Boutique country house hotel, restaurant and venue in Essex

Home to exceptional taste

Dine. Escape. Celebrate.

Nestled in the rolling fields of rural Essex, our family-run hotel is full of history and style, with a healthy pinch of countryside charm. Tucked away inside, you'll find a restaurant focused on fabulous seasonal flavours, inviting rooms and suites to snooze in, and timelessly elegant event spaces to suit any occasion.

A taste of the countryside

Open to both guests and non-residents, our restaurant showcases some of the finest local produce that our chefs can get their hands on. From casual breakfasts and relaxed lunches to indulgent afternoon teas and delicious evening dinners, we'll be serving up foodie favourites in our laid-back eatery.

We booked an anniversary meal on Saturday evening and we were not disappointed! I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of dining out we have had. Our waitress was attentive and welcoming. The food was beautifully presented and delicious and the wine choice superb. The decor of the room was warm, clean and fresh. I have already recommended Downham Hall to friends and we will be returning. Thank you so much for a lovely evening.

Manni Lou Moore
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With timelessly elegant suites, open-air event spaces, and everything in between, your big day can be whatever you want it to be. And the best part? All weddings at our country house hotel enjoy exclusive use of the whole estate, so you don't have to worry about sharing the spotlight.