Service was appalling

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Very pleasant couple of hours spent here having afternoon tea in very nice surroundings.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

There was a delay in being welcomed/ served but that being said the service was very good. Maybe a little delay in serving tea following on from champagne

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

The staff were great. Cannot fault them as they looked after my son. The food was very nice but not such value for money really. I have had petit fours which were more fancy. Thr tea was good and scones If it were a little cheaper I'd book it again. It was a lovely experience but it was because I got it via a voucher that I booked it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

For £30 pp I'd expect better food, and perhaps more sandwiches offered. Scones were nice but my onion and cucumber finger sandwiches were soggy. The prawns weren't fresh quality. Cakes were old. Lovely setting, excellent service but zero atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Very attentive service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Very enjoyable catch up with friends, service truly excellent. Scones a bit dry, cakes okay but not amazing, could have done with more savoury. The sausage roll was really good but tiny! Great choice of tea in a fab location, will come back

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

A very nice Afternoon Tea which was a present for my wife and myself. We would recommend the experience and would come again.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

First time for afternoon tea at Down Hall. It was lovely but there was a wedding party in the bar who ended up congregating in the afternoon tea area whilst waiting to be allowed into the ceremony. Very loud. Felt like we were sitting in a pub. I did mention it the staff and we were given a complementary glass of champagne each

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

1st time been to Down Hall for High Tea and surprised at poor standard of the food . Been to many different hotels for similar and the standard fell short of other providers of similar cost

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