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.

Wedding Open Day - Sunday 8th January

We have our latest Wedding Open Day on Sunday 8th January (12-3pm). Whilst it is a colder time of the year we dress the venue with ideas for all seasons, show the rooms off and have lots of the team on site to answer any questions and start getting quotes together if you wish. To book email info@downhamhall.com or call on 01268 422 464 (calls answered fully from 3rd January). If you are not wanting to book feel free to just pop in. We will be around all day if 12-3 doesn't work but may not find it so easy to sit down with you. We are a family run venue so pop-in and say hi.

As a result of the open day and to give our chef team a break after the festive period, Sunday lunches will commence the following weekend with the restaurant back open on Wednesday 11th January.

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.

Afternoon Tea

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
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