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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

Send to Tom Tom

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 218 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 100
Rating: 4 57
Rating: 3 32
Rating: 2 15
Rating: 1 14

Weekend away

13/08/2018 BarbsD, Essex, UK

My husband and I stayed for one night on a weekend break. Hotel located about a 15/20 minute walk to town. Ample parking available, free of charge. Hotel is slightly dated, but once inside recepti... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear BarbsD Thank you for the review of your stay at the Cedars Hotel. Its nice to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and found all our staff members nice and friendly - we try to go that extra mile to ensure our guests feel welcomed at the hotel. On another note I am sorry that the secondary double glazing proved to be an issue for you but it does help to reduce noise from outside. However,we are due to have a major refurbishment in the New Year and this should eradicate any problems with opening the windows. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Kindest regards

Overnight after a party

12/08/2018 manstondrive, bishops stortford

An average hotel. The rooms are tired but clean and the shower in room 22 is brilliantly powerful. Breakfast was served on supper hot plates and was tasty. Good pastries and bread were served at break... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear manstondrive Thank you for your review of your stay with us and we are happy that it was all good! We are in the process of introducing a new Breakfast menu and although muesli is not included we are adding a homemade Granola as many guests seem to prefer this. So I do hope that you will come and stay with us again. Kindest regards

Pleaseant and helpful staff, convenient location.

30/07/2018 Bruce C, Buckingham, United Kingdom

We selected this hotel for an overnight stay being en route and close to our destination which we had to reach early the following morning. It is located very close to the A14 and has a large car par... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Bruce C Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Cedars Hotel and I'm happy to hear that everything went as it should and you found the staff friendly. We are aware that the hotel is a little dated but do try our best to maintain a good level of service and comfort for our guests. As you may be aware we are due to have a major refurbishment programme start in the New Year and I hope that you will come back again once this is completed. Kindest regards

1st impressions can be deceiving

28/07/2018 Bluexandee, Kent

On 1st impression on arrival the hotel looks like a forgotten Pontins building. But the reception was lovely and they acknowledged the fact that I had contacted them a week before that I am a vegetar... more

Owner Response
Michelle W, Front Office Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Bluexandee Thank you for your review of your stay at the Cedars hotel. I'm sorry to hear that you had a slight issue with the shower and the heat in your room but glad that overall you really enjoyed your stay with us. The staff at the Cedars try to ensure that all our guests feel valued, and we are happy that this came across to you during your stay. Congratulations again on your 25th Anniversary - I do hope you enjoyed the wine! Kindest regards

Best westerns hidden gem

18/07/2018 beattiec1, Leicester, United Kingdom

The Ceders offers all you need from a hotel , good food , clean and tidy rooms and excellent staff, the chef on the day made an excellent steak and kidney pie. The staff were polite and very helpfull,... more

Owner Response
Gemma A, Public Relations Manager at The Cedars Hotel, responded to this review
Dear beattiec1 Thank you for taking your time to write a review about your time at Cedars Hotel. We are extremely pleased to hear that your stay with us went well and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon if you are in the area again. Kindest regards