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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 08443 876082*


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.

Sat nav users: type IP14 2AJ

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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 207 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 97
Rating: 4 54
Rating: 3 29
Rating: 2 14
Rating: 1 13


13/06/2018 denmarkf2018, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Currently sitting in the bar after dinner. Food was good and there a lot of locals in for dinner, which is a good sign. I must say, the staff are excellent. Very attentive without being intrusive and ... more


Good value

05/06/2018 MissAlice1980,

Very clean and rooms have everything you need. Hotel is nicely laid out although dated. Breakfast very nice and reasonable. Helpful and friendly staff although Blonde lady on reception wasn’t either. ... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Zoe Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the food good and the staff helpful and friendly. I am sorry however that you didn't find the person on reception as helpful and apologise for this and can confirm that it will be looked at. We do hope however, that you will visit us again in the future. Kindest regards

One of the friendliest hotels I have stayed in

01/06/2018 Roger C, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

A hotel is really only as good as its staff and The Cedars is a three star hotel with a five star staff. I stayed there with my grand children, aged two and seven, not the easiest of guests, and the s... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Roger C What else can I say but a huge thank you for taking the time to give such a glowing review of the Cedars Hotel, the food but especially the staff. Our staff really try to go the extra mile for all our guests and I am so pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that you all enjoyed your stay with us. I really do hope that you will come back so that we can once again welcome you to the Cedars Hotel. Kindest regards

Another nice stay

31/05/2018 riponman1959, Chichester, United Kingdom

Nice friendly place, a welcome change from a Premier Inn. Breakfast was good and so was the evening meals. Room was basic, but clean and had proper hot water (not the Premier inn tepid type) so could... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Riponman1959 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Cedars Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and you found the food was good. Much of the food we serve is made home here on the premises and breakfast it usually cooked to order to ensure that it is hot and fresh. We do sometimes have a little issue with the internet being slow especially if the hotel is full but it is being looked at so this should be resolved in the near future. Once again thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kindest regards

Friendly, helpful staff

20/05/2018 Karen6320, Norwich, United Kingdom

My husband, son and I stayed there for 2 nights whilst trading at a local steam rally. We had once before stayed in a Best Western in Wakefield. We had such a nice experience that we thought we would ... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Karen6320 Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Cedars Hotel . I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff pleasant and helpful and the food good. We do try to ensure that our guests enjoy their time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again Kindest regards