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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, 09 December 2018

Amazing afternoon tea, lovely food, calming atmosphere and brilliant service. Will be recommending to our friends

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

We all had a fantastic time the food was excellent especially the small quiche, ever taisted anything so lovely. We all said the sandwiches were superb, we would of preferred more sandwiches another quiche, less cakes. Scones were to die for. My granddaughters snowman, macoroon was the taistiest thing ever! So very well done chefs of Down hall & excellent service to you all. Made my mother in laws 80th!

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

As a wedding was on at the time of visit we were sat in a separate room. The room was nicely decorated but the chairs were quite uncomfortable and the day did not have the relaxed atmosphere that we usually enjoy when sitting in less formal surroundings in the lounge area. We were also lucky that we had an early reservation as the tables were quite close to one another and we could hear our neighbors' conversations. Apart from that it was a lovely day as we have come to expect from Down Hall

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Very friendly waitress, great food & tea

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Table was to low and gave you back ache. Could improve on the gluten free scones and cakes.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

I considered afternoon tea to be overpriced. Sandwiches were ok though very little filling. Scones looked like brioche and were very doughy. Deserts were very nice. Otherwise it was a nice setting and the service was excellent. We would return to try the food but not for afternoon tea.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

We visited to celebrate a friend's Birthday, the service was excellent and the food nicely presented with a good selection of teas. The food selection was not as extensive as other establishments I have visited and priced slightly on the high side but overall it was a lovely experience.

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

Very pleasant afternoon tea - staff attentive and food really fresh and tasty

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Enjoyed our afternoon tea at Down Hall Hotel, plenty of everything. .. Staff were very helpful.. would definitely recommend. ..

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

Excellent all round, would highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Overall quite disappointed with our experience, as always with Down hall we expected to sit in the main lounge/ reception area, which to be honest is the sole reason for booking afternoon tea at down hall. Even though I emailed a few days ahead requesting a spot by the fire in the Lounge this was not possible and we were forced to sit far away at the other side of the hotel. The restaurant we were sat in was a little tired looking, not much atmosphere. The staff were quite hard work, had to ask numerous times for water, were not offered by more drinks or cakes until 10 mins after we’d finished, they were not particularly professional. Even though I had pre-emailed with dietary requirements, they were not communicated to the kitchen/ waitresses - or maybe waitresses didn’t check the notes on the booking, and the waitress rather than checking my email booking wanted me to list them again in front of the rest of the table, quite frustrating. It’s a shame as down hall is a beautiful hotel and I have visited for business and social so many times now, but its reputation is being damaged by staff that don’t seem to care for its brand or image.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

A lovely afternoon tea - excellent food with friendly courteous service.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Very nice experience & reasonable value for money. Would be lovely experience in summer months when weather good & when you are able to enjoy the venue more.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Excellent service lovely food

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The food was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful. A lovely afternoon.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Lovely afternoon very well looked after. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Gorgeous place and all of the staff I can in contact with were very friendly and professional a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Excellent and perfectly light food

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

On arrival was disappointed that we had to find our own way to where we were eating,it was a bit overwhelming trying to find our way around. Tea was great & waitress was very polite & considerate. Atmosphere was a bit bland though during our visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Excellent service. Appreciated refill of sandwiches. Although noted on reservation that it was my mothers bday, nothing was done by the restaurant to acknowledge it,

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

No atmosphere as served in a large dining room where other diners were having lunch. Scones had clearly been warmed in a microwave and were too hard once cooled to eat - very disappointed for the price

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Lovely service not rushed at all

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Excellent service and lovely place for afternoon tea! Will definitely recommend to friends and family

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 October 2018

I had a lovely afternoon tea. The staff were so nice throughout the hotel.

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Visited On Monday, 22 October 2018

A truly special experience. The afternoon tea was amazing. Thank you Down Hall

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