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We offer a wide range of dining experiences at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate. Enjoy The Terrace for our alfresco dining experience during the summer months. Why not have a leisurely dinner at our award winning AA Rosette, Garden Room restaurant? We serve exciting dishes from a modern English menu prepared with ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden.

The Garden Room menu and Sunday lunch menu change with the seasons which has guests returning to the restaurant time and time again.
Traditional English afternoon tea can be taken in the Lounge and Resturant and during the summer months we can also prepare a delicious picnic for you to take in the stunning Essex countryside.

We cater for private and fine dining events, big and small. With 14 ornate suites, your party will enjoy the ambience in our historic rooms whilst our team of expert chefs create the perfect menu for your special occasion.

We have experience hosting a wide range of events including christenings, birthday celebrations and Christmas and summer parties.

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  • Accept bank transfers
  • Afternoon tea
  • Children's menu
  • Serve lunch


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Breakfast available
  • Chef
  • Covers
  • Evening meals
  • Guide price
  • Locally sourced produce
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site
  • Private rooms
  • Special diets available
  • Specialities
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Children's outdoor play area


  • Coach parking
  • Drop Off Point
  • Facilities for Coach Driver

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar area
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Business support
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      From M11. Take A1060. From Bishop's Stortford town centre, 5 miles to Hatfield Heath. Pass the shops and turn right at the end of the heath signposted to Down Hall.  

      Public Transport Directions

      By Public Transport: From Bishops Stortford - 7 miles From Bishop's Stortford station take the A1060 towards Chelmsford. Turn left and pass the shops and turn right at the end of the heath signposted to Down Hall. The nearest railway station is BISHOPS STORTFORD, which is 6 miles away.

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      Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate, Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Essex, CM22 7AS

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