Down Hall is a beautiful historic country house hotel and spa located in the stunning Hertfordshire countryside. It is a great place to visit with the whole family as it offers a range of activities to keep both adults and children entertained for hours. The range of activities available include a gorgeous spa for adults and archery, mini-golf, giant games, a woodland walk, and a huge playing field and playground for children.  Paradise Wildlife Park is also close by so you can add a fun-filled day out to your visit.


The grounds of Down Hall are exquisite. The historic house is absolutely charming and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fields. The restaurant facitlies are also outstanding and Afternoon Tea is available if desired. I have experienced the Afternoon Tea with my partner and children and we all loved it. Down Hall offers an adult option and a children’s option for Afternoon Tea. The adult option included a selection of sandwiches (Ham, Cucumber and Dijon mustard, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese, Smoked Cheese and Garden Chutney and Cucumber and Chive Cream Cheese), a courgette, tomato and chive tart, 2 scones, chocolate and beetroot cake, carrot cake and a strawberry flower pot.


The Children’s Woodland Adventure Afternoon Tea was also lovely. Included in this Afternoon tea was Honey Roast Ham and Jam finger sandwiches, Buttermilk plain scones with Tiptree preserves, a chocolate flower pot (with an edible pot!), Carrot Cake and a Bunny Rabbit shortbread. Soft drinks were also included.


The presentation of this afternoon tea was wonderful. The sandwiches, scones and cakes were all presented on a wooden board and the chocolate pot was placed on its side with chocolate shavings spilling out of it which looked like mud. The cost of these afternoon teas were £30.00 per person for the adult option and £15.00 per person for the children’s option.


Down Hall is a perfect place to visit for families as both adults and children’s needs are catered for.

Address: Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Essex, CM22 7AS

Telephone: +44 (0)1279 731 441