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Monday 20th Jun 2022 |

From 27th June to 10th July, country house hotel and spa, Down Hall, is serving up an ace limited-edition tennis-themed afternoon tea to celebrate the return of the famous grass court Grand Slam.

And with the hotel boasting hard tennis and Padel courts, you can get in some ball action at the same time!

The Perfect Match

Begin with a refreshing glass of Pimm’s, before tucking into a selection of delicate finger sandwiches such as honey roast ham with wholegrain mustard and truffled egg mayonnaise alongside a mouth-watering brie and caramelised onion quiche! Follow with freshly baked classic and fruit scones with clotted cream and Tiptree preserves, alongside a selection of sweet treats perfect for the occasion; strawberries and cream sponge, Pimm’s fruit jelly and a lemon and white chocolate mousse tennis ball!

Work up an appetite with a leisurely or competitive game with family or friends, grab your racquet and visit Down Hall’s hard tennis or new Padel courts.

The afternoon tea is priced at £40 Monday to Friday and £45 at the weekends, inclusive of a glass of Pimm’s and choice of freshly brewed tea.  Non-hotel residents can book in to play on the Padel tennis courts for £15 per hour.

Stay & Play

Make it a weekend to remember with Down Hall’s “Stay and Play” package, priced at £155 per person, which includes an overnight stay in one of Down Hall’s gorgeous classic rooms, breakfast the following morning, plus an hour’s use of both the tennis court and the hotel’s new Padel tennis court – the perfect chance to improve your game! Once you’ve finished working up an appetite, dinner in the hotel’s new restaurant Garden Room awaits, with a £40 dining allocation per person included.

To book Down Hall’s Wimbledon afternoon tea, or the perfect tennis staycation, call the Reservations team on 01279 731 441 or visit the website here:

Visit Down Hall, for an ace Wimbledon experience!

About Down Hall

Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.

Relax the body, soothe the soul and lift the spirit during your stay at Down Hall in our luxury Eden Spa.  With a history dating back to the 11th century, the estate, with this impressive Italianate mansion, is a truly historic setting. The hotel’s luxury interiors, ornate ceilings and abundance of natural daylight make for an experience like no other. Take time to wander the 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens or sample a traditional English Afternoon Tea in our historic lounge.

Why not enjoy a leisurely dinner in our restaurant, serving modern English fare prepared with fresh ingredients from our own vegetable garden.