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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 181 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 89
Rating: 4 48
Rating: 3 25
Rating: 2 12
Rating: 1 7

Diamond wedding anniversary party!

25/02/2018 cheryl b, Ipswich, United Kingdom

Celebrated my parents-in-laws diamond wedding anniversary here last night with 32 other family members and friends and it was just absolutely perfect! we hired the whole restaurant and were given a f... more


Yes and no

19/02/2018 teresa s, Brightlingsea, United Kingdom

I think the outside of the hotel could do with a make over. The staff could not have been more helpful and very knowledgeable of the area. We moved rooms during our stay purely because the television ... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the Cedars Hotel. The hotel is due for refurbishment in the New Year and this will include the outside. We are happy that you found the rooms clean and comfortable and do hope that we can welcome you back to the hotel in the not too distant future.

A great nights stay!

10/02/2018 Jendent13, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Cedars hotel in a family room on 3rd Feb and we enjoyed our stay. The manager informed us at check in that there was a 21st birthday party going on that evening so we were aware that ... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jendent13 Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the quirkiness of the hotel. Your comments have been passed on to the members of the team and we do hope that we will be able to welcome you to the hotel again. Kindest regards

18th Birthday Party 3/2/18

03/02/2018 Nigel J,

Had a great 18th Birthday party for our daughter in the restaurant of the Cedars Hotel last night. Family and friends really enjoyed the evening. Couldn't fault the service, buffet or the organisation... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Nigel J. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy that everybody enjoyed the evening. I will pass your lovely comments on to the staff and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Under new management but still excellent

30/01/2018 John M, Enniskillen, United Kingdom

I must have stayed here a hundred or more times in the last 20 years as my company's headquarters are next door. However, I hadn't been for over a year until last week. Many of my colleagues have turn... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. The staff at the Cedars are so glad that you enjoyed your latest visit with us and do hope that you will keep returning in the future.