We are now closed on site but moving to food delivery

From the 20th March we are now not allowed to open for events or our restaurant. We are checking all the specifics as fast as we can and will back to those with events ASAP. We are not yet 100% sure on the situation with our bedrooms as other countries have let that continue but the cafe is shut for eating in.

However we are offering food delivery for those on lockdown from Thursday 25th March. Please call us on 01268 422 464 or visit our new temporary shop at

Food delivery is a short term help we believe to some real problems. Please read more here- Food Delivery

Bedrooms – this is the guidance fro government, we are only allowed to take bookings in these scenarios, if you want then give us a call:

– Where people live in these as interim abodes whilst their primary residence is unavailable they may continue to do so.
– Key workers, permanent residents, and nonUK residents who are unable to travel to their country of residence during this period can continue to stay in hotels or similar where required.
– People who are unable to move into a new home due to the current restrictions can also stay at hotels.
– Where hotels, hostels, and B&Bs are providing rooms to support homeless and other vulnerable people such as those who
cannot safely stay in their home, through arrangements with local authorities and other public bodies, they may remain open.
– Hotels are allowed to host blood donation sessions.

Christina and Andrew Metcalfe


Welcome to Downham Hall

Welcome to Downham Hall, a magnificent luxury country wedding venue and B&B built in the 17th century. A former residence of the wealthy De Beauvoir family, Downham Hall is steeped in history and stands majestically just outside the village of Downham near Billericay in Essex. This lovingly restored family run Hall is set amongst rolling hills and spectacular, quintessentially British countryside, with panoramic views that go on for miles.
An oasis of tranquillity only 45 minutes from London and within easy access to the A12, A127 and M25, this stunning, family run, country mansion, is the perfect setting for your dream wedding, baby shower, corporate event, birthday party or for you to celebrate a loved one’s life. With our elegant De Beauvoir suite with tall chandeliered ceilings, modern fireplace and tall bay window; light and airy Orangery overlooking the countryside and grounds; beautifully furnished marquee and manicured garden with outdoor terrace, we have everything you need to make your celebration unforgettable.

Stay with us

Downham Hall offers relaxed yet luxurious boutique accommodation, suitable for any length of stay, from an overnight business trip to a longer retreat to the countryside to visit our beautiful county.


As a family owned and run business with a small friendly hand-selected team, we can offer you the flexibility to make your special day truly your own.

Coffee shop

Our coffee shop is open daily in our light and airy Orangery, restored to its former glory and with the best views at Downham Hall. Our breakfast menu is available from 7 am until 9.30 am. For our lunch menu, we provide a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, light lunches and home-made cakes and pastries.

Luxury afternoon tea

Treat yourself to luxury afternoon tea with a difference in our Orangery. Here you can admire the stunning views, while enjoying a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, fresh scones with home-made preserve and a selection of cakes and pastries.

Meeting facilities & Corporate events

Have a meeting with a difference in our beautiful De Beauvoir suite or Orangery. Our modern, beautifully furnished, De Beauvoir suite, featuring high ceilings and ornate fireplace, is fitted with a wall-mounted screen and Wi-Fi.


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Discover Downham Hall and get inspired for your next stay. Browse our rooms, grounds and previous weddings / events held here.

Celebration of life

Downham Hall is an ideal location for a family to remember a loved one alongside the many friends who will attend.

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Located in the Essex countryside in the head of a valley which heads down to the River Crouch and overlooks the Thames Estuary.