Afternoon Tea

back on certain dates

What better way to engage in this age-old British custom than in a beautifully refurbished, 400-year-old English country mansion, surrounded by spectacular Essex countryside. Only a 20-minute drive from Chelmsford and 10 minute drive from Billericay, afternoon tea at Downham Hall is a unique and luxurious treat, within easy reach of London, the A12 and the A127.

Enjoy afternoon tea at its best in our De Beauvoir suite with high chandeliered ceiling, grand bay window, and Adam’s inspired fireplace.

Our afternoon tea features a delicious selection of freshly prepared, delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked home-made scones served with clotted cream, strawberry preserve and a delightful selection of exquisite cakes and pastries. Enjoy with a refillable pot of freshly brewed loose leaf tea from Camellia’s Tea House or Columbian filtered coffee. Or for that extra special touch, why not add a glass of chilled prosecco, or bottle of champagne.

Dates we have right now

Afternoon Tea is available from 12pm to 3pm, available dates:

Classic £25.95⠀
Gin & Tonic £32⠀
Sparkling £32
(all bookings are subject to an optional 10% service charge)

we cannot cater for gluten free, if you have any dietry requirements please call before booking online.

Dates for Afternoon Tea are:⠀⠀
November |⠀
17, 18, 20th⠀

December |⠀festive
1, 2, 15, 16th ⠀

january |
26, 27, 29th

february |
9, 10, 12, 23, 24, 26th

march |
9, 10, 12, 23, 24, 26th

£10pp deposit required on booking. Any cancellation within 48hours of the booking is non refundable.

Deposits are able to be transferred to another date or alternate dining option if cancelled before 48 hours.


Enjoy afternoon tea at its best in our Orangery
Afternoon Tea at Downham Hall
Exterior Downham Hall
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