All you need to know about Downham Hall

About us

Full of history and charm, our family-run hotel in the heart of Essex has a fair few stories to tell.

Originally built in the 1700s, once home to the de Beauvoir family, and having had various incarnations from as early as the 1500s, it’s fair to say our hotel has a story or two to tell.


Downham Hall has undergone extensive renovation over the years, but still retains its country house charm. Andrew and Christina Metcalfe, who have owned the hotel since 2017, wanted to create a space known for three things: escapism, celebrations, and exceptional dining. Fast forward to today and our country house is home to a flavourful restaurant, inviting rooms and suites, elegant event spaces, and most importantly, top-quality service.


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