While mouth-watering cakes are made in a tent for Great British Bake Off, there is one big question on everyone’s minds – the location.

This year has been slightly different, as all of the contestants, judges and hosts had to isolate for seven weeks in a bid to form their own coronavirus bubble for the 2020 series.

Last night, we saw a group of bakers get their cake-making skills on for the first episode, and fans became curious as to where the Channel 4 baking series is filmed. So where is Great British Bake Off being filmed in 2020? We explored its location!

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Ep1. Paul, Prue, Noel and Matt. Picture: Channel 4. Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

Where is The Great British Bake Off filmed?

The Channel 4 baking show is being filmed at Down Hall Hotel & Spa in Hatfield Heath for its 2020 series. Contestants isolated inside the Essex hotel for seven weeks ahead of the show to follow coronavirus guidelines.

It is the first time that The Great British Bake Off has been filmed at the hotel, as it is usually filmed at Welford Park in Berkshire every year. Its well-known white tent was popped up within the hotel grounds for the competitors to go head-to-head in the famous baking contest.

A look at Down Hall Hotel & Spa

The country house hotel reaches 110 acres of land and has 98 rooms, a spa, with incredible views of forestry. It also offers afternoon tea, as well as double and large suites, with a beautiful waterfall near its entrance.

It has been reported that Down Hall Hotel & Spa was used in a self-catering capacity, and it was hired out exclusively for those on The Great British Bake Off for its entire duration of filming. All the cast and crew – as well as 20 hotel staff members, 80 producers and around 20 children, chaperones and dogwalkers – stayed there.

Managing director of Love Productions Letty Kavanagh secured the hotel for filming and for the 12 members of the bubble to stay, when the hotel was not as busy as usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The hotel grounds truly do look spectacular!



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