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A lovely spot in Suffolk

Best Western The Cedars Hotel & Restaurant is a real home away from home. A 15th Century building perched on the edge of the Cedars Park and close to the A14 for easy access to anywhere you'd like to go. With Stowmarket as your base you have your pick of places to visit nearby, and yo'ull have the luxury of returning each evening to traditional English cuisine in our 60 seater Restaurant and a drink in the rustic oak beamed Cedars Bar.

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Needham Road
IP14 2AJ
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01449 612668


Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 10:00


Dining and Bars

Chef Peter Bulkeley


Cedars Restaurant

Offering a host of freshly cooked English dishes every day, our menu is as pleasant as our surroundings at the Cedars Restaurant. We can seat up to 60 guests, and when youre one of them you can choose from three courses of sumptuous traditional English dishes, including 'Proper' puddings such as Spotted Dick.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:15 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Cedars Bar and Lounge

The 15th Century Oak beamed Cedars Bar is all about serving up local beers and beverages in a welcoming atmosphere - with real ales to enjoy (from the Greene King Brewery at Bury St Edmunds just 9 miles away) and open fires in colder months. A bar snack menu is available every day and our Traditional Sunday Roast is very popular too.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Stowmarket Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Standard
Location: On Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 6114 Yards
No handicap required


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £36.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes

Woodbridge Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: heath / forest
Location: On Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6299 Yards
Handicap required


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £10.00
18 holes £15.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Driving Range Yes


Whether youre planning a small intimate wedding or large wedding for up to 100 people, we have the facilities you need to guarantee big smiles on your big day.

The large Gainsborough suite is an ideal location for weddings with its private bar, entrance and cloakroom and doors leading to the beautiful gardens surrounded by Conifers. The suite can be dressed to impress, and a range of options are available including a traditional wedding breakfast menu, canapes, hot and cold fork and finger buffets. Discos, Bands, Magicians, Toastmasters, Guitarists, Singers and Comedians are available too, so please ask our events co-ordinator. For photos, the rear gardens are perfect as is our very own love bench.

Wedding Receptions at Th Cedars Hotel


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Sharon Haynes on 01449 612668

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A14, J50, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Stowmarket, 1.40 miles
Nearest airport: Norwich, 39.00 miles
Free parking on site (90 spaces)
On site disabled parking (5 spaces)

Needham Road
IP14 2AJ

What's nearby?


  • Stowmarket Town Football Club (1.6 miles)

  • Ipswich Town Football Club (13 miles)

  • Stowmarket Rugby Union Football Club (2.3 miles)

  • Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre (2 miles)

  • Mid Suffolk Showground (7 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Museum of Anglian Life (1.5 miles)

  • Mid Sufolk Light Railway Museum (13 miles)

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club (1 miles)

  • PLayworld Ocean Adventure (3 miles)

  • Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (6 miles)


  • Ipswich (12 miles)

  • Bury St Edmunds (17 miles)

  • Norwich City Centre (38 miles)

  • Colchester (27 miles)

  • Cambridge (46 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Our well-equipped and welcoming hotel is perched on the edge of the cedars Business Park and attracts a lot of conferences for the large corporations in the area by day (our largest suite holds up to 120 people) as well as community meetings and functions by night. The Gainsborough Suite is a light, high ceiling meeting and function room with its own traditional wooden bar facility - and can be split into three separate function rooms. It also has its own entrance to avoid the hustle and bustle of busy Reception areas.

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Gainsborough 100 60 40 40 100
Constable 20 12 12 14 14
Restaurant 0 0 0 0 50
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 235 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 104
Rating: 4 62
Rating: 3 35
Rating: 2 17
Rating: 1 17

Not the best

27/01/2019 runningoutofnames, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Formerly a fairly regular user of the cedars restaurant over the years, nothing super special, but normally good food, reasonable if sometimes erratic service. Recently became a Best western, revised... more


Fair price for the service provided

03/01/2019 Marykar, France

I had to stay for a night at Stowmarket and leave early next morning. The Cedars Hotel was a fair solution with free car park and a restaurant for dinner. I've got a standard double room somewhere up... more

Owner Response
Michelle198237, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Marykar Thank you for staying with us and for your review. I'm sorry to hear that there was no offer to help with the luggage as this is usually a standard for any of the guests who stay with us. We also offer express breakfast so we will be looking to see why it was not offered on this occasion and to ensure that in the future any guests who wish to have breakfast can do so. The hotel is due for a major refurbishment this year and hopefully this will help with the noise that you mentioned within the rooms. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again in the future. Kindest regards

Christmas Lunch 2018

26/12/2018 Wendy U, Stowmarket, United Kingdom

Our second Christmas lunch at the Cedars and it was an enjoyable occasion again. The staff working were all cheerful and helpful. Lunch included a complimentary glass of mulled wine, which was delicio... more

Owner Response
Michelle198237, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Wendy I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Day lunch with us for the second year running. Our staff worked really hard to ensure that all our guests were looked after and happy on the day. I look forward to taking your booking for next year! Kind regards

An Extraordinary Place to Stay

23/12/2018 pandj98, London, United Kingdom

I have to declare an interest here, as the Cedars belonged to my ancestors during the 18th century, but it's still a place I'd thoroughly recommend. Other than three of the original cedar trees, the f... more

Owner Response
Michelle198237, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear pandj 98 Thank you for staying with us and taking the time post a review. I do hope that while you were with us you mentioned your connection with the hotel as we would have been happy to show round some of the older parts! We are however glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope that you will visit us again soon. Kind regards

Works Christmas meal

17/12/2018 Jooney216, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

Appalling service 30 minute wait at the bar to get drinks, slow service serving food we had booked for 7.30pm our main meal didn't arrive until 8.50pm. Am not blaming the staff they worked hard to kee... more

Owner Response
Michelle198237, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jooney216 Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your Christmas Party Night. I'm sorry to hear that you experienced some issues - This is not our normal standard of service and I do hope you will consider visiting with us again so that we can have a chance to rectify this. kindest regards