Boutique country house hotel, restaurant, weddings and event venue in Essex
Home to exceptional taste
Celebrate. Dine. Escape.
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.
Father's Day - Sunday 18th June
One of our key dates in the calendar, Father's Day is always a very popular one, so book early to reserve your table. We have reserved the mini golf for the children and this is the perfect thing to do with the little ones in our beautiful gardens. Please note we will not be reserving outside tables but you are welcome to take any table outside available on a first come first served basis.
A taste of the countryside
Open to all, our restaurant showcases some of the finest local produce that our chefs can get their hands on. We work hard on the food across everything we do and the showcase is in the restaurant. From casual breakfasts and relaxed lunches to indulgent afternoon teas and delicious evening dinners, we serve up fabulous tastes in our intimate eatery.
Tie the knot
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.
Gatherings, parties, wakes, conference & meetings, private dining
Stay at Downham Hall
Joining us for a celebration or simply searching for a cosy countryside home from home? Our five bedrooms are beautifully decorated and well equipped, complete with more than a few little luxuries.
With our Georgian Manor House as the venue, we are the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea.
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