16 Nov 2019
Located on the Hertfordshire/Essex border less than an hour from central London, luxury country hotel Down Hall will be marking the most wonderful time of the year with a roster of events, special menus and day packages. Set within 110 acres of thriving garden and woodland, Down Hall it the perfect place to escape the everyday, unwind and kick off the holiday season this Christmas.
All the trimmings – festive lunch menu
Baby it’s cold outside! Whether you’re planning an office team treat or intimate meal with family, Down Hall’s three-course Christmas lunch menu has the festivities covered. Starters of dill cured salmon and pheasant terrine precede moreish mains of traditional roast turkey, nut roast or monkfish served with all the trimmings. Round things off with traditional Christmas pudding or a selection of English cheeses.
The Festive Lunch is available from the 2nd – 23rd December Monday to Saturday, and is priced at £29.50 per adult or £15 per child.
For big and little elves – Festive afternoon tea
Bedecked in Christmas lights and decorations, the dining rooms at Down hall are the setting for a delicious limited-edition festive afternoon tea. The tea will include seasonal finger sandwiches such as truffled egg mayonnaise and ham with whole grain mustard, rich stilton and fig tarts, buttery scones dotted with ruby red cranberries, and a crowning tier of chocolate yule log, mulled wine cheesecake and rich Christmas fruit cake. On Sundays throughout December, afternoon tea service will be accompanied by soothing melodies from Down Hall’s talented resident pianist.
Festive afternoon tea is served daily throughout December, Monday to Sunday from 1.00pm – 5.30pm. Tea is priced at £35.00 per adult / £17.50 per child Monday to Saturday, and £40.00 per adult / £20.00 per child on Sundays.
Glad rags at the ready – Christmas party nights
Ready to rock around the Christmas tree? Perfect for a night out with friends or colleagues, Down Hall’s Christmas Party Night series returns this December. Guests will be treated to all the Christmas classics care of live performers The Earls of Swing, alongside a three-course meal, a welcome glass of fizz and half a bottle of wine per person. Available on 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th and 21st December, tickets are priced at £72.50 per person.
Come Boxing Day, join Down Hall for an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing and spectacular live jazz from The Quartones. The Boxing Day evening package is priced at £75.00 per adult and £32.50 per child.
Auld Lang Syne – New Year’s Eve black tie ball
Bring in 2020 in style at Down Hall’s exclusive black-tie ball, complete with a Champagne and canapé reception and luxurious four-course dinner. Tuck into crab tian with crème fraiche and clementine to start followed by apple and elderflower sorbet, beef tenderloin with potato fondant, celeriac and truffle; and dark chocolate delice with mango and passionfruit. A resident DJ spins tracks late into the night, while a pop-up casino will give guests the chance to try their hand at roulette or blackjack. Tickets are priced at £165 per person, or push the boat out and stay overnight for £500 per room (based on two adults sharing), inclusive of ball tickets.
Down Hall Hotel & Spa
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath
Essex CM22 7AS
T: 01279 731441 www.downhall.co.uk